Over the past few decades, we have failed to build affordable housing in-line with our growing metro populations. We need more density in urban areas, but most of the accessible land is taken up by single family homes. However, there is a new and growing movement to add density within the space homeowners already possess through the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units.
Where US cities previously made it illegal or cost-prohibitive to add an ADU, many have begun to roll back theses barriers to encourage such additions. Ultimately, this will help cities meet population demand for housing and provide countless benefits for homeowners.
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.
No more 2+ hour commute.
Due to a smaller footprint, most ADUs rent below comparable 1-bedroom units.
Beautifully designed, new construction, energy-efficient, and no shared walls.
You have many options when deciding upon an ADU provider, including traditional site-built construction. But first, you’ll need to make countless decisions around design, architecture, and engineering. Then you will have to pull permits for city approval and can expect backyard construction to take 6+ months. Managing this process is painful. Abodu eliminates these challenges.
You’ll be proud you chose us and 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 site-built construction. An on-site contractor will only be in your backyard for as little as 2 weeks, as opposed to 6+ months. And when you have questions, we are always just a phone call or email away.
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.
Thanks to new laws effective as of January 2020, the state of California has removed additional barriers to building ADUs, and further incentivized homeowners to construct a backyard home.