Frequently Asked

  • There are three different models that we offer. The Modal 00 is a Studio, The Modal 01 which has one bedroom, and the Modal 02 which is a two bedroom.
  • Our process takes about half as long as building a custom structure on-site. Modals take 8–12 weeks to permit, 6–8 weeks to manufacture, 1–2 weeks for site prep, and 1 day to install.
  • We offer three Modal units, the 00 (338 sq ft), the 01 (432 sq ft), and the 02 (567 sq ft).
  • Modal is designed to be as versatile as you. You can use the extra space for a rental property, mother-in-law suite, AirBnB, workspace, art studio, vacation getaway, personal gym, yoga studio, entertainment room... the possibilities are endless.
  • We build our units with a qualified manufacturer in compliance with the 2018 international residential codes. They’re constructed in a factory-controlled environment for efficiency and quality control.
  • An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a separate housing unit on a residential lot that has an existing home on it, and is permitted by the city.
  • We extend the sewer, water, and electric lines from your home to where you want your Modal placed on your property. We use a mini-split system for heating and cooling, which is included with your unit.
  • Yes, we offer many options and upgrades you can choose from. Fill out the “See if your property qualifies” form to get in touch with one of our representatives about your customization options.
  • We can handle that for you. Once we get your address, we’ll check into your city’s zoning, setback, and property size requirements and let you know whether your property qualifies.
  • Nothing. Our team will handle the necessary steps your city requires, such as building and planning commission meetings, until your plans and property are approved by the city.
  • Modals come furnished with new appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher), a full-size bathroom, and complete cabinetry.
  • Modal can connect you with our preferred lender. Typically, clients finance their ADU with a home equity line of credit, cash-out refinance, 2nd mortgage, or a renovation loan.