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Prefab ADU in San Luis Obispo County

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

About San Luis Obispo County

Enhance both your property value and quality of life with a custom prefab ADU in Berkeley. Timeless and efficient, Abodu accessory dwelling units are cost-effective and environmentally friendly—ideal for homeowners who want to make the most of their property while leaving a greener footprint.

What are the benefits of having an ADU in San Luis Obispo County?

Prefab ADUs are highly versatile spaces you can easily convert into a convenient home office, a granny flat for relatives, a rental unit, or a guest house to host visiting family and friends.

And thanks to the in-demand housing market in the San Francisco Bay Area, from Oakland to San Jose, the potential to earn rental income is one of the top perks of owning a modular unit. Since the University of California, Berkeley attracts students and faculty from all over the world, the city has an ever-growing pool of prospective renters.

Plus, prefab ADUs are typically quicker to construct and cost less compared to conventional construction, you can start earning extra cash sooner and recoup your investment faster.

Not to mention, the additional living space an ADU offers may increase your property value upwards of 30%. So, with the addition of a prefab ADU in Berkeley, an existing structure worth $500,000 today could fetch $650,000 down the line.

For family members looking to age in place, an ADU provides a comfortable and economical alternative to retirement communities, allowing loved ones to stay close to home and remain a part of their existing community.

With their affordability and efficiency, it's no wonder that accessory dwelling units are becoming increasingly common throughout Alameda County.

An Abodu One being installed with a crane.

An Abodu One being installed with a crane.

San Luis Obispo County ADU requirements

When planning to build a prefab ADU in San Luis Obispo County, you must adhere to specific requirements. The San Luis Obispo County Planning Department is the best place to learn about ADU requirements.


How much does an ADU cost in San Luis Obispo County?

Estimate the cost by using a local ADU calculator or by visiting Abodu’s website to learn more about pricing.

Building Permits

How do I get an ADU permit in San Luis Obispo County?

The permitting process for building an ADU involves submitting detailed plans and documentation—such as floor plans, energy calculations, and engineering data—to the county planning department for review. The office will permit the homeowner or ADU company if the plans comply with local building codes and regulations.


What are the top ADU requirements in San Luis Obispo County?

Since ADUs are functional living spaces separate from the primary residence, California law requires secondary units to have access to basic utilities like water, sewage, and electricity. Additionally, each city within San Luis Obispo County Has specific requirements for ADU utilities like fire sprinklers and water meters.


How do I finance an ADU in San Luis Obispo County?

You can finance prefab ADU projects through various channels, including home equity loans, personal loans, or savings. Some prefab ADU companies also offer financing solutions, making the process easier for homeowners.

FAQs: Prefab ADUs in San Luis Obispo County

Fee schedules for ADU permits in San Luis Obispo County vary by city and unit size, but you can expect to pay a few thousand dollars. Find more information on your city's permitting page. Our Abodu Project Managers handle the permitting process for all prefab ADU builds.

California state law mandates a minimum distance of 4 feet between the ADU and a homeowner’s property line.

In San Luis Obispo County, ADUs may not exceed a floor area of 1,200 square feet. This measurement includes areas within the dwelling with a ceiling height of 7 feet or more but excludes garages.

ADUs usually come equipped with several essential appliances, including, but not limited to:

  • Stove or cooktop

  • Refrigerator

  • Oven

  • Dishwasher

  • Washer and dryer

  • Water heater

  • HVAC system

These appliances enhance the comfort and functionality of any living space.

Whether you’re in Prefab ADU in Atascadero, Prefab ADU in Grover Beach, Prefab ADU in Los Osos, Prefab ADU in Nipomo, Prefab ADU in Paso Robles or Prefab ADU in San Luis Obispo, Abodu is ready to help you navigate the process of adding a beautiful, functional ADU to your home.

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