1. Rental Unit to Earn Passive Income
Want to get some extra money? A prefab ADU home can be utilized as a vacation rental through worry-free platforms like Airbnb, providing a business opportunity for the owner to earn passive income when not using the space themselves.
This can be especially beneficial in states like California, where rental yields have increased by as much as 20% in some counties. An ADU can provide homeowners or companies with a sizable increase in income.
2. Increased Property Value
When you add an ADU to your property, it can make the property more desirable to potential buyers. As the need for quality housing rises, properties that have accessory dwelling units are likely to appreciate, especially in progressive cities like San Francisco.
Having a backyard ADU can boost a property's appeal and, in the process, help it stand out in a crowded real estate market, given the rising demand for high-quality housing and the popularity of additional dwelling units.
3. Family and Guests Visiting From Out of Town
An ADU can give visitors from out of town a private and independent living space, where they can have privacy and comfort during their stay. With an ADU, guests can access quality amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen, appliances, laundry facilities, and other things that hotels usually don't have.
4. Be With Your Family
Backyard ADUs allow you to live within distance of beloved family members, such as children, and older family members, or even under the same roof. This benefit is actually huge for us at ADU.Works, because family ties factor into our company values.
We believe that ADUs are the answer to the California housing crisis that is driving a wedge between family members, forcing children and elderly relatives to live in a cheaper town. Now, with the option to build more affordable housing, families don’t have to separate just so they can afford housing.
5. You Still Maintain Privacy
ADUs or modular homes can be beneficial for owners who do not want guests to stay in their current property or who want to maintain a certain degree of separation between their space and the guest without compromising the quality of their stay.
This can be especially helpful for families with elderly parents or grandparents because it gives them a place to live independently while remaining close to their loved ones in California in the process.
Your ADU will have separate access, so there’s little to no disruption to the primary when moving in, out and about.
6. Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Building an ADU home with ADU.Works can be a sustainable option in many ways, from utilizing existing infrastructure to promoting electrical energy efficiency, being eco-friendly, and providing affordable housing in urban areas across California. Some ADU building companies use recycled materials, such as fiber cement siding and moldings, to promote more sustainable practices.
Most ADUs also use smart technology and sustainable features that are part of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards. ADUs can also help lower the carbon footprint of a property by offering additional living space that’s more energy efficient than a standalone home.
You can even build a home with Net Zero Energy through insulation, air, and solar energy systems that can make your ADU more energy-efficient and cost-effective.
7. Help Solve the Housing Crisis
When you build ADUs, you’re able to provide long-term rental at much more affordable prices to the community. As a result, you can help those who might not be able to afford to build an ADU or expensive rentals.
As a result, you can help a single mother who might need cheaper rent so she can provide for her kids. Or you can help an immigrant family who can now bring their kids from outside the country because they have the necessary space for it. These kinds of stories are what inspire us at ADU.Works to continue to champion this form of housing across California.