Over the past few decades, we haven't built enough housing to keep up with our growing populations. Part of the solution is a new and growing movement to add backyard homes, also called Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Many areas have recently made it legal and easy for homeowners to add backyard homes to their property. Ultimately, this will help cities meet population demand for housing and provide countless benefits for homeowners.
An Abodu adds value and flexibility to your property.
More square feet means more options:
The Bay Area is a high-rent market. You know that.
By exactly how much is up for debate, but people generally agree it's significantly more than the cost of construction. We've done our best to estimate this for you below.
Adding livable space will help solve the local housing crisis. Want to go even further? Talk to us about how you can help house someone who needs it most.
An Abodu makes a great rental.
No more 2+ hours of commuting per day, as is so common for many.
Most ADUs rent slightly below comparable 1-bedroom units, largely due to the smaller footprint.
New construction. Beautifully designed. Energy efficient. No neighbors (or, rather, no shared walls).
We're not the only company who can build an ADU - a general contractor will be happy to do that for you. But first you'll need to make multiple decisions around design, architecture and engineering. That process is painful - but we've already designed the perfect backyard home. You'll be proud to have an Abodu in your backyard.
Abodu's process is simple, fast and transparent, at a price that is extremely competitive with traditional contractors. We will only be in your backyard for 2 weeks, instead of 4+ months.
In 2017, California enacted statewide legislation on ADUs to make them legal and remove most fees. This recognized backyard homes as a much-needed tool to help solve the California housing crisis. And for any California homeowners thinking about Prop 13 - it won't trigger an increase on your property tax basis for your main home, just the improvement value.