You will get what you need.

If we are honest with each other, you might not know exactly what you need when we start. What you think you need will probably change. 

Recognizing that everyone is different and the instructors/experts will fine-tune course content based on the interests, skills, and needs of the specific people who enroll — like you. In other words, this won’t be a cookie-cutter course, but it will get you what YOU need.  

We will work with architects, designers, builders, and financial advisors to help craft your unique plan. While the course is intended to get you ready to build now, some may plan to build a bit later but enroll now because they want to be fully prepared when the time comes.

What to expect

Together with a cohort of 8-10 other individuals or couples, we’ll work through a series of exercises, reflections, and conversations to solidify your intentions and empower you to move forward. In our experience, investing time and energy to establish goals and intentions early in the process saves time and money in the long run. 

You will have homework. This isn’t busy work. It’s work you, your designer, or builder will have to do. If you do it now, in advance, you save money and time later and you may be ready to build sooner.

When will we meet?

The next course starts on Tuesday, August 27th. We will set up the remaining sessions based on your schedules, so bring your calendars to the first session. We will meet weekday evenings from about 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. approximately every two weeks over a three month period at a convenient location in northeast Portland. We also plan at least one weekend day visiting ADUs and meeting with their owner/builders.

We want to make sure the timing works for everyone so please reach out if you have any questions about the start date or timing.