Learn all you can about ADUs, about local codes and ordinances, about your site characteristics and challenges... Visit the Planning Dept of your City or County to learn about the application process, costs and reasonable timeline expectations.

4 Weeks


DAY 28

Put together an all-inclusive budget so that you can determine if it is feasible to take on an ADU project given all of the factors involved. Use tools like our ADU Calculator as a guide only - every situation is different. Make sure not to overlook the additional cost of utility bills, insurance and property taxes that you will incur. Also consider the cost of items outside of the building like parking pads and landscaping.

2 Weeks


DAY 42

Meet with 21st Mortgage and other lenders that can go over the various financing options available to you. Review those options with your trusted tax advisor. You need a pre-approval letter from the lender which specifies how much they are willing to lend on your project. It is critical to have this information before you meet with a design-build team so that they can give you a reality check before you put any money at risk.

4 Weeks


DAY 70

Meet with several design-build firms and licensed General Contractors experienced with ADUs and share your vision and budget with them. Ask to see their portfolio of completed work. Talk to homeowners they've worked with if possible. Decide who you feel most comfortable working with and ask them for a formal quotation.

4 Weeks


DAY 112

Your General Contractor will submit Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Title 24 plans to the appropriate Planning Dept seeking permits to commence construction.

4 Months


DAY 204

The shovel goes into the dirt and your dream starts to become a reality!

4 Months


DAY 324

Installation of the interior finishes, appliances, flooring, lighting and more.

2 Weeks


DAY 338

That stands for CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY which also means it's time for a big HOORAY! Your ADU is finished and approved for occupancy! Here's where you throw a big party and have the Keys handed over to you.

  • Phone:
    (951) 503-7050

  • Temescal Valley, CA 92883

Our Goal

Help Inland Empire residents take advantage of the State laws that empower them to build small affordable housing solutions on the property they already own. ADUS can help individuals and families in the Inland Empire address their changing housing needs and can even go so far as to provide them with a supplemental income stream.

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