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Backdoor Revolution-

The Definitive Guide to ADU Development


ADUs, commonly known as granny flats, Backyard cottages, inlaw suites, and accessory apartments, are a form of residential infill housing on the precipice of a massive revitalization in the US.

Backdoor Revolution (paperback)


358 pages. Black and white. 1.2 lbs. 6″ x 9″. Free shipping in the US.

“Backdoor Revolution is an A–Z manual on how to create ADUs, written by one of the most passionate, knowledgeable and experienced people in this burgeoning movement. For anyone wanting to build or live in an ADU, or to include as a permitted use in a zoning code, this is the go-to book.

With this book, Kol leads the reader through the challenges and barriers that get in the way of permitting, financing and building ADUs, and lays out the opportunities for bringing this grassroots phenomenon into a viable housing option for American cities and towns.

— Ross Chapin, author of Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World