FORBES Magazine & CREST “BACKYARD” Homes
On ADA Accessible ADU’S
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Forbes Magazine about ADA compliant Accessory Dwelling Units. At 75 years old and getting younger by the day this is naturally a very interesting and important topic that won't be going away anytime soon.
There have been 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 for the past 10 years and another 10,000 a day for the next 10. Stepping on the heels of the Baby Boom Generation is the coming Mellineal Boom with another 80 or so million. This is a staggering 150 million people that will be reaching their golden
years for decades to come.
Trends and social norms have changed since the '60's and the World War II "Greatest Generation" whose ultimate ambition was to cash out of their paid off mortgages, buy that $10,000 "Mobilehome" in that $100 a month "Mobilehome Park", buy their pick up truck and 5th wheeler and drive off into the sunset for months on end only to return to that doublewide in time to catch those twilight years.
Today? Not so much. Now it's all about Aging in place with your family and loved ones close by. However, being the inately independent and self sufficient folks we are we would prefer to live independently yet in close proximity as we surf our way through the aging process and adapt to the many challenges of aging.
One such challenge might be the need to incorporate accessible and ADA compliant alternatives into our living space. These features can be quite expensive to retrofit into an existing home. Things like wheelchair accessible hallways, door ways, roll in showers, ADA compliant countertops, sinks and cabinets, ramps, automatic lifts, etc.
However, with the "Factory Built" solution all the above can be done on a much more affordable and versitile basis. You can now design your own custom floorplan that will meet your particular needs and at a much more affordable level than having to go though the time, expense and inconenience of retrofitting your home.
Please take a few moments to see what Forbes Magazine has to say about this once Cottage Industry fast becoming one of the most proific Industries in the construction and real estate arena.