Grandmother moves into ‘coach house’ in family’s backyard to avoid nursing homes during pandemic

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The all-in cost to install this one-bedroom, 495-square-foot model accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is about $250,000. It has natural cedar siding and a mid-range kitchen package. Abodu partnered with U.K. design firm Koto for the modern, simple design. Photographer: Abodu

A grandmother is taking extra steps to avoid the virus: She’s decided to move outside.

Retirement communities are not ideal in the middle of the pandemic, so one California woman is living in a ‘coach house’ in her daughter’s backyard.

Construction was complete in just a few months and now her family won’t have to worry about her getting home safely after dinner.

The unit has a bedroom area, full kitchen and bathroom. The family says it’s a little pressure off in these unprecedented times.

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