Creating Value with a Backyard Home

What is a DADU?

A DADU, or Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a type of small home that can be built on a residential lot as a separate, self-contained living space. Also commonly known as an ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, a granny flat, backyard cottage, backyard house or tiny home, a DADU is a popular choice for homeowners who want to increase the living space on their property without moving to a larger home.

Backyard housing can be used for guests, rental units, or space for adult children or elderly family members to live. DADUs are typically small homes that are built on the same lot as a primary residence, but are separate structures that provide a private and self-contained living space.

DADUs are often built in backyards or side yards as separate structures on a lot. In Seattle, they can range in size from 250 square feet to 1,000 square feet, depending on local zoning laws and building codes. The maximum size in Kirkland is 1,200 square feet. MyKabin offers more than 20 models from a 255 studio to a 1,200 square foot backyard house with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Why Build a Backyard House?

A backyard home can increase the value of a property by providing additional living space. DADUs are also an environmentally friendly option, as they can help reduce the carbon footprint by increasing density within cities and communities and promoting sustainable living.

However, building a DADU can also be a complex process that involves navigating local zoning rules and building codes. As the largest builder of backyard homes in the Seattle area, MyKabin takes the guesswork out of construction. We are your partner in creating value now and into the future. To do that, our approach is to radically simplify the building process, handling all of the details from permit through construction, so that you can focus on achieving your dream.

Overall, DADUs are a versatile and practical option for homeowners who want to increase the living space on their property while also promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly living.

If you’re considering adding a DADU to your property, here’s how it can add extraordinary value to your home.

If you’re considering adding a DADU to your property, here’s how it can add extraordinary value to your home.

  • Turn your DADU into a rental property and earn extra cash to help with mortgage payments, traveling and home improvements.
  • Downsize into your backyard cottage and rent your primary home.
  • Move out completely and utilize your home and DADU as two rental properties.
  • These options only work if the cash flow works. We design our DADUs so they are cash flow positive from day one.
  • Investing in a DADU will raise the resale value of your property.
  • You may be eligible for extra tax benefits.
  • Thoughtfully design your backyard cottage to complement the style of your main home and the layout of your yard to ensure the highest valuation.
  • Host out-of-town guests and friends with a private space away from your main house.
  • Allow your family members to age in place.
  • A separate space for a live-in nanny or au pair.
  • A short-term solution for extended family or kids home from college to stay. Turn the space into a rental unit once they move out.
  • Utilize your DADU as a home office.
  • Turn it into a home gym or yoga studio.
  • The flexibility of space that a backyard cottage provides means that you can transition it as needed: turn it into an Airbnb rental when you’re traveling or a guest house
  • for family during the holidays. There are endless opportunities for making the most of your DADU.
  • DADUs help support the local economy.
  • They have a low environmental impact.
  • They increase the supply and variety of affordable housing.

It’s important to make sure you have an experienced team behind you to complete your project safely and efficiently. DADUs, backyard cabins, or cottages are what we do. It’s all we do.

Build a DADU in Your Backyard

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