Necessity is the mother of invention, and perhaps the fuel to the entrepreneur’s spirit as well.
It was, after all, the need for more flexible housing options in the Seattle and Renton areas that inspired Adieu, an innovative building company focused exclusively on backyard homes and office spaces often referred to as Accessory Dwelling Units – a.k.a. ADUs.
“The housing crisis in Seattle is what inspired us to start Adieu and provide property owners interested in adding an accessory building with a one-stop shop that covers everything from funding to the final touches like landscaping and privacy fences after the dwelling is completed,” says Adieu’s Founder, Doug Chua. Chua, who was a former senior aerospace engineer, started Adieu with his Head of Design, Jan Hromada, a principal architect.
These sleek, small-living spaces are the perfect solution to a wide variety of challenges, whether homeowners are looking to subsidize income through a rental property, create a private living space for aging relatives or adult children, or create a separate at-home office space.
Adieu offers four different ADU models:
- Adieu Zero – A fully-finished home office space with a bathroom.
- Adieu Studio – Similar to the Adieu Zero model but equipped with a full kitchen, allowing the space to be used as a fully enclosed rental/living suite.
- Adieu Single – A one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit with a full kitchen – currently the most popular choice at Adieu.
- Adieu Double – Similar to Adieu Single but offering two-bedrooms along with a bathroom and full kitchen.
“Our pre-selected Adieu floor plans were designed to fit most backyard layouts while maximizing usable space. It’s important to note that aside from the actual layout, the entire unit is offered with custom finish options. From siding to flooring to fixtures, clients are involved every step of the way,” Chua says.
The entire process is completed in five phases and streamlined to be quick, affordable and enjoyable, with the Adieu team supporting owners from conception to finished product. To get started, complete a free, easy lot assessment online here.
“We strongly encourage interested property owners to visit our website and fill out our free lot assessment form before contacting us. The lot assessment is quick and easy to fill out, and once we have the details we will reach out to discuss the ADU options available based on the information provided in the lot assessment,” Chua says.