Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

MyKabin currently offers three standard sizes, as well as custom options of DADU/ ADU depending on your needs.

  • Small: 250 sq. ft
  • Medium: 370 sq. ft
  • Large: 410 sq. ft
  • Extra Large: up to 1000 sq. ft
Each DADU comes built with a full bathroom, a kitchen with refrigerator, cooktop, and counter space, and a closet that is plumbed and powered for an optional washer dryer. MyKabin handles all permitting, site work, and utility connections so that once installed, your backyard cottage is ready to use. Check out more detail in What’s in a MyKabin.

MyKabin offers several sizes, upgrade packages, and styles to fit your needs. Our introductory price is $109,000 for the small Kabin. Prices can vary depending on the size and optional accessories chosen. All permitting costs, basic site work, installation and utility connections from your main home are included in the price.

Certain properties with elaborate site work needs or difficult utility connections may require additional costs. We will quote any additional costs in advance.

We are able to sell Kabins at such a low price by standardizing our construction process. With this said, some things are customizable in our DADUs/ADUs. Owners have the option of deleting the kitchen and/or bathroom and closet for some cost reduction. Owners may also customize colors and certain finishing materials such as flooring and cabinetry materials in their backyard cottage.
Our DADUs/ ADUs are built on site where MyKabin can streamline production, quality control, and achieve efficiency so that we can pass the cost savings on to you. All Kabins are designed to state and city building codes and are engineered to be highly energy efficient. Just prior to construction MyKabin will come to your property to install a foundation and prepare utility connections for your backyard cottage. Once your foundation is complete and your backyard is ready, we’ll build your DADU, connect utilities, add all the finishing touches, and handle the final construction inspection from your city permit office.  Then we’ll do a client walk-through, complete any final details, and you’ll be ready to move in or rent the unit. MyKabin will manage each step of the process.
The City of Seattle allows DADUs/ ADUs to be used for a wide variety of uses, including AirBnb, monthly rentals and personal uses.
Yes! Although we don’t offer in-house financing yet, many of our clients build a Kabin as part of a refinance, and we can also work with construction loans. Depending on your circumstances and what you’re planning to do with the Kabin, we can recommend some local lenders for the right kind of loans.

It is likely that your property tax will go up given that you are increasing the value of your property by adding a DADU/ ADU. The 2019 Seattle property tax rate is expected to be $2.40 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Please keep in mind, these are just estimates for information purposes only. MyKabin is not responsible for how Seattle will assess the value of the improvement nor how the city will determine future property tax rates.

Yes. Our team will explore this upgrade for you and provide costs if desired.
Each property is different, so we offer a free assessment of your property’s eligibility for a MyKabin backyard cottage. Enter your address into our property assessment tool on our homepage, or contact us and we can get started right away!
Contact us by email using our form below or give us a call. We look forward to welcoming you to the MyKabin family!

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