Owning an Accessory Trailer Unit

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Placement-

Our ATUs are portable and have a small footprint giving you flexibility in where you choose to place them. Your own secluded slice of paradise may be more attainable than ever. 

How would you use it?

  • Place on your own land

  • Rent land

  • Keep it with us on our land and have it placed on one of many locations on the big island and even moved from one to another.

Classification

Our ATUs are built on super solid trailers making them closer to an RV than typical real estate. 

What does ATU stand for? If you're wondering what ATU means, an ATU is an "Accessory Trailer Unit" and is a term we coined to describe exactly what it is that we build. Most tiny homes built on trailer foundations are hard-fastened to the trailer and cannot be removed. Our ATUs can be kept on one of our custom trailer designs or it can also stand alone. They do not need their trailers for structural integrity and therefore can be removed. This offers more flexibility and options to our owners.

That sounds a lot like ADU...

You may have heard of "ADUs" or the term "Accessory Dwelling Unit" used in real estate. "ADU" is used to describe  an out-building that is stand-alone from the "main house" but has everything a person needs to live comfortably (in Hawaii- Ohana units). You can think of an ATU as an ADU except ATUs give you the option to move should you ever choose and are not technically considered real estate unless attached to a permanent foundation. 

These types of structures are also often referred to as "House-Trailers," "Trailer Homes," "Tiny Homes on Wheels," or "THOWs" and as such are registered with the DMV.  

  • Portable Trailer Unit- Not a Permanent or Permitted Structure

  • ATU- Accessory Trailer Unit- keep on or off trailer

  • ADU- Accessory Dwelling Unit- not easily movable if at all

 

Moving

Our ATUs are completely transportable on most roadways! This means you can hook up your new tiny to the back of your heavy-duty truck and go, or have movers assist you (we know people ;).

  • Truck with a Substantial Tow Capacity 

  • We Can Coordinate with Movers to do it for You

 

Hook-ups

Our ATUs do not come 100% self-contained, as most people's use does not align with having holding tanks on board.  All you will need is a water source- from another house, tank, or catchment; a power source- from another house, solar, or generator; and a septic system- from another house, have one installed on your land, have a holding tank, or get a composting toilet.

  • Off-grid Options

  • On-grid Options

Money

Our ATUs are not typical real estate and therefore people are not able to take out a standard mortgage on them, but they are becoming more and more recognized as legitimate investments. If your current bank is unwilling to help you, you can always seek help elsewhere.  

  • Yes, There are Lenders for this type of investment.

  • Yes, There are Insurers of this type of investment.

  • Yes, We Take Cash or Bitcoin.

  • Yes, we Know of Financing Options!