Backyard Houses


How to Build a Rental Unit or Granny Flat in Your Backyard

Date: 
April 12, 2018
To ease the housing crunch, the city of L.A. is making it easier for homeowners to build “accessory dwelling units.”

In the hills of Highland Park, Trent Wolbe is standing where his new home is being built. A two-story, 1,024-square-foot two-bedroom house, it’ll be 27 by 17 feet at the base—tight but just right considering that he’s squeezing this into the backyard of the Craftsman bungalow he shares with his partner and four-year-old daughter.