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Doors open to enroll in the Container Home Starter Course

Today is the day that doors open to enroll in the Container Home Starter Course! This online course will provide you with everything you need to know before you start building out your container home. This program is designed to equip you with the right knowledge so you can successfully take the next steps toward your build.   Watch this video for more details! https://youtu.be/bWcOARK4SGo The...

Building an Inspiring Home Office in a Tiny Space

Guest Post from Tina Martin If you work from home, you know how important it is to have a dedicated space for your office. The problem is you don't have a lot of extra room to spare in your small home! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to create a functional and stylish home office in even the smallest of spaces. With a bit of creativity and strategic planning, you can turn any room in your...

Tiny House Zoning Approved in Placer County, CA

Great news Placer County!  Tiny home zoning has been approved.  So what does this mean for people interested in tiny homes? The Board of Supervisors approved ordinances that so permit such units throughout the unincorporated areas of the county that stretches from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe. “Placer County not only has approved movable tiny homes as ADUs, but also for cluster development and on...

How To Set Up Your Business From Home

Guest Post from Tina Martin You have decided to take the plunge into business ownership, and you are going to work right out of your home in Carlsbad. You have made an important first step. But now you need to establish your business and your home office. Read on for a few ideas about how to do so, presented by Ohana. Get Your Business Up and Running First, start your business by creating a business...

How can I get ADU to permit? Where do I begin getting ADU?

From where you should begin? Are the rules in California the same for every individual? Well! Unluckily, the regulations in every country and city in California slightly differ. You need to contact local offices to verify your property regulations. Planning department – restrictions and lot policies Sewer local – municipal or environmental health Cal green – constructing materials and...

Guide for building an ADU

Do you want to build an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) but are not aware of how to start? Who needs to design it? What will be the appropriate duration for all this process? What will be the price? All these questions must be popping into your mind, right? Well! Let's begin it! We have a deep knowledge of ADUs as we have consulted about hundreds of homeowners about their ADUs. In this step-to-step guide,...

Top 7 Mistakes While Constructing Accessory dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADU construction is just like playing a puzzle in which every block matters a lot. Similarly, every dollar counts while building ADU. ADUs are a big investment, so we know that you want to save money in every way possible. Unluckily, we have watched many homeowners who got badly affected by the ADU mistakes that cost them thousands of dollars. As the best ADU instructor, we have supervised and helped...

What is the CalHFA ADU $40,000 Grant Program?

Good news for California homeowners! The state wants to give you an ADU grant of $40,000 to construct an ADU (accessory dwelling unit)! CalHFA (California Housing Finance Agency) is providing a $40k grant to extend your renovation loan or ADU construction. Do you know what a grant is? Well! It's money that you do not have to pay back. We are very excited about this recent funding program. As this...

California Homeowners Can Legally Add a Rental Unit to Their Property

ADUs are tiny houses built on the same property as the existing home. ADUs ADU can be separated from the home or can be attached to the primary residence. ADUs are inexpensive to provide extra housing without having to buy another separate home. Is it legal to build ADUs in California? The laws in California are now changed; everyone is allowed to build an ADU on their property. You can recognize...

Pay for an ADU Options with Freddie Mac

Having an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on an existing property has become a popular way for homeowners to offer independent living space to family members or to gain residual income by renting out the unit. This popularity has increased demand for home financing that offers special consideration for an ADU. Freddie Mac’s ADU policies provide multiple options for adding an ADU to a home or financing a...

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