Make yourself a home.

Expand what’s possible with a custom ADU.

Type Five ADU

Give shape to what's important to you.

Tailor your ADU to whatever you—and your backyard—need.

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Turnkey from concept to move in

We streamline everything from design to permitting and construction, so we can focus on quality where it matters most.

Our Process
Configure your ADU with the size, shape, and amenities you want, all online. We’ll translate your design into plans and a guaranteed budget that work for you and your space.
Our tools generate instant permit sets with unparalleled accuracy, allowing us breeze through your city’s permitting process and setting your project up for a seamless transition to construction.
As your general contractor, we orchestrate the entire building process using our vetted network of trusted, skilled contractors and sourcing dependable, renewable materials. And we keep our word: you’ll know the cost and timeline from the beginning.
Our homes are engineered to last. We'll continue to partner with you on maintenance and improvements so that your ADU grows with you.
Designing an ADU
Permitting an ADU
Building an ADU
Living in an ADU
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Lightened up.
Here’s the inside story: Thoughtfully placed windows and walls invite the best of the outside.


Our homes come with a not-so-basic set of basics with optional add-ons to elevate your living experience.


Walk-in shower
Toto wall-hung toilet
Grohe bathroom fixtures
Bosch induction cooktop and hood
Bosch under-counter or full height refrigerator
Anti-microbrial solid surface kitchen counter tops
Full-layover European kitchen cabinets with high-quality European soft close hardware
All finish plumbing fixtures, including shower, lavatory, bathroom and kitchen sink
Integrated recessed lighting
Integrated bedroom storage
Engineered hardwood floors
Solid wood interior pocket doors
Electric mini-split heating and cooling system
Wide plank hardwood flooring
ADA accessible ramped entrance
Bosch electric wall oven
Bosch stackable washer dryer


Powder-coated corrugated metal siding
Andersen double paned argon filled windows and doors
Standing seam 50-year metal roof
Integrated no-show gutters and downspouts
Roof structure and electrical hookups prepared for solar installation
Highly insulated envelope with R-30 ceiling/floors and R-23 walls
Low-waste, highly efficient advanced 2x6 framing
Painted smooth stucco, Hardie Plank, Hardie Shingle, or standing seam metal exterior siding
Solar array with battery backup
Exterior wood deck


Connection to existing sewer
Connection to existing electrical service
New dedicated electrical sub-panel with capacity for solar and all electric fixtures
Connection to existing water service
Raised perimeter foundation with insulated crawlspace
Upgrade existing electrical panel
Upgrade existing water supply
Upgrade existing sewer service
Removal of existing structures


Our ADUs start with dimensions that ensure a comfortable living space and can be further customized for a variety of lengths and shapes.

Minimum Exterior Height15ft 2in
Minimum Exterior Width13ft 6in
Minimum Exterior Length17ft 6in
Minimum Exterior Square Feet236 sqft
Minimum Interior Height9ft
Minimum Interior Width12ft
Minimum Interior Length16ft
Minimum Livable Square Feet192 sqft
Want to explore the full range of sizes and shapes in 3D?
Type Five ADU Dimensions
Type Five Home

Ease into exceptionally designed living.

Quality craftsmanship paired with a simple process — tailored just for you.

Type Five makes thoughtfully designed and well-crafted homes for all kinds of life.
Designed in Berkeley, California.