A welcome home

Fully customizable
Turnkey process
Transparent pricing
Type Five ADU

Our process

We've streamlined the house building process to be more simple, time effective, and stress free.

5 mins
View and pick the size, features and amenities for your dream backyard home right from your phone or browser. You’ll receive an all inclusive price.
1 month
Based on your design selections we'll put together the construction plans and paperwork to start building. We manage the entire permitting process, working closely with your city. If we can’t get your project permitted, you receive a full refund of your deposit.
2-4 months
Site Work and Construction
As your general contractor, our team will manage the entire building process, working with our network of vetted contractors to build your Type Five. With a standardized build process, we’re able to ensure high quality on the timeline and budget calculated from Day 1.
Our novel design system provides a Lego-like kit of parts and processes to build the home, removing costs and time while maximizing quality.
Upgrade and Customize
The beauty of owning a Type Five is the flexibility to add, remove, or update your interior anytime, all online. We’ll build and bring your new upgrades and install them for free.

A better way to build and own

Our approach simplifies and removes time consuming tasks to get you in your new home in the shortest time possible.

Month 1
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Month 5
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Month 8+
Year 2
Year 20
Type Five
    • Permitting
    • Site Work and Construction
    • Module Manufacturing
    • Module Installation
    • Upgrade & Customize
    • Upgrade & Customize
Pre Fabricated
    • Sales
    • Permitting
    • Prefab Manufacturing
    • Site Work and Installation
Custom Built
    • Design and Sales
    • Permitting
    • Site Work and Construction

A home designed around you

Every Type Five has been thoughtfully designed to be cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and modernized for comfort and peace of mind.

Type Five ADU

Our homes cost up to 20% less than alternative backyard homes.

We do this by omitting extraneous building elements and distilling the design down to its most essential.

Type Five ADU

Our homes are designed to minimize material waste.

They are all-electric and can optionally come solar-equipped.

We design and build to exceed environmental standards so that your home consumes less energy.

Type Five ADU

Every Type Five comes with smart home features built in, including temperature control, smart locks, and security.

Ensure peace of mind and comfort with a full end to end smart home system to manage your home effortlessly.

ADU Bedroom
Craft your dream space
Explore beautifully designed living by customizing your ADU online with us.
Type Five is making beautiful affordable housing a reality for everyone.
Designed in California