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Let us build you an Accessory Dwelling Unit.

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit is the best way to add living space fast and a great investment that increases your family wealth, as soon as construction is over.

Let us get started and build your ADU – Detached, Attached or Junior; Panelized, Modular or Custom. We have a plan for any shape and a crew for every kind.

“Single application” to multiple builders

That means multiple estimates. Do not lock yourself out of options by signing with one builder (or his sales person) too soon – check all possible ADU options that will work on your property and select the best fit. See our growing ADU portfolio here.

Curious to learn what an ADU Specialist (or any reputable builder, in fact) looks at during the site visit?

Still in research mode?

Here are DIY steps to build your backyard cottage:

  1. Wish list – what exactly you need and why. Define budget.
  2. Site feasibility – what you and your builder need to know about your property.
  3. Secure financing. It is available, whatever your situation is.
  4. Select design, then construction method and builder.
  5. Select finishes and fixtures to confirm scope and budget. Finalize plans. Let your builder apply for permit.
  6. Preparation. Utilities work. Foundation. Building.
  7. Pass building inspection and celebrate.

Do you still need help to choose the best way to move forward? 

We are one phone call (650)316 8083 or email away, ready to offer ongoing support from start to completion.

6 minutes to learn the basics about Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Unit – what does it mean? A secondary home, on the same lot as the main house, that provides sleeping, eating and hygiene comforts. It can be detached, attached or converted from existing space.

What does ADU mean in real estate? Property value increase. Option for additional rental income. Flexible housing that lets you host extended family or downsize without selling.

For kids? For parents? Modern? Traditional? 2 bedrooms? 2 bathrooms? Attached? Detached? Junior? Custom? Modular? Home office? Guest house? What is a priority – cost or time?
Tell us what matters most and get your cottage built.
Get up to three units on your single home lot with no zoning change.

Accessory Dwelling Unit, often called granny unit, secondary home, in-law unit, garden or backyard cottage, coach house, pool house or even a bunkie, – is an affordable housing solution perfect for passive income, multigenerational living or home office. It can change its purpose as family needs change.

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About Us

We have made it our business to know as many ADU builders as possible – our founder is an ADU Specialist. This is why we can match your needs to the correct builder quickly, why we know what is needed for permits and have everything in house to prepare, why ADU builders hire us to help their clients.

Get In Touch

This website is managed by Home WiP, Inc.

You can contact us at concierge@homewip.com
We can also be found at (650) 316 8083

We are passionate advocates for compact homes, covering the Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose, including Redwood City, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Santa Klara, Sunnyvale, as well as Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, constantly adding new locations.

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