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From an idea to a move-in ready home.

Talk to us. Sit back and relax .

We help busy homeowners add a backyard home and enjoy more of home –  from an idea to a permit, from a permit to move-in ready house.  
We save our clients an average of 25% in time and 14% in costs.

1000 SF L shaped backyard home
The Right House for You

Let us get started and build your backyard home – Detached, Attached or Junior; Panelized, Modular or Custom. We have a plan for any shape and a crew for every kind.

Schedule a Site Visit

Our experienced crew will do a walk-through of your property , investigate access to utilities and feasibility of using modular construction for the backyard home, discuss with you the best location and all trade offs.

Feasibility Report

Our site feasibility report is a detailed assessment of local ordinance,  permit submittal requirements, preliminary construction estimate for your backyard home and roadmap to get it done.

All in one solution

$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.

Backyard home

Our Story .

Who we are

We have made it our business to know as many ADU builders as possible – our founder is an ADU Specialist. This is why we can match your needs to the correct builder quickly. We are passionate advocates for compact backyard homes, covering Bay Area – from San Francisco to San Jose, including Redwood City, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, as well as Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, constantly adding new locations. We know what is needed for permits and have everything in house to prepare.  Let’s get started today!

DIY steps for your ADU

Still in research mode?

  1. Wish list – exactly what you need and why.
  2. Define budget.
  3. Site feasibility – what you and your builder need to know about your property.
  4. Secure financing. It is available, whatever your situation is.
  5. Select design, then construction method and builder.
  6. Select finishes and fixtures to confirm scope and budget. Finalize plans. Let your builder apply for permit.
  7. Preparation. Utilities work. Foundation. Building.
  8. Pass building inspection and celebrate!
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Let us help you figure this one out

Which ADU shall I build?

Testimonial .

  • HomeWIP helped me build my first ADU for my parents-in-law. Their knowledge, accurate budget and timeline estimates have saved me headaches from figuring this all on my own. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to build their next ADU.

    Julia Pinsky
    Teacher, Redwood City
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ADU Specialist

Our Founder .

Olesia is passionate about compact homes and helping our customers to build the right one for them. 

Her knowledge of green building technologies, ADU industry and home modifications for aging in place make her a persistent advocate for all homeowners to make more sustainable decisions in their everyday home projects.

 ADU could mean potential income or more space to share with your family, and all of these are just so important in making our lives happier.  Thats why we have  the stellar team to build the right ADU for you within your timeframe and budget. We are here to help you enjoy more of home.