About us

Courtesy of Palo Alto Weekly

I am Olesia, founder of Home WiP.

I started this website to organize information about the backyard cottages and show a step by step process on how to add a cottage to your own backyard.

We can help you build your cottage

If you are new to construction, our company offers pre-construction and design services that will get you faster to the building permit. We call it construction concierge service – we start from an idea and lead homeowners all the way – through design and permitting – to execution.

Let us talk about your cottage

Do not know where to start? Schedule a call to discuss. We have been helping dozens of homeowners like you build their own cottages.

I believe any homeowner needs to be an educated consumer of construction services – this is what we offer: not just options, but clear trade-offs between them. Not just a big lump sum budget, but where the money will go.

The construction industry has changed a lot in recent years, talking to a contractor is not the first step of construction process any longer. A homeowner has an option to go traditional, wall panels, modular, home kit or even 3D. There is no contractor who can do all. We as a home building concierge service – can.

Please schedule a call to discuss – we literally save you more money than we charge for our services. Watch our events to get to know us better.