Synopses & Reviews
Accessory Dwelling Units are a form of residential infill housing that are poised to revolutionize housing in the United States. Unlike other urban development trends, this one is being driven by homeowners, not professional developers.
Through case studies, expert interviews, firsthand anecdotes, images, and data analysis, Backdoor Revolution reveals the opportunities, challenges, and best practices of ADU development for homeowners, including costs, financing, design, zoning barriers, and regulatory loopholes.
With sections written for policymakers and small housing advocates, Backdoor Revolution offers insightful analysis and a succinct prescription for solutions to municipal and institutional barriers for ADU development.
"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. Kol leads the reader through the challenges of permitting, financing, and building ADUs, and lays out the opportunities for bringing this grassroots phenomenon into a viable housing option." Ross Chapin, author of Pocket Neighborhoods
"Over the last seven years, I've witnessed Kol's leadership in the small house movement firsthand, from starting the first tiny house hotel, to educating thousands of homeowners on how to develop ADUs, to his advocacy work on small housing policy." Dee Williams, author of The Big Tiny