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Helping homeowners across the nation earn more money, bring family closer together, and create more space to thrive with our high quality, affordable custom-built ADUs based on 30 years of industry experience.

Anchored Tiny Homes ADUs

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Anchored Tiny Homes ADUs

Welcome to Anchored Tiny Homes, the premier ADU builders. We are a family-owned business with over two generations of building experience, dedicated to crafting high-quality, customizable anchored accessory dwelling units (ADUs) tailored to our clients’ unique needs and preferences. Our mission is to create innovative living spaces that blend quality, functionality and style seamlessly.

We’re made up of two generations of builders and are a family-owned and operated business. After 30-years of servicing the Northern California community, we decided to do our part to positively impact the earth and the lives of those we serve by building ADUs to help families stay closer together, earn rental income, and help solve the housing crisis that we are facing across the country. Our vision is to help people become financially free, keep families close, and make housing options available for more Americans.

Started by Colton and Shylia Paulhus, along with Colton’s younger brother, Austin, and his dad, Scott, we are a business that seeks to treat our employees, partners, and customers like members of our ever-growing family!

Our team of industry-leading experts works closely with homeowners to design and construct a variety of tiny home solutions. Specializing in detached, attached and garage conversion ADUs, we pride ourselves on our expert craftsmanship, attention to detail and commitment to using quality materials. All of our ADUs are stick-built right on your property, which almost completely eliminates access issues that may prevent you from being able to build an ADU.

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Meet our Anchored Tiny Homes owners.

Meet Our Owners

Anchored Tiny Homes CEO / Co-Founder - Colton Paulhus
CEO / Co-Founder
Colton Paulhus

Colton helps us all serve our customers at the highest possible level and continue to improve every day here at Anchored Tiny Homes by constantly looking to the future and find ways that we can improve. After having started and run many businesses of his own as well as growing up in a construction family, he takes all of his experience and uses it to give our customers the best product and customer service of any ADU builder!

When he’s not working at Anchored Tiny Homes he enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Shylia, and their 2 daughters!

Anchored Tiny Homes COO / Co-Founder - Austin Paulhus
COO / Co-Founder
Austin Paulhus

Austin is the “Operation and Management Guru” here at Anchored Tiny Homes where he works extensively with our teams to create and develop systems and a fantastic culture to give every single one of our customers the exact ADU they wanted. With a long history of athletics, he takes that competitive mindset and strife excellence into his work, helping us to create an ADU that is unparalleled in quality and has the best customer service around.

When he’s not working at Anchored Tiny Homes he loves to hunt, watch sports, and spend time with his family.

Anchored Tiny Homes Owner / Co-Founder - Scott Paulhus
Owner / Co-Founder
Scott Paulhus

Colton and Austin’s father, Scott, has been in construction for over 32 years and owned many construction companies of his own ranging from building homes to building garages and sheds. After finally deciding to slow down, Colton and Austin got him to come out of retirement to help start Anchored Tiny Homes with the goal of helping solve the housing crisis around the country! He brings his extensive knowledge and experience in the industry to help our team continue to improve and create the best ADUs around.

When he’s not working at Anchored he spends his time hunting, traveling with his wife, Lynette, and spending time with his grandkids!

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Why an Anchored ADU?

All Anchored Tiny Homes contractors are experts in ADU construction.
Built at Your Property By Experts

At Anchored Tiny Homes, we don’t just find whatever subcontractors are available to work to build your ADU. We have a trusted team of experts that will be building your new ADU from the ground up right on your property and handling every part of your project from the foundation to the finishes with excellence!

Anchored Tiny Homes experts will handle the whole build out process.
Turnkey Anchored ADU System

We handle the whole process for you from start to finish. Starting with the design, then putting together plans and blueprints, getting everything submitted and approved for permits, building your ADU on your property, and hooking everything up to utilities. In the end, you get a completed, move-in-ready ADU right in your backyard!

All Anchored Tiny Homes ADUs are built with the highest quality materials.
High-Quality Materials

The materials that come included as a standard with every Anchored ADU give you a beautiful new space guaranteed! From the quartz countertops and handcrafted cabinets to the subway tile curbless shower, to the luxury vinyl floors throughout, and the overall open concept, our Anchored ADUs allow your tenants or family to live in luxury.

At Anchored Tiny Homes we strive to be transparent with our customers.
Transparent Pricing

With an Anchored ADU, there are no hidden fees or bait and switch tactics to get you to sign contracts which is why we don’t give firm estimates until we come out and evaluate your property at no cost to you. This way you have an exact idea of how much everything is going to cost before we even start your project so that you can make the best, most informed decision possible.

Where We Serve

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At Anchored Tiny Homes, we believe in making the tiny-home-building process enjoyable and stress-free. Our team is committed to providing clear communication, transparency and personalized attention to each project. We ensure that every homeowner feels comfortable and confident in their decision to partner with us. With our transparent pricing, you can trust that our quotes cover everything from foundation, construction, finishes, design and engineering, to permit submittal and more.

