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Are you thinking about building a guest house or casita on your property?
It’s no secret, the Scottsdale and Phoenix population is growing rapidly and the housing market is getting crazier by the day. Many of your neighbors and community members are building guest houses and casitas as rental properties or multigenerational housing. Why not get in on the action?
Make your property work for you! A backyard or above garage-casita could generate income or provide safe, comfortable housing for a loved one.
Before you even start to really research guest houses, you need to do one quick thing. Look up your local laws and see if you’re even allowed to build one in the first place. Local zoning and property laws could forbid the construction of a guest house entirely. Others could limit its size and affect how close it can be placed to a neighbor’s home. You may also need approval from a local zoning board.
Once you’ve figured out what local laws will permit, it pays to study up on the costs of building a guest home. It’s also wise to take into account what factors can affect that cost. The construction of a guest house typically costs anywhere from $300 to $500+ per square foot.
Casitas, or backyard homes, are housing units that exist on a lot with another house. They can be detached or attached. The benefits to this type of build are that they are treated as a completely custom build.
If the conditions are right, converting your garage into a guest house can be the easiest and most cost-effective way to create an additional dwelling unit on your property.
This option is perfect for carless, eco-friendly individuals looking to transform an existing space into a cozy vacation rental.
In-Law Suites (or granny flats as many call them) take a special attention to detail in terms of creating a safe, accessible, functional, and beautiful space for your senior loved ones that are looking to “age-in-place”.
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