We are proud that we've managed to make most of our lots accommodate second dwelling units.

There are three types of tenants in second dwelling units.

Most compelling are senior relatives. This kind of living is perfect for them. They have family close at hand, but with respectful independence. Senior institutional living is often an inhumane alternative, lonely and impersonal. It is shameful that it is so common in the U.S.

Second are non-senior relatives. Such an arrangement keeps families together and at peace.

Third are non-family renters. This is what might be called well-controlled affordable housing, easing costs for both homeowners and their renters.