The U.S. has an affordable housing shortage. Could ‘granny flats’ be the answer
Pictured Above: chicagotribune.com, The space between the main house and the accessory dwelling unit features a fire pit and separate seating spaces. (Beth Nakamura / For The Washington Post)
ADUs, commonly called “granny flats” or “mother-in-law suites,” date to antiquity. But there has been renewed interest as housing costs soar across the United States, especially in high-demand, relatively low-density cities along the West Coast.