Placer County is now providing free building plans to homeowners interested in constructing an accessory home on their property, saving thousands in building costs, while helping to increase the county’s stock of affordable housing. The county recently launched an accessory home resource website where homeowners can view the free plans, calculate building costs and income potential and learn everything they will need to build an accessory home.

The free building plans include three sizes – 496, 599 and 749 square feet and are pre-reviewed by Placer’s building team for those in the unincorporated areas of the county. The plans include 13 variations and come with an accessible option to allow for wider doorways.

“Placer County has stepped up to the plate to assist with creative solutions for affordable housing options,” says Deputy Director of Placer County Community Development Resource Agency Shawna Purvines. “An accessory home can be a great option for a homeowner to boost their monthly

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