Blog ADU Plentiful Pint-Sized Portland Plot

Plentiful Pint-Sized Portland Plot

By Bonnie Roseman, August 12, 2019

Welcome to my garden

It is amazing how much one can fit onto a little city lot! I have been thoroughly enjoying the bounty of my little garden, so I thought I’d share.

In need of new head shots, I recently hired Roderick Allen Photography to come take pics in my garden, to capture me in my natural habitat. Spending time in my yard with someone who had not seen it before reminded me how much I cherish outdoor space.

My lot is a bit smaller than a standard plot, yet it holds not only my house and the original detached garage, but also an attached ADU (accessory dwelling), a catio (patio for the cat) and a small courtyard ringed by an array of potted plants.

Catio and ADU

One choice that makes the outdoor area live large is the decision to use the garage as a potting shed and storage spot. This allowed me to harness the driveway area as patio space.

Another key has been creating yard spaces that include raised beds that primarily hold edible plants. Two out of three of my planting boxes are in the front yard, making the most of the available sunlight. They are tucked in among ornamental plants, giving the front yard a lush look all summer.


Some of my favorites: contorted hazelnut (ornamental) and canna!
Salmon berries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes and more!

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

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