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Add a Cottage to Your Backyard

Enjoy peace of mind, extra space and equity growth

Build Your Backyard Home With Us

Build a backyard home. Provide additional space or income for your family. Grow your family wealth with increased property value.

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Which Cottage Shall We Build?

Backyard homes have different names
We handle all the details for your backyard home - from start to finish.

Talk to Us. Sit Back and Relax.

Add a backyard home and enjoy more space –  from idea to permit, from permit to a move-in ready house.  We save you 25% in time and 10% in costs*.

*Average savings based on previous projects

All in one solution

Reflects true pricing

$300,000 or $1750+/mo

Sq Feet

750 sq ft

Bed / Bath

2Bed, 1Bath

*30 year, 4.7% APR, 680+ credit score for primary residence cash-out refinance. Your Loan Estimate terms may differ. Construction loans and rent sharing financing available on request.

A Backyard Home is an Investment into Your Home Equity.

Not ready to move forward and need more time to consider it?
Personalized design for every backyard.

How We Work

We know 150 American and 50 European prefab home manufacturers, local Architects, and Builders. We will fit you with the best solution, saving you weeks of time. Prefab or custom site built. We do it all. Small space, an odd-shaped lot? We already know all of your options. We have experience permitting ADUs and other accessory structures in many Bay Area jurisdictions and will get your permits faster. 

Faster

We cut out inefficiencies, delays, and permitting problems out of the process. 

 

Better

We assess all materials and finishes for quality and toxicity, giving you a more energy-efficient, higher quality, healthier home.

Smarter

We look at all options, handle the assessment and decision analysis, and give you the best solution for the best price.

How would you like to work with us?

Choose an option that works best for you.

We Do it for You

It all starts with site assessment – how big you can build, how much it may cost. SF Bay Area only.

We Do it with You

Follow our roadmap, build your backyard home as if you have built one before. Coming soon.

You Do it Yourself

You want to try your hand as an owner-builder? We would like to make sure you start right. 

What Our Clients Say About Us

Project: Casita Construction

When I started on this journey, I was a total beginner. With this team I was much more confident in my decisions.

 

Jane Z., Redwood City
Project: ADU in WUI zone

When your future ADU is by a creek or has an easement next to it, is in WUI zone or has to be ADA accessible, or all four as was our case – there is no way a homeowner can figure it out on their own. You want this team on your side. 

Sam D., San Jose
Project: Aging in
place ADU

I really appreciate Olesia and her team for review and advice. The project moved much faster than if I was doing it all by myself.

Anne L., Mountain View
ADU Specialist

Our Founder .

My name is Olesia, and I have extensive home-building experience. Building my first house in US (fifth total) turned out to be my most expensive education. I lost thousands of dollars just because I didn’t know how to ask the right questions at the right time. With Homewip, I am making a change in this market. We are here to make sure the homeowners are not taken advantage of just because it is their first construction project. Construction can be a nightmare – but it doesn’t have to be. Let us at HomeWiP create your true home – without the nightmare.

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