fbpx

Build Your Tiny Home With Us

Build a tiny home as a small ADU. Provide additional space or income for your family. Grow your family wealth with increased property value on the property you already own.

We handle all the details for your tiny home - from start to finish.

Slide Share what you
want to build
Step 1 Step 2
We provide you with
optimal solutions
Step 3
We personalize
your design
We build it
for you
Step 5
We get your
permits
Step 4

Talk to Us. Sit Back and Relax.

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

*Average savings 

Which ADU Shall We Build?

Small Cottage. Tiny Home. ADU under 500 sf.

Tiny home as ADU

All in one solution

Starting at $158,000

(pricing based on recent project)

Sq Feet

264 sq ft

*Construction loans, refinancing and rent sharing financing available on request.

Bed / Bath

studio, 1Bath

A Backyard Home is an Investment into Your Home Equity.

Not ready to move forward and need more information?
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 have done both. Small space, an odd-shaped lot? We  have options for you to choose from. 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 make no compromises on building materials and finishes, giving you a more energy-efficient, higher quality home.

Smarter

We handle the site assessment and decision analysis, and give you the best solution for the best price.

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
Live big in under 400sf

Tiny home for bigger living

Demand for non-IRC tiny homes, either stand-alone or backyard dwellings, has been rising significantly since the pandemic, as the “work from home” and some homeowners looked for affordable space. Along with the rest of the housing market, however, the costs are rising.

Tiny homes are generally designated as being under 400 square feet, but the average size of a tiny house for sale in the U.S. is actually just 225 square feet and built on a trailer with wheels and does not meet the stringent building codes regular new housing has to meet.

In fact, some tiny houses are simply built using a garden shed as their starting point.

What to consider when planning a tiny home

One problem many tiny house owners are finding especially annoying is after they have parked their home on someone’s property, hooked up all the utilities from the main residence, and then are learning the local zoning code doesn’t allow a tiny house to be parked there. 

Fortunately, this is also starting to change. Santa Clara County has officially allowed to place tiny homes in the backyards.

San Jose followed suit:

A tiny home on wheels (THOW) may be installed on a property with a single-family home, subject to complying with Zoning Code standards and obtaining a building permit.

For San Jose residents, THOW is a detached self-contained unit intended for separate, independent living quarters for one household, designed and built to look like a conventional building structure, and which includes basic functional areas that support normal daily routines such as cooking, sleeping, toilet, and bathing facilities. So, no shortcuts like an outdoor shower. And naturally, it has to be licensed and registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 119.5 requirements or the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1192 standards, and certified for ANSI or NFPA compliance by a qualified third-party inspector.