Thursday, August 25, 2011
From USA Today:
Tuer's renovation reflects an accelerating trend toward adding second units to homes, whether for extra cash or elder care. These tidy units — known as in-law suites, granny flats, sidekicks, backyard cottages or, in Australia, "kangaroo apartments" — serve multiple purposes at a time retiring Baby Boomers are trying to stay in their homes despite shrinking stock portfolios, adult children can't find jobs and aging parents need help.
Sometimes, they bring families closer together. And in the case of the late college football star Billy Bye (more about him later), they rekindled romance.
Read more here.