Anchored Tiny Homes faqs.

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!

All of our ADUs are stick built right on your property which almost completely eliminates access issues preventing you from being able to build an ADU!

In addition, we believe that stick-built ADUs actually yield better quality and more value added to your home, ultimately giving you a better end result and a better value for your money as stick-built units often appraise for more than prefabricated or manufactured options.

If you have any questions about our process, feel free to reach out!

Our ADUs are built on a permanent slab foundation as a standard but we can also build them on raised foundations as well.

As of the time of writing this, homes on wheels cannot be considered an ADU or permitted on your property except for in a few very select areas.

By state law the largest ADU that you can build on your property is 1,200 sq.ft, but this does change slightly based on your city or county legislation.

In some cases you have to build smaller or in some areas you can even go over the 1,200 sq.ft maximum.

For more details reach out to us today or reach out to your local planning department.

Yes, you can!

Current state laws allow you to build up to 2 ADUs on a single lot, as well as giving you the option to actually split your lot and build up to 2 more ADUs in addition to a primary home.

You can also convert your garage into an ADU in addition to the 2 units on your property, turning one property into a maximum of 8 rentable spaces!

Yes, we can! If you have found plans that you love or want to use plans that have been pre-approved by your city, you can build them.

The standard building timeline right now is about 6-10 months including design, engineering, permitting, and construction of your new ADU.

The most variable part of this total timeline is permitting. The faster we can get your ADU the faster it will be completed!

Yes, all ADUs must be permitted including conversions. However, we handle this whole process for you making it as easy and stress-free as possible for you to create your new space!

How much space you need largely depends on what size ADU you are wanting to build, our smallest standard ADU size is 240 sq.ft and with standard setbacks you would typically need about 22’ x 30’ of space or more to build an Anchored ADU.

Our pricing includes foundation, construction, finishes, design and engineering, permit submittal, and more! The only two things that our pricing does not include are permit fees from the city or county and hookup fees. When we do our FREE Property Analysis & Estimate, we will measure out a hookup path for your specific property and include all hookup fees in your estimate as well!

The fees for permits and hookups have a wide range of costs depending on dozens of different variables, from the size of the units, where you are wanting to build, how far we have to trench if you need any utility upgrade, and more.

The best way to get a firm estimate for these costs is to set up a Property Analysis & Estimate to have one of our Certified ADU Experts come out and measure it.

ADUs do not have to be detached from your primary home. You can build both attached ADUs that are directly connected to your home, as well as garage conversions of an attached garage or even a Junior ADU that is created from renovating space inside your home!

Yes, you can! It would just have to meet all ADU requirements by state law including being over 150 sq.ft, having a kitchen, and having a bathroom.

Feel free to give us a call today to learn more and get a free estimate for your garage conversion.

An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is, by state law, a space that has between 150 sq.ft – 1,200 sq.ft of living space, has a full bathroom, a kitchen, and has been permitted by the city or county as an ADU.

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  • Joel Singh
    We had a great experience working with Anchored Tiny Homes for our ADU. The entire team was very professional and responsive. The contractors did a great job and we are very happy with the end result. Highly recommend for your backyard ADU project.
  • Sharon Narain
    I would love to work with Anchored tiny homes again and again, just love how they built my ADU. This company is simply the best for all the housing needs.
  • Irene Sagaral
    I’m very excited our tiny home is almost done. Appreciate Colton for working with us. Martin who overseas the work done is very nice man and very responsive which we appreciate very much. Will try and update with photo once our backyard ADU is finally finish! It’s almost there!
  • Olya S
    Anchored Tiny Homes is a growing ADU construction company. Colton P. the CEO has good communication skills and easy to work with. I'm happy I was able to do business with him. Really recommend to work with him.
  • Anthony Scarpelli
    Quality product, owners on top of it when things came up. Price was very fair.
  • Diane Lawver
    We had Anchored Tiny Homes build us the 32' Jibe model as a registered RV. The team did a superlative job! The quality of the construction and dedication to customer service was the BEST we have experienced in a long time! They correctly interpreted our design requests, were responsive to our questions, invoiced exactly what they estimated at the beginning of the project, and were very engaged in coming up with best options when there were choices. They have assembled a team of professionals who made us very happy that we selected this business to help us create our vision. It turned out even better than we could have ever hoped.
  • Jackie Danielsson - Ables
    We had Anchored Tiny Homes build an ADU for my Mom in our yard. The minute I met Scott when he came to our home I knew this family had construction experience! The crews became like family, the results are beautiful! Happy to have Mom here and she is happy with her home.
  • Christine Blyumberg
    There little house are so cute! If I were single I'd definitely would want one of these homes for myself.
  • Sean Parsons
    Anchored Tiny Homes is the best! They are very responsive and super professional.
  • Nichole Wolfe
    We love Anchored Tiny Homes, we wanted an addition or an ADU for our current home in Folsom. We met with many different contractors, but Anchored Tiny Homes went above and beyond and most importantly they were use to working with small spaces. They knew how to maximize every area. Our new ADU is spacious and beautiful inside and out. Their crew is spectacular. From the their PM Shannon, who was responsive and efficient. To their carpenters Jared and his amazing crew! They have an incredible vision and talent. Doing any type of construction project is stressful and there are hiccups always, but we love the product and the staff and will refer everyone we know! Thank for our awesome unit! We love it!
  • Debra Ann
    I LOVE my custom Tinys!! Colton and his team have incredible heart, which is something I look for first when shopping for anything local. Their work is phenomenal and their response for anything missed or needing extra attention is above and beyond. They stand by their work!! Beautiful!
  • LaMarr Carr
    These guys have come up with one of the best ideas I have seen for addressing homelessness and the crisis in homes in California way to go guys great job🤯😁
  • Dominic Ino
    The tiny homes were beautiful and Clay was super nice and helpful!
  • Pamela Kizer
    I really love the tiny homes so much..
  • Kelly Taylor
    I can’t say enough about Anchored Tiny Homes! Colton and the whole Paulhus family are nothing short of amazing, and their desire to provide a unique solution to the housing crisis in California is inspiring. Their homes are absolutely beautiful, and you can see the attention to detail in everything they do. Highly recommend!!
  • Karsten Kaczmar
    Absolutely loved our tour. We are planning on buying a tiny, but needed some help really mailing down exactly what we needed. We toured all sorts of sizes and shapes, and Clay walked us through everything that we were thinking about. We left with a clear idea if what we need, and were really impressed with the craftsmanship of the units. We will almost certainly be building with them soon.
  • jon Waldie
    Went to see their work product and was duly impressed. Great service, beautiful tiny home options. Reccomend you make an appointment, you wont be disappointed
  • zach donati
    Best tiny home place they did great on our tiny home we are so happy they made it for us . Everything is perfect with it and we couldn’t be happier !!!
  • Zach Donati
    They made us a awesome tiny home and made it just the way we had in the design any problems we had they fixed and address this company is very honest and hard working . They make the best tiny homes the quality is only the best . If I could give a trillion stars I would Thankyou colton and crew for the best tiny home ever !!!!
  • TruthxArmy
    Great customer service. Knowledgeable employees. Surprisingly spacious homes.