News About DADUs

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

From Office to Oasis: 7 Uses for Your Backyard Home

Photo credit: Lensit Studio In recent years, the concept of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) has gained significant traction as a versatile and innovative housing solution. These small, self-contained structures offer homeowners the flexibility to maximize their living spaces. Explore the various ways these backyard homes can transform your lifestyle and meet your changing ...

July 6, 2023|

Washington Takes Action to Reduce Barriers to Building ADUs

Super exciting (if somewhat nerdy) policy news: the Washington State legislature just took two big steps to increase the availability of “missing middle” housing through a pair of new housing bills: HB 1337 and HB 1110. These bills will increase the availability of affordable housing options and reduce barriers to building ADUs, DADUs, and other forms of housing. Both ...

May 5, 2023|

Investing in DADUs in Uncertain Economic Times

With all the economic uncertainty in the world right now, you may be questioning whether it’s the right time to invest in a DADU. Does it make sense to invest in real estate during periods of economic instability, or is it wiser to wait until the economy settles? The reality is that a DADU may be one of the best ...

January 31, 2023|

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 ...

September 27, 2022|

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 ...

May 18, 2022|

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 ...

March 11, 2022|

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 ...

February 3, 2022|

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