Time to take advantage of it
Residents of Westport, Connecticut – you can now build an “Accessory Dwelling Unit” or ADU on your property. Everything from necessary permits to size allowance has been neatly outlined. So if you’re looking for ADU in Westport, CT, your wish has come true!
Some highlights are if you have 1.5 acres or less, the maximum footprint is 650 square feet. If you have more than 1.5 acres, you can build up to 1,000 square feet. An ADU is like a second mini home on your property. So under the new regulations, you are allowed to include a kitchen and a bathroom.
The regulations do not allow you to use your ADU as an Airbnb (the minimum rental term is at least six months). Still, that shouldn’t stop you from renting it out or converting it to a new secondary office. For more information on Westport ADUs, check out the FAQ.
Go Green with a Net-Zero ADU in Westport, CT
If you have made a decision to build an ADU on your property, you might want to consider going green by building it to “net-zero” standards. Consider utilizing super insulation and a heat pump to heat your ADU through the cold Connecticut winters without having to rely on gas or oil.
In addition, solar PV panels can provide enough electricity to power your ADU and even charge that electric vehicle you’ve been thinking about.
If you’re thinking of building an ADU, maximize the return and cut down those utility bills. Drop us a line, and we’ll be happy to discuss some options, timeframes, and estimated costs with you. As energy prices keep going up, your net-zero ADU will give you peace of mind.