There’s so much that a backyard cottage can do. One of our clients, Francis Schumacher, recently built a 650-square-foot accessory dwelling behind his San Jose home.
With a desire to help ease the local housing crisis and assist public servants such as teachers, he planned to rent the home out. Later, it would be a way to help a family member if needed.
Design and permitting budgets for projects like this in San Jose range between $13,000 and $28,000. Take a look at some similar projects and compare budgets below.