accessory apartment

noun
a self-contained living area within a single-family home, as for an aging parent.
Also called in-law apartment;, especially British, granny flat.
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Similarly, some ordinances require that the occupants of the accessory
  apartment be related to the homeowner, while others do not.
It may also be referred to as a second unit, accessory apartment, or accessory
  dwelling unit.
The accessory apartment will be located in an existing dwelling and will not
  require major external changes.
The smaller addition would be one story and not provide for an accessory
  apartment.
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