Upgrade your backyard.

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.

Extra Space

More square feet means more options:

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    Allow yourself to age in place.

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    A place for visiting friends to stay.

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    A home office, a gym, or studio.

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    A place to live post graduation.

Rental Income

The Bay Area is a high-rent market. You know that.

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    Have savings or home equity? Expect to net more than $2,000 per month.

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    Need financing? Even after financing costs, most homeowners net more than $1,000 per month from ADU rentals.

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    Want even more? Move into the ADU, and rent out your main home.

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    Contact us to receive a personalized rental estimate for your area.

Increased Home Value

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.

Community Benefits

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.

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Benefits for Renters

An Abodu makes a great rental.

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Live Closer to Work

No more 2+ hour commute.

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More Affordable

Due to a smaller footprint, most ADUs rent below comparable 1-bedroom units.

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The Perfect Rental

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.

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California, here we come.

Recently Legalized in California.

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.

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The perfect space.

We've spent countless hours designing every inch so an Abodu feels right at home in your backyard.

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