About us

We are a plan-design-build women-owned, Bay Area born company. Our team is passionate about building affordable and sustainable housing for all our California residents. In short, we care.

Not a cabin. Not a shed. A home.

Why Homewip .

We provide a smooth, transparent, full-service experience. Most importantly, it’s home-building with no conflict of interest between us and our clients.

As a construction concierge, we are the only company that speaks many languages. One, the language of homeowners. Two, the language of city building officials and energy consultants. And finally, the language of traditional contractors and prefab builders.

That is why we call ourselves plan-design-build team.

ADU, backyard home, Casita

Do not underestimate the power of home to improve your lifestyle and ensure well-being of you and your family members.

– Olesia Chikunova, HomeWiP Founder

Let us do all the heavy lifting for you

Site surveys, permit application forms, material selections, contractor vetting...
Transparency and no cutting corners

Peace of mind


A 1-year Limited Warranty and 10-year Structural Warranty


QA and QC at every milestone and inspection.

Code Conduct

Disaster proof measures encouraged – often above code

Our Track Record

We build to last

Our team has over 20 years of experience in the residential Design – Build industry.

First, our experience permitting in many Bay Area jurisdictions helps get you permits faster.

Second, to verify our subcontractors’ experience, we personally visit the job sites and call every reference. Therefore, you get the crews who have the right experience for your project and can meet your budget expectations.

Third, we know how to assess potential partners for quality as well as their ability to meet your timeline. This way your project is on schedule.



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Our Story

Why We Started the Company

This company is built by homeowners for homeowners. To start with, we have been in your shoes. Moreover, 75% of the team still lives in homes they had built. As a result, we know the process intimately. We know what works. We did not like our own design-build experience. So we are working to change the way homes get built.

Let's Build Together

Meet The Team .

Words we live by

Our Principles .

Built for Health

Sensitive, non-toxin, vegan if you need – for your well-being.  We work with a certified Materials expert to address  chemical sensitivities and allergies.

Sustainably built – for the planet’s well-being. Our buildings are energy efficient. Our materials do not pollute the planet – whenever possible. 

Safe for Planet
Age Friendly

Age friendly for long term comfort of kids and grannies. Our homes are livable regardless of age or ability. Our ADA certified design expert will ensure the home is tailor-built for you and for the future you.

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