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Prefab ADU in Long Beach

Abodu makes and installs prefab homes for play, passive income and possibility in as little as 6 months.

About Long Beach

The long-awaited answer to your hosting dilemma has arrived: the accessory dwelling unit (ADU). You’ve probably heard them called guest houses, casitas, or granny flats, but regardless of the name, these small, but mighty living spaces meet the versatile needs of your lifestyle.

At Abodu, we offer various customizable finishes and floor plans to blend in seamlessly on your Long Beach property. If you’re short on time (or just don’t want the hassle of construction on-site), consider our prefab ADU options for any property configuration. Prefab ADUs are a type of modular home made to fit any space, making it the perfect addition to your backyard for additional living space or an outdoor office space.

What are the benefits of having an ADU?

There are even more perks to having an ADU than just extra space. The additional benefits of your Long Beach ADU also include:

  • Expand your home: Adding an ADU to your property creates new opportunities for your living space while increasing your property value by up to 30% (depending on the square footage of your current home). Build that creative suite you’ve always dreamed of, or give your in-laws a place to call their own when visiting the grandkids.

  • Rental opportunities: There’s never a bad time to earn extra income, but California is making it easier to build ADUs, so now is especially good. Whether you’re seeking a long-term tenant for your rental unit or simply want to help low-income families live in safety and comfort, an ADU rental has twofold benefits.

  • Host without hassle: Give your guests privacy, luxury, and their own bathroom during their visit while being just a stone’s throw away from your kitchen. An ADU also offers independence and comfort for older relatives knowing that family is nearby for longer-term needs.

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Long Beach ADU requirements

Discover how to get a permit, comply with utility regulations, and secure financing for your prefab ADU in Long Beach.


How much does an ADU unit cost in Long Beach?

ADU costs vary depending on the type you chose, whether it’s a custom ADU design or prefab, and any potential complications that may arise. Contact an expert home builder for an estimate tailored to your needs and budget.

Building Permits

How do I get an ADU permit in Long Beach?

The City of Long Beach has a Pre-Approved ADU Program that simplifies the permitting process and building an ADU. You can work with the builder of your choice to create one of the pre-approved plans, then take it to the Development Permit Center on the second floor of City Hall for over-the-counter plan check and permit issuance. This shortens the approval process and construction timeline.


What are the top ADU requirements in Long Beach?

ADU utilities come through your main home, so your builder should include a utility connection as a part of their work. You do not need to contact any utility companies for starting service or connection unless your new home and ADU are being built simultaneously.


How do I finance an ADU in Long Beach?

You’ll need to work with your bank to find the right loan for your ADU construction, whether it’s a renovation loan, a home loan, or a refinance loan. Additionally, you can apply for a grant through the California Housing Finance Agency. They offer funding opportunities for homeowners up to $40,000 toward pre-development and non-recurring closing costs. Pre-development costs include:

  • ​​Site prep

  • Architectural designs

  • Permits

  • Soil tests

  • Impact fees

  • Property survey

  • Energy reports

FAQs: Prefab ADUs in Long Beach

Yes, ADUs can be built in Long Beach whether you have a single-family or multi-family dwelling. Single-family homes can build both an ADU and a junior ADU (JADU). If you build a junior ADU, the owner must live at the main residence. Multi-family homes can build two detached ADUs.


ADUs in Long Beach cannot be taller than 18 feet if near public transit, 25 feet if attached, and 16 feet in all other instances. You must provide a parking space unless you’re near public transit. The minimum build size per California state law is 150 square feet.

Yes. Visit the Development Center desk on the second floor of Long Beach City Hall.

Property owners can build detached ADUs, attached ADUs, junior ADUs (both attached and detached), and garage conversions.

Learn more about Abodu Prefab ADUs

Across the state of California, Abodu builds and delivers prefab homes with endless possibilities, including hosting guests or earning rental income. Your new ADU can be ready in as little as nine months. Contact our experts today for more information or to schedule a tour.

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All-in-One Service

Featuring an impressive selection of pre-approved plans, Abodu streamlines the process of building and installing premium built-to-order ADUs.

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Unparalleled Design

Each floor plan showcases timeless designs using sustainable, high-quality materials—all with upfront pricing.

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Committed to delivering a straightforward, hassle-free experience for California homeowners, our efficient approach to prefab ADUs lets you enjoy your newly added living space as soon as seven months after signing on the dotted line.

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A Great Investment

Take advantage of an exceptional return on investment with an Abodu ADU.

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