What Goes into Building a Tiny Home?

Over the past couple of decades, tiny homes have exploded onto the market. With their lower costs and versatility, tiny homes have become appealing to homeowners. One of the most beneficial ways to get the most out of a tiny home is to use it as an accessory dwelling unit or ADU.

ADUs are a great way to get the most out of your real estate by turning your property into a variety of different things. Whether you need a home office, guest house, extra storage, a source of income, or just a place to get away from it all, an ADU is a perfect addition to any home.

If you are interested in learning the process of building a tiny home, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today! Our team of experts will take you through the entire process of building a tiny home, from the initial site visit to the hand-off of the keys.

The Process of Building a Tiny Home

Building a tiny home can be a grueling process even at the best of times. Here at My ADU, we pride ourselves in our ability to make the ADU building experience as seamless as possible. We take care of everything so you can spend less time being stressed out about your ADU and more time enjoying it. Here is a list of everything we take care of at My ADU.

Initial Site Visit

Before starting the construction process, we must first do an initial site visit to see if an ADU is possible. We will walk your property, discuss setbacks, show you your model options, and finally discuss the placement of the ADU.

The initial site visit is also a great opportunity to discuss any special requirements or needs your ADU project has. Once we have all the information we need, we can then provide an accurate estimate for the construction of your ADU. 

If you are interested in scheduling an initial site visit or if you have more questions about the process of building a tiny home we would love to speak with you!


The most stressful part of ADU construction is the headache of ensuring that your permits are correct and filed properly. The best way to avoid this headache is by using the services of an ADU contractor like the ones you find at My ADU. 

The entire permitting process is handled by My ADU. This consists of putting together a permit packet and ensuring all the requirements your home falls under are met by the municipality. Items can include:

  • Site drawing/plan
  • Erosion control
  • Stormwater plan
  • Engineering
  • Utility Connections
  • As well as all other permit requirements

The Building of the ADU

From initial site preparation and foundation to the finishing touches you’ve pre-selected, My ADU handles your project through a conventional construction process, permitted and inspected by your local municipality for the highest safety and peace of mind.


Upon building completion, the house is now ready for a final walk-through. Together we discuss finishing touches and any last-minute changes. With our certificate of occupancy from your local municipality, you’re all set to move in.

If you want to learn more about what goes into building a tiny home or are ready to take the plunge and get yourself an ADU, contact us today