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Decommissioning a Cesspool in Portland

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This is part of a longer story about doing a master suite addition project on my own home. I’ll add more posts as the project takes shape but you can start here to learn more about the remodel.  A little story about cesspools One of the surprises when I got to permitting my project was the […]

PDX Additions

Portland Gives ADU-builders Another Two-year Reprieve

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Mother-in-law cottage, guest house, rentable space – I talk frequently with local homeowners about whether creating an ADU is feasible for them. ADU is the acronym for Accessory Dwelling Unit. This can take the form of a small house on your property, a converted attic, or a finished basement which can serve as a stand-alone housing unit. Typically, […]