I live in Portland, OR and we have laws preventing multi-tenant buildings in residential areas. We also have a relatively new City Council member named Chloe Eudaly who is for housing expansion within the city limits. One of her projects for infill housing is low-interest loans for people who build ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units.)
My first Sketchup model was a shed. Pretty straightforward, I built the shed (partially from a kit; the Sketchup model was mostly for placement and designing the foundation and learning Sketchup.)
Now I have a design that is quite a bit more complex. I am designing an ADU with a carport (since our 1947 house does not have a garage.)
My model is too big to upload, but here are some photos.
1. Views of the property. The available space is on the right as you face the house, including and behind the existing driveway. There is a considerable slope.
2. My Sketchup drawings. I am having trouble with knowing how to make actual construction-level measurements of everything, and how to spec the foundation, lumber, plumbing, electricity, etc. Also how to make shapes stick together.
Comments from anyone who has done these things will be welcome.
Here are my Sketchup pictures:
Thanks for your help!