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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

  • Robert Fox
    Amazing to work with
  • Terilyn Dorvall
    Very knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way!
  • A little bit of everything with MamaCruz
    Great reliable service. Wouldn’t use anyone else.
  • Quesson’Tyme Johnson
    Great people, hard workers!!
  • Luis Garcia
    Very knowledgeable, professional and very reasonable would use them again for sure.
  • heather smith
    Great experience, everyone was very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend .
  • Daniel Pearce
    Great Value beautiful
  • Jessica Lopez
    Love love love
  • Jessica Correia
    Very professional! Extremely knowledgeable, they answered all of my questions. I love working with them!
  • Jimmy Laprey
    I called Anchored Tiny Homes to come out to my house for a quote. They were very knowledgeable, on time, professional, they really know how to treat their customers!
  • Gabby Agliata
    Super responsive and knowledgeable!
  • Dina Mahshi
    I recently had the pleasure of working with Anchored Tiny Homes in Sacramento to build a one-bedroom unit for my mother, and I must say the experience was exceptional. One of the standout aspects of my interaction with Anchored was the transparency and clarity regarding project costs. The agreed-upon project cost and payment schedule were adhered to without any deviation. It was a relief to have no hidden fees or unexpected additional costs, which can often be a concern in construction projects. The coordination with the city for permits and inspections was another commendable aspect. Anchored Tiny Homes demonstrated efficiency in navigating the bureaucratic process, ensuring that permits were obtained, and inspections were carried out promptly. This streamlined approach made the overall process simple and hassle-free. I cannot speak highly enough about our project manager, Martin. His professionalism, kindness, and honesty made the entire experience enjoyable. What stood out the most was Martin's proactive approach to problem-solving. Rather than just presenting issues, he always came prepared with viable solutions, making decision-making easy and efficient. Although the project timeline extended slightly beyond the initially promised timeframe due to a delay in building materials, the crew's efficiency was evident once they broke ground. Despite this minor delay, we successfully moved my mother into her new home on Mother's Day, creating a memorable and special moment for our family. Moreover, the after-sales service from Anchored Tiny Homes has been outstanding. Any concerns or issues with the unit are promptly addressed without pushback, demonstrating their commitment to customer satisfaction. Anchored Tiny Homes commitment to transparency, efficient project management, and excellent customer service, especially through Martin, made the process smooth and resulted in a beautiful and beloved home for my mother. I highly recommend Anchored Tiny Homes for anyone considering a tiny home construction project. Call Martin today for a free estimate and tell him I sent you to get $2500 off your project price.
  • Chantall Walton
    "Working with Roman Sandoval was an absolute game-changer for our construction project. He stepped in at a critical moment, taking over from previous contractors who had failed to deliver. His approach was nothing short of exceptional. Roman not only completed the tasks at hand but went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. His dedication to doing the job right was evident in every aspect of his work. Without his timely intervention, our dream home would still be an incomplete project. We are immensely grateful for Roman's extraordinary efforts and unwavering support. He is, without doubt, the best contractor we have ever worked with. Thank you, Roman Sandoval! Here’s 5 stars that are well deserved! 🙏🏼
  • Mary Ann Ballesteros
    I had an idea of what I wanted for my 3 bedroom ADU to replace my mini basketball court in my backyard ... Colton and Anchored Tiny Homes took my vision: ATH, the designers, Roman Sandoval and APC made it all happen... they made my vision come to life! Along the way in the building of my ADU, there were road bumps, permit delays, the stormy weather, construction delays to name a few.... but this is where I would be so proud to say ... "T'was late but worth the wait!!!"!!! My ADU looks absolutely beautiful and amazing! The quality of work, the workmanship is truly exceptional! Shout out to Dee (ATH miracle staff), Roman (ATH project manager) and Armando (Absolute Precision) for making this project smooth sailing.... I was completely amazed by the way ATH handled my issues with transparency and a positive approach towards making things right. . . And yes, ATH made it happen! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️!!!
  • Peter Rizzo
    Great website
  • M W
    Anchored Tiny Homes just completed a wonderful backyard home office for us. We love our office and had a great experience with Anchored and their subs. They came in with a very fair price and worked with us throughout the process to make sure we got what we wanted and needed out of the design and final product. We have already recommended them to multiple friends and neighbors. Thank you Jordan especially!
  • lisa renken
    I had Anchored Tiny Homes build an ADU in my backyard in Lincoln Ca for my folks. Colton was always professional, positive and worked with integrity. Anchored worked through a few issues with promptness and understanding! My folks, and I, couldn't be happier, it's perfect!
  • Rochelle Garcia
    My Project Manager Jordan and Contractor Raymond were really good. They identified potential issues that I hadn’t thought through. They even sought out the best sub contractors who were friendly efficient and reliable. I was really pleased about the final finished product . The house is beautiful Raymond and Jordan were god sent .
  • Josh Varcoe
    They are an absolutely fantastic company, that truly specializes in their work and takes amazing care of their customers.
  • Maria Lourdes
    Darrell, a new addition to Anchored Tiny Homes Team, is the Construction Project Manager on my ADU project in El Cerrito (Spanish for the "the hill"). He is the point of contact - and I am so pleased! I have generally 24/7 access - he picks up the phone if he is available and when I leave him a message, he responds within 24 hours. From the initial site walk-thru to the many conversations back and forth to my recent nightmare with the architectural design, I give 5 stars to Darrell and Ali (Romgerd Construction) for professional customer service. Both are upfront in telling me what is wrong and advising me as to how to make it right. What I am going through right now with the flawed architectural design is a nightmare, I am comforted with knowing that Darrell and Ali is on my side. Absolutely yes- DARRELL works for his client and that's ME!
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