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The Tiny Home Revolution in Bay Area Backyards – NBC Bay Area

Housing may be the biggest challenge facing the San Francisco Bay Area — and for solutions, some enterprising builders are thinking small. Among the providers of new Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, is Alameda Tiny Homes. Founder Hank Hernandez recently welcomed dozens of prospective East Bay buyers to an evening seminar in Alameda, where they […]

Olson Kundig’s First Prefab Home Hits the Market at $4.2M in Silicon Valley

The San Francisco Bay Area’s affordable housing shortage has spurred innovation in recent years, with prefab builders like Abodu and Mayasa developing turnkey ADUs homeowners can add to their backyards as rentals or in-law units. Now, one company is leveraging the potential of prefab construction to serve up high-end single-family residences, a market that hasn’t been feeling […]

As new California housing law hits Bay Area, developers wade in

Minutes after Palo Alto City Hall reopened for the new year, architect Randy Popp emailed city planners a client’s proposal to replace an aging single-family home on a large lot with three new houses and an accessory unit. With that, the first round of proposals from Senate Bill 9 — the state’s latest effort to […]

ADU buyers are adjusting to new landscape

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, saw a surge in popularity during the pandemic, when rock-bottom interest rates stoked the skyrocketing interest in adding elbow room for everything from home offices to fully appointed living spaces. But the pandemic is now over and interest rates are way up. So, what’s happening with ADUs now? The short […]

LA’s ADU Culture Still Faces Financial Barriers

Can more accessory dwelling units help a city with a chronic housing shortage? A wave of new ADU startups that are based in L.A. or serving the region are betting on it. ADU companies like Otto (formerly known as Homestead), which focus on converting pre-existing structures (such as a garage) into housing, serve as a […]