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California Legislature Passes a 2nd Unit- Granny Cottage Bill!

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NEWS  FLASH - Last week the California Legislature passed and sent to the Governor a new Bill which will significantly reduce the cost of adding a rental unit or Grannie Cottage to the backyards of California. The Bill is largely aimed at providing a source of low cost dwelling units to an ever decreasing supply of living quarters for mid to low income working people.  If you had ideas of adding a backyard cottage for rental income or as a retirement home the idea might finally make sense.  The new changes include: Utility Fees Greatly Reduced - The Bill removes...

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Sonoma Craftsman Comes to Town

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By popular request we have added a new model designed in the Craftsman style of Sonoma.  Compact but well appointed, our friends from Sonoma should like this one.  Anyone else out there have a style they would like to see next? RRGarant

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Adding our Classical Home History

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In response to requests, we have added a link to our site which illustrates a number of full size homes we have designed & built over the past 30 years.  The site shows a half dozen of our homes, including both Classical Victorian & Mediterranean styles.  If you would like to visit the link.  Click on the image below.

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Welcome to Our Home

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After some 12 years of thought, design work, software challenges, marketing issues and countless hours of artwork, we are finally launching our Website of Backyard Cottages.  It is our sincere hope that this endeavor will empower many people to achieve something that seemed, and perhaps was, unachievable in the past.   Please let us hear your comments, good or bad about the products on our site.  We like nothing better than talking about Cottages. Robert R. Garant, President and Founder CottageDepot.com

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