Kent Griswold

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Backyard Dwelling

The attached is our attempt to provide a solution for anyone who wants to build a “granny flat” in their backyard for an aging parent. My brother-in-law built a granny flat for his mother and they spent the last 17 years of her life living happily close by until she died at 98. We are […]

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Starlet Accessory Living Unit

Last fall we were approached by a woman who was interested in building a cottage in her son’s back yard in St. Petersburg. We looked through the local zoning regulations and found that the property allowed for Accessory Living Units (ALUs), but not Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The difference between the two in St. Petersburg zoning was that […]

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Tiny House in a Landscape

We previously lived on two campgrounds while patiently contemplating options and praying that God would guide us. In our search for land that might not conform to the average property buyer’s needs, hoping to be allowed to park, knowing we might need to find contentment with whatever odd or imperfect opportunity that arises, we found […]

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