August 18, 2021

A Beginners Guide to ADUs


Abodu Team

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A Beginners Guide to ADUs

From increasing a home’s property value to reducing carbon emissions, ADUs can come with many benefits that homeowners may find appealing. These reasons, amongst others, are why 1.4 million accessory dwelling units popped up around the US from 1997 to 2019, according to Eye On Housing. But what exactly is an ADU, and how would you go about constructing one? Get to know more about ADUs and how they’re changing the landscape of California real estate in the paragraphs below.

What Is an ADU?

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Also known as granny flats, in-law units, and backyard cottages, accessory dwelling units are secondary properties or detached homes intended to be used as livable spaces. These properties often take the form of a studio, one-bedroom unit, or two-bedroom unit that comes equipped with living facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms. Recent changes to California laws have made more room for homeowners to put an ADU on their property easily.

How Can California Homeowners Get ADUs in Their Backyards?

Thanks to California Health and Safety Code (HSC), Section 65583(c)(7), cities and counties throughout California are required to instate a plan that incentivizes and promotes the installation of ADUs at affordable rent prices. Abodu offers backyard homes starting at $199,900, and we will only be in your backyard for as little as two weeks. Each unit is built in a factory setting, giving the Abodu team precise control of the construction timeline and posing minimal disruption to the worksite. For information on zoning standards, impact fees, and more, check out the ADU Handbook.

How Abodu Makes the Process Simple

With Abodu, you can expect less time, less mess, and less stress on you and your family. Each Abodu ADU is eligible for financing, and we can put you in touch with our preferred partners to help you through the process. From the permits, which can happen in as little as an hour in pre-approval cities, to off-site construction and installation, Abodu has you covered. Whether you need to set up a space to work from home, host family and friends, or just extra room to do more of what you enjoy, ADUs can bring the extra space you’ve been searching for.

Abodu is the fastest way to add a unit of permanent housing to your California backyard. To get in contact with our staff so that you can learn more about our process, pricing, and custom features, complete our online contact form today.

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