Complete 5-Step Process

The Housable platform provides you with a complete 5-step process to build your ADU project.

Get your free ADU Property Report to see what you can build on your property:

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Design

Select from hundreds of permit-ready ADU designs that you can customize.

Pricing: Typically from $300 to $500 per concept plan

Turnaround: Orders delivered instantly

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Order your ADU design concept

Orders from our design library are delivered to you instantly.

Marketplace

With plans in hand you can discuss project specifics and get realistic cost estimates from contractors.

Pricing: Free with your design order

Turnaround: Get contractor intros instantly, schedule site-visits on your timeline.

Connect with contractors on the ADU Marketplace

We provide you the option to connect with contractors in our network who specialize in ADU construction to get construction cost estimates.

Customization

Complete project checklists & markup your plans to ensure we have everything needed to permit your project successfully.

Turnaround: Whenever you are ready.

Markup your design to customize

Request customizations to your desgin using our PDF markup tool.

Project checklist

Comprehensive 25 point ADU project checklist to make sure you have all the information you need to permit your project.

Project site plan

Use our project site plan tool to confirm property dimensions and locations of utilites.

Project intake call

Our team will review your checklist and site plan map to verify your project is ready for permitting.

Permits

ADU Permit Set provides you with everything required to permit your project for construction.

Pricing: Each ADU Permit Set includes the complete architectural, structural plans and title 24 certification needed for permit approval. All projects are designed to the CRC 2019. Standard Projects are quoted from $2,900 to $5,800 depending on ADU type, size and scope and Custom Projects start at a base price of $5,800.

Turnaround: Delivery within 10-20 business days from date of order (estimated). Final plans ready to submit for permit, approval time varies by jurisdiction.

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Order ADU Permit Set

After your project has been cleared for permitting, you will receive a final price quote for your ADU Permit Set.

Architectural plans

Your architectural plans include everything you need to plan the project with your constractor and get feedback; cover sheet, site plan, floor plans, elevations and MEP plans.

Structural plans

Your structural plans will include foundation plans, framing plans, structural calculations stamped by a professional engineer licensed in California.

Title 24 energy certification

Your title 24 certification for energy code compliance is included in your ADU Permit Set order.

Submit your plans for permit

Once your ADU Permit Set is completed, our drafting team will prepare it to submit to your local jurisdiction.

Permit revisions & approval

After your plans have been submitted, you will either receive comments or an approval. All revisions required for permit are handled by our drafting team.

Construction

Once your permit is issued, you are ready to start construction.

Cost: Check construction cost calulator in your ADU Property Report to get an idea of current market rates in your neighborhood.

Turnaround: varies, check our case studies to learn about specific examples

Build your ADU

Experienced contractors know how to handle the project moving forward, but our team is here to help handle revisions required during construction or inspections.

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To get started, check what you can build on your property:

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