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Tiny Home in San Diego for Mom

Appleton Street, San Diego, CA 92117

Homeowner Story: Bring aging family closer

Status: Completed
1 Bed
1 Bath
494 ft 2
One Story

This tiny home in San Diego is a 498 square foot accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with one bedroom and one bath, plus a full kitchen and laundry. The homeowner opted to customize our build ready 1BR/1BA square ADU floor plan, to accommodate a number of features her mother wanted to include in her new ADU tiny home. A larger tiled shower and beautiful front facing windows make up a few of these customizations in the granny flat.

The ADU was built for the homeowner’s aging mother, who wanted to move closer in a multi generational living setup. The beautiful rose bushes framing the home will allow privacy for the ADU, while also complimenting the blue exterior.

Read more about considerations for multigenerational living in our ADU Guide for Family Members.

Floor Plan:

1BR/1BA 24×20 Square

This square ADU floor plan under 500 sqft features a full bath and kitchen, plus a separate bedroom. Popular for rentals and for family, this small unit is a great option for staying under $300,000 for the total project cost.

Thinking about going even smaller? Read more about ADUs vs. Tiny Homes.

Build Cost: $235K
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The City of San Diego ADU Guide

SnapADU is a leader in the San Diego ADU market, with a portfolio that includes dozens of completed and ongoing granny flat projects. Our team’s in-depth knowledge of the city’s ADU regulations and our established relationships with local permitting offices streamline the process for our clients. We’re committed to leveraging our experience to navigate the complexities of each project, from initial design to final construction, ensuring that every ADU we build meets the unique needs of homeowners while complying with local guidelines.

Of note, San Diego promotes the building of more ADUs through the affordable ADU bonus program.

Learn more about building an ADU in San Diego