News About DADUs

Information, advice and tips from the leader in backyard homes in the Northwest.

Financing an ADU Just Got Easier

Great news for anyone currently financing or looking to finance an ADU: the mortgage enterprise Freddie Mac recently changed its rules to allow rental income from an ADU to be included in the income qualification for a mortgage. This means if you are borrowing money to build an ADU, or buying a home with an existing ADU, the ADU’s potential ...

The Difference Between Prefab and Site-Built Homes

Over the last several years, "prefab" and "modular" have become increasingly popular, enticing homeowners with the promise of a design-forward, affordable and quick-to-build backyard home. It seems to be the latest trend in real estate – but is prefab everything it’s cracked up to be? We dive into some common misconceptions around prefab and modular housing that every homeowner should ...

100 Backyard Homes and Growing

We are proud to announce that we recently reached the exciting milestone of selling our 100th backyard home. As a small, local company that isn’t VC funded, the support of our customers and partners means everything to us and we couldn’t be more grateful to them. MyKabin was founded almost three years ago at a time when barely 100 DADUs ...

Top Considerations When Planning to Build a DADU

Building a home - even a small home - is a major decision, and we pride ourselves on coaching our clients through it carefully. If you’re thinking about adding a backyard cottage to your property but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. There are a lot of factors to consider, from choosing the right ...

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