Accessory Dwelling Unit

California is a beautiful state many of us are fortunate to call home, but due to a recent housing crisis many are being forced to leave. To help with this problem, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill 1069 (September 2016) and Senate Bill 229 (September 2017) allowing the ease for homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units in their backyards.

These ADU’s provide family members, students, senior citizens, in-home healthcare providers, and the community extra rental inventory, as well as provide additional rental income for the homeowner. ADU’s can also significantly increase the value of the homeowner’s property. ADUs can be relatively small and their amenities modest, but they provide more affordable housing options.

SmartHomes ADU, Living ReDefined

There are roughly around 24 million empty, retired shipping containers on our planet. Using shipping containers for building means rescuing the containers from their inevitable fate of laying dormant near harbors, ports, beaches, and even cities.

At SmartHomesADU, we offer affordable ADUs made from shipping containers for the environmental and budget conscious homeowner. Our units are manufactured and delivered to site in a much quicker fashion than the traditional construction methods. All of our units also come complete with appliances and were designed for maximum use of space.

Affordable & Efficient

SHA models were designed with affordability in mind while still meeting the basic requirements of any dwelling. From our years of research, container homes made the most sense. Globally they are readily available and by utilizing them as livable structures we are helping reduce the need to cut down trees globally for lumber.
Having the complete framework of 4 walls, roof and flooring from the container lends to its efficient use, making it the fastest and most durable structure for a dwelling.

Durable & Versatile

Highly durable and resistant to the woes that plague stick-built homes, shipping container homes are an incredibly attractive option for budget-conscious homeowners.

Containers are the strongest structure available–stronger than wood, concrete, and even regular steel buildings. The containers are resistant to any natural disaster available, including tornadoes, earthquakes, and even hurricanes. Shipping containers, whether single units or multiple connected units, can withstand up to 100MPH winds when rooted on foundation, or 175MPH winds when anchored with pylons, making them solid in both tornadoes and hurricanes. And even after a direct hit during an earthquake, the structure would never collapse.

Smart & Green

All SHA Models come with Samsung Smart Things allowing for home security and video monitoring from your phone. Control your homes temperature to its security all from your phone.

SHA’s reduces your carbon footprint compared to conventional construction. We are using existing materials that otherwise would be scrapped or melted for metal.  Using shipping containers for building means rescuing the containers from their inevitable fate of laying dormant near harbors, ports, beaches, and even cities. The containers are truly eco-green structures, made from 85% recycled steel and fully recyclable if demolished, and reusing them saves new building materials. Roughly 70 trees are saved just by using the recycled materials that the containers provide.

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SHA models come in 2 lengths: the 20 and 40 Footer. Either size, endless possibilities await you.

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