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Type Five ADU
Type Five makes it easy to design and purchase a customizable home online.
70 million Americans can't afford to buy a home in places where they live and work.
We're short 5M homes to meet rising demand and offset displacement.
number of households that can't afford a median priced home
moderate
severe
housing shortage
Today, homes are expensive, old, and inflexible.
A complex and unsustainable process
A new home costs $500k, 8 months to build, and generates 4 tons of waste.
Incentivized for short term profit
Builders, banks, and the real estate industry care about maximizing the 1-time sale of a home.
Priced for wealthy individuals
The average 30-year-old has spent over $100k in rent and nearly 60% of them have less than $10k in savings.
Designed for a different generation of owners
The average age of homes for sale is 37 years old. New owners spend $20k each year to update their homes.
We’re the home for the next generation of owners.
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We've designed a home that's customizable, editable, and affordable.
Engineered to fit any lifestyle or budget.
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We offer consumers the best customer experience for home ownership.
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Type Five Design Portal
Design, customize, and upgrade anytime
Type Five Design Portal
Support across the building process
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A smart and friendly ownership experience
Our technology allows us to bring our product to customers faster.
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Type Five Design Portal
Design in 3D
Consumers are able to customize their home in 3D, accurately representative of the full scale final product.
Saves customers 2-3 weeks
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Construction automation
Building information modeling turns designs into construction + fabrication-ready inputs in seconds.
Saves customers 4-6 weeks
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Lead qualification
We combine property data with satellite imagery to immediately validate ideal site conditions to build.
Saves customers 2-3 weeks
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Permitting
We’ve codified city permitting requirements to generate and submit most permits in minutes.
Saves customers 4-6 weeks
Type Five ADU
Type Five is the next definitive brand in housing.
Focusing on sustainability and climate
Our carbon neutral homes are powered by solar and built with sustainably harvested renewable lumber.
Celebrating American craftsmanship
We're making beautifully designed living affordable for everyone.
Lowering barriers for financial access
We're integrating modern financing solutions to reduce the cost to own.
We've started to unlock demand in just a few months.
6 Pilot Projects in development
$1.2M in Revenue
60 Qualified leads ready to buy now
Potential $15M in Revenue by 2023
1,400+ Potential customers on a waitlist
Since alpha launch
Our systems scale to capture one of the largest markets in the world.
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$22B/year
$325B/year
$1.16T/year
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2022
Backyard Homes
Our wedge to fine-tune the Type Five system in high demand markets.
2024
Infill Single Family Homes
Offering single family homes in duplex or triplex formats designed to add density in urban areas.
2028
Combined High Density Single Family Homes & Multi-Family
Delivering a wide range of housing products across the majority of cities across the United States.
Our team combines unique expertise across software, design, and construction.
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Tim Thimmaiah
CEO / Co-Founder
2x founder (1 exit), software engineer, designer
Previously CEO and founder of ToneDen, a marketing automation company that was acquired by Eventbrite in 2020. Part of the founding team at Teselagen, a technology company automating DNA design and cloning. Tim has a BA in Business and a BS in Bioengineering UC Berkeley.
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Aleksis Bertoni
COO / Co-Founder
architect, general contractor, home builder
Building residential housing for 10 years. Previously held design, construction and digital fabrication at industry leading companies including Autodesk and Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Aleksis received a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and an M.Arch from Harvard GSD.
We're on a mission to make housing affordable, equitable, and sustainable.
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Goal
Build a modern home at a lower cost
Levers
Combine the cost and time efficiencies of prefab manufacturing and on-site building
Automate manual parts of the design & build process with software
Build long lasting homes that use renewable materials, are zero-energy, and are designed to be climate change friendly
Outcome
Anyone can own a Type Five in the places they live and work.
Goal
Deliver the best customer experience for housing
Levers
Inspire people to dream about owning a home with a digital design experience
Use software to remove friction from pre to post ownership
Combine the cost and time efficiencies of prefab manufacturing and on-site building
Outcome
Type Five is the easiest and most rewarding path towards home ownership.
Goal
Empower customers to grow their assets over time
Levers
Engineer ways that a home can be editable with little to no cost and time
Offer a wide array of features to add to and upgrade an existing Type Five home
Integrate financial products that reduce the up-front cost of upgrading a home
Outcome
Owning a Type Five becomes a definitive way to build and grow wealth.
Join us in building the future of housing.
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