ADU’S (Accessory Dwelling Units) Made Easier in San Diego

May 7, 2018 John Arendsen

ADU'S (Accessory Dwelling Units) aka Backyard Homes, Granny Flats ADU'S (Accessory Dwelling Units) commonly known as backyard homes, casitas, granny flats or pool cabanas  are becoming more familiar to the San Diego County landscape thanks to easing regulations.   One by one San Diego's local jurisdictions are embracing the new California Sta...

BACKYARD HOMES GO MANUFACTURED

April 21, 2018 John Arendsen

CREST BACKYARD HOMES ARE ON A ROLL! Backyard homes (casitas, granny flats, accessory dwelling units) are literally rolling into many communities throughout California to save the day!  CREST HOMES/ON THE LEVEL is one of the early pioneers using manufactured housing as an innovative solution for a backyard home. [caption id="attachment_397...

Granny Flats “To Go”! Come Take The Factory Tour!

April 15, 2018 John Arendsen

Join The Granny-Flats-To-Go Tour It's time to consider factory-built granny flats!  And now you have a chance to see construction right in the factory!   For decades manufactured homes have been viewed as the scarlet letter of the housing industry.  Even the names they are called reek with disdain:  mobile homes,  coaches, wobbly boxes, ...

Accessory Dwelling Unit Contractors Wanted!

March 20, 2018 John Arendsen

If you are a licensed, bonded and insured California contractor who is interested in the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) market, we invite you to become a member of our Crest Backyard Homes team.  In today’s highly competitive residential construction industry time is money.  Therefore Crest Backyard Homes with its manufactured home models ...

Granny Flat? Good News For Encinitas Residents!

February 19, 2018 John Arendsen

If you live in Encinitas and are considering a granny flat, you are in luck!   Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blackespear has made the city's accessory dwelling unit (ADU) policy her top priority.  And thanks to her efforts, it will pay off for residents.   In more ways than one! Like all of California, the County of San Diego is dealing with an ...

Encinitas ‘BACKYARD HOME’ ADU Laws

February 8, 2018 John Arendsen

ENCINITAS BACKYARD HOMES Are you considering a "Backyard Home" aka Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)? Before you put a shovel in the ground, you should know the local requirements. The good news for backyard homes is that the State of California enacted laws January of 2017 which were updated in 2018.  As a result of these changes cities and counti...

Is An Accessory Dwelling Unit aka ADU For You?

January 4, 2018 John Arendsen

An Accessory Dwelling Unit---or ADU, backyard home, casita, granny-nanny flat--- offers an ideal opportunity for homeowners to maximize their own property.  Let's explore if you are a candidate for an ADU? Photo of ADU---A Crest Backyard Home model. This model is available in multiple lengths and width. You can also choose from an...