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(KSTU FOX 13)   Salt Lake City leaders look to legalize the building of 'mother-in-law apartments' which sounds much better than 'sister-wife stash house'   ( fox13now.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 05:31:59 PM  
Huh...In California we just call those "in-law units."

I guess because we're so obnoxiously progressive.
 
2017-09-13 10:28:29 PM  
That's a strange thing to not allow in the first place. Especially given the whole polygamy thing.
 
2017-09-13 10:31:27 PM  
I didn't realize that was something you couldn't build in the first place.

They are pretty common in Bellevue, WA. Almost every house I saw out there had a shiatty MIL unit downstairs.
 
2017-09-13 10:32:11 PM  
Is there a pornhub category for this yet ?
 
2017-09-13 10:37:49 PM  
Does the sheetrock have a hole cut in it? Am I doing this right?
 
2017-09-13 10:38:26 PM  

lostcat: Huh...In California we just call those "in-law units."

I guess because we're so obnoxiously progressive.


Are these different from the granny flats that we talk about in San Diego?
 
2017-09-13 10:39:34 PM  
It's not a dumb idea. It's utilizing space in the city to create minimalist housing without adding much strain to the infrastructure.
 
2017-09-13 10:42:44 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Does the sheetrock have a hole cut in it? Am I doing this right?


mudpants: Is there a pornhub category for this yet ?


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2017-09-13 10:47:02 PM  
Is anyone missing their mother in law?

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2017-09-13 11:00:18 PM  
Let me put you here in number 1, it's close to the office
 
2017-09-13 11:08:19 PM  
Did they actually make a law saying you can't convert part of a single family home into a separate unit, or did the building codes catch up to the fact that people were renting "apartments" which often have only one means of egress?
 
2017-09-13 11:15:50 PM  
We have these where I live.  Usually they are built over detached garages and are kind of like studio apartments.
 
2017-09-13 11:20:17 PM  
My parents house has one of these in california. Tiny bedroom, tiny bathroom, tiny kitchen, tiny living room. 2700/month
 
2017-09-13 11:22:32 PM  

Trainspotr: Did they actually make a law saying you can't convert part of a single family home into a separate unit, or did the building codes catch up to the fact that people were renting "apartments" which often have only one means of egress?


They're typically detached units. Converted garage and the like. If your lot is zoned as single family, it could be a violation.
 
2017-09-13 11:29:11 PM  

Loris: Trainspotr: Did they actually make a law saying you can't convert part of a single family home into a separate unit, or did the building codes catch up to the fact that people were renting "apartments" which often have only one means of egress?

They're typically detached units. Converted garage and the like. If your lot is zoned as single family, it could be a violation.


Huh. In Chicago, it's usually a basement or the second floor of a bungalow. We had to disconnect the gas line from the upstairs kitchen when we bought our house, so it wouldn't get taxed as a multi unit building.
 
2017-09-13 11:34:06 PM  
SLC has more duplexes and tri-plexes compared to single family units than anyplace I've seen.  The serious polygamist houses are pretty architecturally distinct, though.  They weirdly merge single family with multiplex styles.  But I think MILs are still used more for multigenerational housing (although now MIL is short for Millenial.)
 
2017-09-13 11:41:44 PM  
Secondary suites are an important part of the affordable housing solution in any major city.
And of course lots of people object to them in their neighborhood because "eww renters".

It's been a bone of contention in Calgary for a long time but our Mayor is finally getting traction with City Council on loosening the rules.
 
2017-09-14 12:23:55 AM  

lostcat: Huh...In California we just call those "in-law units."

I guess because we're so obnoxiously progressive.


You shouldn't call them that, either.  That's an age and familial status suit
 
2017-09-14 05:29:46 AM  

Enigmamf: lostcat: Huh...In California we just call those "in-law units."

I guess because we're so obnoxiously progressive.

Are these different from the granny flats that we talk about in San Diego?


That's what we call them in Ireland.
They can still be built, but all accessibility and escape regulations apply to these as they do to a standard house.
 
2017-09-14 10:14:55 AM  
sister-wife stash house

Coffee, meet screen.
 
2017-09-14 12:26:05 PM  
So currently they are out-law apartments.

/ I'll see myself out.
 
2017-09-14 01:32:10 PM  

anustart: Secondary suites are an important part of the affordable housing solution in any major city.
And of course lots of people object to them in their neighborhood because "eww renters".

It's been a bone of contention in Calgary for a long time but our Mayor is finally getting traction with City Council on loosening the rules.


It's more of a landlord converting a house into 3 tiny apartments and stuffing as many student inside as possible. There all over toronto.
 
2017-09-14 02:31:06 PM  

Snort: So currently they are out-law apartments.

/ I'll see myself out.


BOOOOOoooooo
 
2017-09-14 04:20:30 PM  

anustart: It's been a bone of contention in Calgary for a long time but our Mayor is finally getting traction with City Council on loosening the rules.


What can't Nenshi do?

/mild fangirl off
 
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