Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU): Context and Definitions

This publication introduces the accessory dwelling units (ADU) through a historical, socio-cultural and regulatory perspective. It also aims to establish a standardized nomenclature based on a thorough literature review in Québec, Canada and […]

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU): Issues

This publication focuses on the issues related to accessory dwelling units (ADU), whether urban (sprawl, regulation, car dependency, etc.), economic (access to property, increase in property values etc.) or socio-cultural (aging of the population, changing needs of households, etc.). ADUs […]

Short Film on Experiences of ADUs

This short film entitled “From the Life Project to the Lived Experience: Multiple Citizen Perspectives on the Accessory Dwelling Unit” was realized in the wake of the First Québec Forum on the Future of ADUs (Forum UHA) held on February […]

The Tiny House Movement in Québec

Image source: A charming laneway cottage in Vancouver, Small House Bliss, 2014 This article presents the tiny house movement in Québec. It begins with the historical development of the movement in North America, then summarizes the discussions held during the […]