As a licensed and insured ADU builder, we adhere to the highest quality, safety and professionalism standards. We stay up-to-date on local building codes and regulations, ensuring that your tiny home is built to last and meets all requirements.

We are passionate about creating unique living spaces that reflect the personalities and aspirations of our clients. From floor plans, room sizes, kitchen fixtures and cosmetic changes, we can help you create the exact space you’ve always imagined. If you're ready to embark on the journey toward your dream tiny home, trust the experts at Anchored Tiny Homes.

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Video Testimonials

Jackie Danielsson

Jackie Danielsson built a beautiful detached 792 square foot ADU on her property for her parent to have their own spacious home while still being able to stay nearby and LOVED the overall experience.

Nichole Wolfe

Due to limited space, Nichole had us build an attached ADU onto her home for her dad to have space of his own on their property. It turned out to be the perfect solution to keep everyone close by and still have enough room for everyone to thrive.

FAQs

According to state laws any property that is zoned as single or multi-family can build an ADU regardless of location, HOAs, or any other local regulations as long as you have the space.

The most common placement is in the backyard, but you can also have them in the side yard or even the front of your house given there is enough room when taking setbacks, local regulations, and any unique easements on your property into account.

Because our ADUs are stick built on site, we have a ton of options to customize our base models as well as create a custom build ADU from scratch.

From floor plans, room sizes, kitchen fixtures, and cosmetic changes, we can help you create the exact space you’ve always imagined.

Some of the key elements that you can customize include:

  • External color
  • External finish materials (including options to exactly match your primary home)
  • Internal finishes from floors to tile to countertops to appliances and more!
  • Internal wall colors
  • Shower features (metal shower, porcelain shower, glass door, and more)
  • Kitchen features (sink style, countertop style, cabinets color, and more)

You can customize everything on this list, and so much more, for your new ADU.

Have any questions about customizations? Inquire today and speak with an expert to get all of your questions answered.

Our Anchored ADUs come fully finished with a full kitchen, bathroom, living space, and bedrooms if you are wanting to bedrooms in your unit.

Some of the more specific features include:

  • LP siding (board & batten/LAP)
  • Lifetime Dimensional Composition Shingles
  • Milgard white windows French doors (6′)
  • Luxury Vinyl flooring (Urban Floor)
  • Shaker cabinets
  • Butcher block countertops
  • Subway tile backsplash
  • 3 options for fixtures
  • Fiberglass shower
  • Drywall 30″
  • stainless steel fridge 30″
  • stainless steel range
  • Stackable washer/dryer
  • Interior and exterior paint
  • Can lights
  • Decor plugs and switches
  • 125 amp panel
  • Water heater / Rinnai V65E (Gas)
  • GREE Mini Split unit
  • And there are dozens of upgrades available

There are a ton of financing options available for ADUs and our in-house financing department can help you find the best loans for your desired terms and current qualifications.

The most common type of financing for an ADU project right now is either a cash-out refinance or a Home Equity Line Of Credit (HELOC) but there are a number of other options available as well including renovation and personal loans.

Feel free to reach out to us today to learn more about financing and get connected with our financing team!

Yes, we do offer shell or unfinished versions of our ADUs.

With our shell model ADUs, we still handle the whole process for you and finish everything except for the interior of the ADU.

For the interior of a shell model ADU, we would complete rough plumbing, rough electrical, and framing leaving the rest for you to complete on your own or using your own subcontractors.

The cost of a shell model ADU is approximately 60% of the cost of one of our finished units!

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What Our Customers Say About Us

