About

I am Olesia, founder of Home WiP, as in Home, Work in Progress.

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

This is what HomeWiP does on bigger new home construction projects. If you are new to construction, our company offers pre-construction and design services that will get you faster to the building permit. We start from an idea and lead homeowners all the way – through design and permitting – to execution.

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

I believe any homeowners 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 will the money 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, modular or even 3D. There is no contractor who can do all. We as a concierge service – can.

It all starts with a feasibility report. Any builder will charge you for the feasibility report – and the costs range from $1000 to $4500 – because it takes time and knowledge. Feasibility report includes the analysis of your city regulations, site analysis, and in our case – several options to build – often with different construction methods. By going with feasibility report through a builder – you lock yourself into the construction methods and vendors that this builder knows. What if there are other options that will work better for your site and situation?

Please schedule a call to discuss – we literally save you more money than we charge for our services. If you do not believe me, watch our events to get to know us better.