Installing an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can increase your liveable space for uses such as a gym, an artist studio, or a home office. They also add value to your property and can create a separate living space for recent college grads or elderly relatives. They could even generate an income opportunity by using an ADU as a rental or downsizing into an ADU and renting out an existing home. For these reasons and more, they are an increasingly popular solution for many San Jose homeowners.
Why Build an ADU in San Jose?
With the increasing demand for affordable housing in the US, ADUs are one part of the solution to the challenges in the modern housing market. In 2017, San Jose promised to build 25,000 new housing units within five years. According to the San Jose Spotlight, the city needs to build 5,000 units a year to meet this goal. San Jose has been falling short of this number and has averaged around 2,400 new permits each year since 2017. Many believe the number has been falling short because the costs are still landing on the homeowners despite looser permit restrictions in recent years. To try to alleviate this issue, San Jose announced the launch of a program in May 2021 to provide short-term, 0% interest loans for building ADUs within the city limits. This loan would cover 100% of the permit and construction costs for homeowners. 20-30 qualifying applicants will receive the loan until this program is out of its pilot phase. The city plans to scale up this program as quickly as possible, making San Jose a new hotspot for ADU construction.
How Abodu Can Help You with Your San Jose ADU
Pre-designed Product with Custom Elements
Abodu’s ADUs exceed industry design standards with spacious cathedral ceilings and full-sized living areas. From the striking architectural features to the quality of the details, the home is built to feel luxurious yet comfortable. World-renowned architects create a beautiful template with enough room for custom design elements like roofing, siding, and appliances.
Abodu Homeowner Testimonials
Vu-bang: Scandinavian inspiration in his backyard
Jeff and Flora: An oasis from the chaos
Flora explains that with Abodu, “It’s a worry-free way to have an ADU built for your backyard. Everything is laid out, and there are no surprises along the way.” The units are built offsite, so it only takes two weeks for the team to install them in your backyard. With the whole family working and learning remotely, the minimal amount of construction means fewer interruptions and the quickest possible turnaround. They love the flexible space Abodu One brings, providing a home office and a place for friends and family to stay when visiting.
Joyce: New horizons
Todd and Jen: Bringing the hive together
Dan: The ‘awe factor’
Learn More about Installing an ADU in San Jose
- 12' x 28'
- 340 square feet
- Starting at $228,800 in San Jose, CA
- 14' x 35'
- 500 square feet
- Starting at $268,800 in San Jose, CA
- 14' x 44'
- 610 square feet
- Starting at $312,800 in San Jose, CA.