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Look Up Your House

See if you can build a Backyard Cottage or In-Home Apartment
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Look Up Your House

How Does This Work?

Zoning by-laws are complicated. We make it easy to understand what you can build, and if you’d like we can also connect you to the right team of vetted contractors for your project. 

Enter Your Home Address​

Enter Your Home Address

We did the hard work of digesting Newton's zoning codes, checking the relevant restrictions, and analyzing the dimensions of each individual lot to determine what you can build.  Enter your address and try it!  

Review Your Report

Review Your Report

Based on your individual property, we’ll generate a pre-feasibility report with options you may be eligible to build.

Choose a Path

Choose a Path!

Whether you want a custom, architect-designed space, a factory-built cottage, or a renovation within the existing structure, we can introduce you to our network of vetted professionals to design, build, and finance your project.

Have questions or not sure how to proceed? Regardless of where you are in your journey, we would welcome a conversation with you to explore together.

What is an ADU?

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ADU stands for “Accessory Dwelling Unit” or “Additional Dwelling Unit.”  You may know them as backyard cottages, in-law suites, granny flats, basement apartments, or another name.  If you own a free-standing single or two-family home in Newton, you may have the right to build an ADU.

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Our Mission

We believe in strengthening our community by helping our neighbors explore these development opportunities.

That's why we've prepared a free report for every house in Newton, to show homeowners the development potential of their property.

“New website can tell you if your property qualifies for an accessory dwelling unit"

Newton Beacon

Get Some ADU Inspiration

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