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Frequently Asked Questions

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an innovate and effective option for adding much needed housing in the US.

Since COVID, cities, counties, and homeowners have become interested in ADUs as one solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing.

Benefits:

  • ADUs are an affordable type of home to construct in California because they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators.
  • ADUs can provide a source of income for homeowners.
  • ADUs are built with cost-effective wood frame construction, which is significantly less costly than homes in new multifamily infill buildings.
  • ADUs allow extended families to be near one another while maintaining privacy.
  • ADUs can provide as much living space as many newly-built apartments and condominiums, and they’re suited well for couples, small families, friends, young people, and seniors.
  • ADUs give homeowners the flexibility to share independent living areas with family members and others, allowing seniors to age in place as they require more care.

    CA ADU Link (includes funding laws, ordinance details, guidance)

1) Verify that the city you live in has adopted an ADU ordinance.

2) Obtain a copy of the ordinance to see what the criteria the city has established for a single-family residence. The zoned home and lot must qualify for approval to put an ADU on the property.

3) Determine the size (foot print) and placement of the ADU that will meet the requirements established by the city.

4) Design your building/floor plan having a completed construction drawing package that is certified by an engineer created.

5) Using the construction design package, apply for city approval and a building permit for your ADU.

To simplify and make this process move quickly, contact us.

Approximately 65% of the cities along the Wasatch Front have adopted an ADU ordinance. Click here to see a document that lists the current ADU ordinances for most cities along the Wasatch Front . You can learn more about individual ADU ordinances by contacting the city offices and ask for the building department. They will let you know if the city has an ADU ordinance and can provide you the ordinance guidelines that must be followed.

The following is a partial list of the cities that have an ADU ordinance:

Alpine, Bountiful, Layton, Kaysville, Ogden, South Ogden, West Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Sandy City, Mill Creek…..

Yes, you can in most states – but there are some rules. California State Law currently allows single-family property owners to add one ADU plus a Junior ADU (JADU). Under state law, if the ADU is no more than 800 square feet and 16 feet tall and is set back at least 4 feet from the property line, it’s eligible for a permit in any residential or mixed-use zone.

Provide us with the location you are looking to place an ADU on, and we can check local regulations/permitting process for you!

We’re actively working with financing arms throughout the United States. If you require financing, please let us know if you’re working with a financial lender at this time, or would like to speak to our lenders.

Our financial partners offer non-traditional / non-HELOC (Home Equity Line Of Credit) lending in many cases.

Our units are spray foam insulated with closed cell foam. This blocks out & eliminates the potential for condensation developing.

The time taken to manufacture our projects can vary, generally falling between 2-6 months, contingent upon their complexity. 20 foot ADU’s or mixed-use solutions can take 6 weeks to 3 months.

Bear in mind the additional time required for local permit approvals and foundation work, as this can take from a few weeks up to several months. We have the capacity to build 24/7, year round due to our manufacturing operations taken place within our 20,000 sq.ft warehouse.

We offer delivery to ALL 50 states, including overseas. A majority of our orders come from Utah, California, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon.

The container solutions we sell are delivered to your location via semi-truck, with 99% of the work already done. The A/C Mini Split Interior Unit will be shipped within the container. Your local General Contractor will need to fasten the Unit to the interior, taking less than 5 minutes.

It’s as simple as hooking up a RV, given that your local General Contractor has aligned all concrete footings/foundation, and hookups. These on-site costs are in the range of $4-9K depending on the complexity of your property.

We have several singe unit models (160 to 450 sq. ft.) that range from $49,500 – $127,500+

For more detailed information click HERE to view our range of offerings.

Apart from the cost of the unit(s) you opt for, you will be in charge of readying the site to accommodate footings, foundations, and utilities. This is done via a local General Contractor, which we can help source with yo.

The budget also needs to factor in costs related to procuring necessary permits, arranging transportation, and crane usage.

Plan on $2,500 – $10k in additional costs, depending on your specific installation location and installation.

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