meet the team

We believe that design and technology have a massive transformative power to advance the way we LIVE, the way we EVOLVE and the way we INTERACT with our built and natural environment.

Our team works one-on-one with home owners from start to finish: developing site plans, and designing units to make sure they fulfill user needs such as privacy/independence and green space, for the over all integration of the unit on the property.

Alexis

Founder

Alejandro

Designer

Ben

Designer

Nick

Designer

Natou

Designer

As a company, we see our role as fundamental to bringing clarity and ease to the development process to allow homeowners to benefit from the full potential that their properties offer.

what is an ADU?

An accessory dwelling unit, usually just called an ADU, is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot. There are different types of ADUs. Here at OASYS, we specialize in:

  1. Free-standing new construction sometimes called “granny flats” or “laneway houses”

  2. Garage Replacement construction known as Junior ADUs or JADUs because they are generally 400 sq. ft or smaller.

  3. Home extension or additions known as “bump-out” ADUs that are attached to the existing single family home

why get an ADU?

Our clients are adding ADUs to their properties for so many different reasons, the most common being:

- growing families

- passive income

- live-work space

- multi-generational living

"We're building an ADU for my 70 year-old mother to age in place"

- Tiffany L. , Los Angeles, CA

"Our plan is to rent out the ADU,

we want to retire early"

- James and Lily M. , Los Angeles, CA

From a community perspective, a significant increase in housing supply unfolds a closer-knit urban fabric advancing community values and reducing the environmental cost of growing communities

 

questions and answers

is my property big enough?

Yes! there is no minimum lot size, as long as you are zoned for single family residences.

how big can my unit be?

Your ADU can be up to 1200 sq ft, depending on the size of your lot. Contact us for an ADU feasibility report and we will provide you with more information.

can I build more than one?

Yes! The new laws now allow for up to two ADUs per property. A few of our customers are adding a JADU (Junior ADU) and an ADU to their properties.

what if I don't live on the property?

No matter, the new laws do not have owner occupancy requirements.

how much will I have to pay in fees to the city?

if your new unit is under 750 sq ft, Nothing! Property fees vary depending on the city for ADUs over 750 sq ft. Contact us for more information.

will I need to provide additional parking for the unit?

No, you can now replace your garage and not have to provide parking if your property is within 0.5 miles of public transit.

how long will getting a building permit take?

Only up to 60 days! The building department is now required to approve ADU requests within 60 days.

does the unit have to detached?

Not at all, depending on your needs, the unit can either be attached to your home or stand-alone.

will this effect my property taxes?

ADUs do not trigger an overall Home Property Tax Reassessment, you'll only see a slight increase based on the value the ADU brings to your property.

our process

here at OASYS we believe in efficiency, from our design process to our construction method. Here are the three phases:

1

discovery

We work together with you to define site plan, unit layout and proposed use of the unit.

2

documentation

We develop all necessary documentation for permitting purposes and work with you along the permitting process.

3

delivery

We begin off-site manufacturing of all components, prepare ground and utility hookups, deliver and assemble unit onsite.

Fill out the form below and we can provide you with an ADU Feasibility Report which contains the following information: zoning checks, buildable area, potential unit size, property setbacks, projected home appreciation, and potential rental income. 

 

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