A Look Inside
An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) — also known as a backyard house, guest house, or casita — is a small home that can be constructed alongside a larger, single-family home on the same lot or as a part of a community development. ADUs are standalone residences that contain a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Genesis Homes designs and builds ADUs ranging from 435 to 660 square feet.
A Look Around
Zoning laws differ from city to city, but some municipalities are easing restrictions to allow for more affordable housing. Genesis ADUs offer consumers greater options to choose the locations and price points that are best for them.
5 Ways to Use ADUs
ADUs are as versatile as they are convenient. Here are five popular ways ADUs are being used across the country.
- Long-Term Rental Unit
ADUs are as versatile as they are convenient. Here are five popular ways ADUs are being used across the country.1. Long-Term Rental Unit
- Vacation Rental Unit
ADUs are the optimal vacation rental unit, as they provide affordable lodging in a variety of destinations.
- Granny Flat
Today, more and more seniors are choosing to stay at home with family instead of moving to pricey retirement homes. ADUs give families the opportunity to stay close together, while also providing older generations with the independence they desire and deserve.
- Home Office/Studio
ADUs are a great way to extend a home’s living space without taking on a large-scale construction project. An ADU can transform into an art studio, home office or playroom for the kids.
- Micro Communities and Developments
Micro communities consisting of ADUs (in municipalities that permit them) are a groundbreaking approach to affordable housing.
3 Factory-Built Benefits
Genesis Homes’ line of ADUs is built in over a dozen manufacturing facilities and available in 48 states. After being constructed in a factory, the unit is delivered to the building site for the builder to install.
There are many benefits to offsite construction, including:
Building a home indoors shields it from the elements, water damage and mold. It also protects against theft and other construction-site issues that can arise.
We purchase materials such as lumber wholesale through our nationwide factory network, allowing for a domino effect of affordability.
Factory-built ADUs can be constructed much faster than their site-built counterparts. Our ADU units can be built in a matter of days and installation by the builder can take an additional few days. In comparison, site-built ADUs typically take much longer to complete.
3 Unique Genesis Features
Genesis Homes’ offers a great deal of industry-leading features, including:
- Purposeful Floor Plans
Genesis floor plans incorporate purposeful designs that prioritize exceptional living experiences. The units’ high ceilings, window placement, separated bathroom and bedroom, and more were consciously chosen to make the most out of every square foot.
- Movable Wall Systems
Our URBANEER series features an innovative movable wall. It easily glides along ceiling tracks to reinvent rooms on demand and includes a wireless power supply for electrical outlets.
- Wall Bed Systems
Our URBANEER series also offers an optional wall bed that is easy to fold up and fold down. When folded up, this system allows you to convert a bedroom into any number of alternative spaces, such as an office or gym.