  • Jim Davis
    These guys are great to work with! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
  • Caleb Davis
    I know the folks at Anchored Tiny Homes. They work with every situation to find and facilitate the best possible solution, and their offerings are so diverse they have a great option for almost anyone imaginable. Their integrity is the best part. So many contractors are just out to get your money and don't care about doing a good job or serving with honesty. Not so with Anchored Tiny Homes! They're upfront about what they know and what they can do, and honest about what they don't. I'd recommend Anchored Tiny Homes to any friend.
  • Bobbie Bice
    So grateful for anchored tiny homes what a blessing this company is!
  • Jennifer Sabolcik
    We had a fantastic experience with Duran and his team! They built the pool house of our dreams, and it exceeded our expectations. They listened to our design ideas, drew up a great plan, and were open to adding all the extras we wanted: electrical upgrades, floor upgrades, extra windows, exterior design details, a great front porch with a wood ceiling…the list goes on. We are greatly enjoying our new space. Duran and his team worked very fast and we were done in about 3 months.
  • Sheila Shatzer
    These guys are Great! Even in spite of some serious challenges that caused a number of delays on our side, they didn't give up on us. Once we had our biggest hurdle completed they have been getting things done quicker than I thought they'd be able to. They keep us updated and are easy to contact. Jim Sanders has been great to work with, even in spite of some of my frustrations that were not his fault that probably drove him nuts. I would recommend them to anyone looking to add a small home in their backyard. A great option for aged parents. We sold our home and are building this home in our son's huge backyard so we are closer and I, as his caregiver can have some help with my husband. Please reach out to them and see what will work for your needs - lots of options. ❤️
  • Anna Barrett
    We had a great experience working with Anchored Tiny Homes. The entire team was very professional, responsive and kind. They worked with us throughout the process to make sure we got exactly what we wanted and needed out of the design and final product. We have already recommended Anchored Tiny Homes to friends and neighbors and will continue to do so. Thank you so much Jim and team!
  • Dillan Bryant
    Sam and Dillon are the best... these guys communicate well, know their stuff and moved very quickly. I am a high touch customer and like responsive and available partners for projects like this and they have gone above and beyond. Would recommend them for sure and hope to do future projects in CO and TX.
  • Sarah Romo
    We are very pleased with the progress on our ADU. Because of the unmatched communication and hard work from the team, we are running ahead of schedule. We are very excited for the final product and happy we chose to work with the Anchored Tiny Homes!
  • bryan workman
    Anchored Tiny Homes is the unquestionable choice in building an accessory dwelling unit across the Wasatch Front and all surrounding areas. As a general contractor, I can attest to them providing only the best and most professional care to all clients. It is a pleasure working with them
  • Callen Scaroni
    ATH finished up a custom studio for me about 3 weeks ago. The permitting took longer than expected but they stayed on top of it and let me know what was going on throughout the whole process. My in-laws just moved in and couldn’t be more happy with the unit! I would high recommend!!
  • Rodrigo Vega
    From the initial phone call to completed Project. Anchored Tiny homes has always been very easy to communicate with, and has exceeded all of my expectations for a contractor. They helped me finalize ADU and completed the installation with high attention to quality. James walked me walked me through the whole process and was always very patient as I was asking questions. I’d highly recommend working with this company!
  • Andrew Gonzalez
    Jim and his team at Anchored Tiny Homes are absolute professionals and i highly recommend them. From the time you fill out the request to bid, to the day you take ownership, you will feel informed and confident in the entire process. You can have other tiny home builders compete, and you'll find that Anchored stands above the rest. I have full confidence recommending Anchored Tiny Homes to anyone I know. I love them
  • Mike Meduri
    Steve and his team took the time to assist with my inquiry of building a potential 2B/1B ADU with a 2 car garage. Steve went above and beyond to call the planning and zoning department to see if this was possible, provided me 3D modeling plot plans and was quick to respond to all my questions. Ultimately, the town would not approve the proposed project. Despite the unfortunate outcome, Steve and his team left me impressed with their professionalism and I would recommend their services.Thank you.
  • nikki roberto
    Dylan is very easy to work with & put a lot of hard work into our home project to make sure it was everything I had envisioned.
  • Amy Mondello
    Jess and Mark are the best in the business! You won’t find a more knowledgeable and dedicated team. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
  • Sarah Green
    Jessica answered any and all of my questions with the utmost respect and urgency. I appreciated her honesty and felt valued from start to finish.
  • Rianna Redig
    Jess's passion and desire to help others shines through in her work. She is detail oriented, hard working, knowledgeable and has attention to detail. I would recommend her to anyone!
  • Audrey Thorne
    I’ve known Jessica for a couple of years now, and can speak to the integrity of her work. She’s an excellent communicator, gets things done quickly and efficiently, and always with a smile. I’ve used her on past projects with great success. You’ll be happy you chose her and her team for your tiny home!
  • dball913
    The project initially commenced with standard expectations, yet encountered numerous challenges and setbacks along the way. Despite an anticipated completion timeframe of 6-8 months, the endeavor extended nearly two years. Communication emerged as a prominent issue, with prolonged periods of inactivity lasting up to three weeks at a time. Additionally, the project underwent managerial transitions on seven separate occasions, further complicating matters. However, the introduction of Martin Schafer marked a pivotal turning point. Martin’s proactive approach and exceptional dedication revitalized project dynamics. His unwavering commitment and efforts transcended expectations, significantly improving project outcomes. The resultant work achieved commendable standards, garnering praise from observers for its exceptional quality. Acknowledging the transitional challenges faced by the company, it is imperative to recognize Martin's instrumental role in salvaging the project. Without his exemplary leadership, the project's overall rating would have undoubtedly suffered.
  • nona dadash
    It was about a year ago that we signed the contract with ATH and our ADU is in its final stages. Along the way in the building of my ADU, there have been bumps in the road; rainy weather, construction delays, lack of communication, designer and project manager changes, but let's be real I don't think you can have a construction project that you don't run into challenges, delays, and problems. ATH Is no exception to this fact unless you have expert and caring people on your team. I was lucky enough to have some of these people on my team; Rick Manzanares as my ADU specialist and Bob Brecht as my project manager. Rick has been my go-to person since day one; he is transparent, caring, knowledgeable, honest, and helpful. Bob is my 2nd project manager who came to save my project when I was not happy with the progress of my project; he did his best to keep things moving quickly, communicated almost daily, and managed the contractor and workers as best he could.; I'm so grateful for his good attitude, responsibility, and work ethics. My ADU looks beautiful so far and I can't wait to see the finished work. I will take a pic and post it here later.
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