Manufactured Homes as ADUs and Insights into the Prefab ADU Business Model

Steve Vallejo is the owner of a company called Prefab ADU. His company has now built roughly 120 ADUs, making him the most prolific builder of ADUs in the country (I believe). This alone merits an interview with Steve, but what made me want to interview Steve specifically, was his knowledge about manufactured housing. Steve’s company builds ADUs with manufactured, modular, panelized, and site built, stick-framed homes.

ADUs from an Investor's Perspective (Part II)

ADUs from an Investor's Perspective  (Part II)

Most homeowners are not professional real estate investors however, so I wanted to dive into a deeper understanding of how a professional investor would think about ADUs as an investment option. While investment isn't the sole reason that people build ADUs, it is commonly a large driver. To gain some perspective on how ADUs perform as a real estate asset, I interviewed a local real estate investor in Portland, Oregon, Dani Zeghbib. This is a complex topic, so this will be a multipart post. This is Part II

ADUs from an Investor's Perspective (Part I)

ADUs from an Investor's Perspective (Part I)

Most homeowners are not professional real estate investors however, so I wanted to dive into a deeper understanding of how a professional investor would think about ADUs as an investment option. While investment isn't the sole reason that people build ADUs, it is commonly a large driver. To gain some perspective on how ADUs perform as a real estate asset, I interviewed a local real estate investor in Portland, Oregon, Dani Zeghbib. This is a complex topic, so this will be a multipart post. 

The First National ADU Summit on November 3-5th in Portland

The First National ADU Summit on November 3-5th in Portland

The Build Small Live Large Summit is the first ever national gathering of leaders in ADU policymaking, design and development. ADU industry practicioners across the country will convene to share and showcase emerging best practices regarding the development of this rare housing type. If you are an ADU enterprenuer, designer, builder, policy-maker, or advocate, you should attend. 

How to Save Money with a Garage Conversion ADU

How to Save Money with a Garage Conversion ADU

While building a new detached ADU is almost always very expensive, there are some rare occasions where homeowners are able to convent a pre-existing structure into a legal permitted ADU at a cost that is significantly less than the average cost of building an ADU from the ground up. This post is going to dive into the factors that can help a homeowner feasibly convert the garage into ADU for a modest out of pocket cost, $40K-70K for a 325-600 sq ft ADU.