Unlock the Potential of Your Property with ADUs from Southerly Homes

ADU, Casita, Office-Shed, Pool House, Secondary Dwelling, Tiny House – What’s the Buzz About?

You may have heard these terms tossed around, but let us clear the air: ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit, and it’s creating a housing revolution in Austin! ADUs, also known as Casitas, office sheds, pool houses, secondary dwellings, and even tiny houses, are on the rise. The City Council has just passed the groundbreaking HOME Initiative Act that will give property owners the green light to erect up to three additional units on their lots.

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What Does the Home Initiative Act Mean for You?

This game-changing initiative empowers landowners to build not one but two or even three units on a single-family lot. Whether you prefer attached or detached housing, the possibilities are limitless. Southerly Homes is intimately familiar with the new rules and regulations, and we’re ready to help you make the most of this opportunity.

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Why Would You Need An Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Consider these creative ADU ideas to make the most of your space and property:

  • Guest House: A comfortable space for visitors.
  • Rental Income: Create a separate unit for tenants.
  • Home Office or Studio: Design a productive workspace.
  • Aging in Place: Ensure accessibility for elderly family members.
  • Multigenerational Living: Foster independence within your family.
  • Fitness or Wellness Space: Stay healthy in your gym or studio.
  • Art Studio or Workshop: Fuel your creative passions.
  • Short-Term Rental: Capitalize on the tourist market.
  • Pool House: Enhance your poolside experience.
  • Entertainment Space: Create a fun zone for gatherings.
  • Home Business Office: Separate work and home life effectively.
  • Greenhouse or Gardening Shed: Nurture your green thumb.
  • Storage Space: Keep your property organized.
  • Pet-Friendly Space: Cater to your furry friends’ needs.

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We’re not just jumping on the ADU bandwagon – we’ve been pioneers in this field. Our team has successfully designed and built over 100 ADUs, Casitas, and Secondary Dwellings in and around Austin. We have intimate knowledge of Austin’s jurisdiction rules, and we specialize in helping our clients run a cost vs. value analysis to ensure that ADUs are the right choice for their properties.

Quality That Exceeds Expectations

Size doesn’t matter to us – we treat every ADU project just like one of our full-sized homes. We use only the highest quality materials and craftsmanship to put these structures together. Our goal is to minimize the impact on your existing lot and structures while maximizing the value of your investment. Depending on your size and finish preferences, these “small homes” can range from $250,000 to $1 million. Still, our sweet spot typically falls between $500,000 and $650,000 for a beautifully crafted ADU.

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Design Your Dream Property

Adding an ADU to your property offers more than an additional unit. It allows you to create the dream space you’ve always wanted. It’s the perfect time to consider adding that pool you’ve always dreamed of, updating your landscape, or tackling those long-overdue additions and renovations to your existing home. Our expertise can help you keep costs down by leveraging the economies of scale of your project, ensuring that every penny you invest is maximized.

Act Now and Secure Your ADU Future

The future of Austin's housing landscape is changing, and the time to seize this opportunity is now. Contact Southerly Homes today for a consultation and learn how we can help you unlock the potential of your property with an ADU that not only enhances your lifestyle but also adds significant value to your investment.

Don't miss out on this housing revolution – let's embark on your ADU journey together!