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Are you ready to unlock the potential of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) while savoring the delights of fine wine?Join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop at the Canyon Crest Winery, drawing inspiration from the indispensable guide, "ADU Advantage: From Blueprint to Backyard." This event is a must-attend for homeowners aiming to boost their property's value, builders seeking the latest in ADU trends, or anyone interested in the prospects of sustainable living.

This not-to-be-missed workshop will transform the key concepts of "ADU Advantage: From Blueprint to Backyard" into an interactive learning experience. Attendees will explore the nuances of ADU design, planning, and economics in the stunning setting of the winery, facilitated by experts in the field. Engage in lively discussions, connect with fellow ADU enthusiasts, and immerse yourself in a comprehensive session designed to empower your ADU projects.

Registration is essential for this exclusive gathering. Every registration includes a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Canyon Crest Winery and a free download of the "ADU Advantage: From Blueprint to Backyard" eBook. This exceptional offer combines the enriching experience of learning with the pleasure of wine tasting in a picturesque location.

Stay tuned for more information on how to secure your spot for this enriching session at the scenic Canyon Crest Winery. This unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of ADUs, inspired by "ADU Advantage: From Blueprint to Backyard," is enhanced with the added indulgence of complimentary wine tasting and valuable reading material. Don't miss out—registration details will be announced soon!

Welcome & Introduction


Brief overview of the session

Objectives and expected outcomes

Introduce Moderator & Panelist


1. What is an ADU?

Definition and types of ADUs

Benefits of investing in an ADU


2. Where to Start

Initial considerations before planning an ADU

Key steps to begin your ADU project

Choosing your Contractor


3. ADU Funding

Overview of financing options

Grants, loans, and other financial resources


4. Navigating City/County Processes

Understanding local regulations and zoning

Steps for obtaining necessary permits and approvals


5. ADU Design & Plans

Navigating Blueprints

MEPs & Title 24

Design principles for ADUs

Customization to fit homeowner needs and property constraints


6. Solar Integration in ADUs

Benefits of incorporating solar energy

Practical considerations and installation tips


7. Project Budgeting & Costs

Estimating project costs

Tips for managing your budget effectively


8. The Future of Selling ADUs

Market trends and potential growth areas


Strategies for marketing and selling ADUs effectively


9. Interactive Q & A

Open floor for participants to ask questions

Discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences


Closing Remarks

Information on further resources and next steps

Networking & Refreshments

Meet The Panelist



     Sherika Nicole, a Los Angeles native and Compton-raised entrepreneur, has successfully leveraged her life experiences into numerous opportunities. Sherika boasts a robust academic record with two associate degrees in English and Sociology, a BA in Communications (Entertainment Studies) from Cal State University Fullerton, and two Master's Degrees—one in Management & Leadership from Pepperdine University and another in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

    Currently, Sherika works in the entertainment industry, representing stunt performers and ensuring compliance with their bargaining agreements.An influencer with global reach, Sherika shares strategies on life, entrepreneurship, business, and fashion across her social media platforms. She has been featured on KTLA, in the Los Angeles Sentinel, Voyage LA Magazine, and various podcasts, where she shares her insights and experiences.

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