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Owning an Accessory Trailer Unit



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.


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. 

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, we call them Ohanas). 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, can be registered with the DMV.  

  • Portable Trailer Unit- Not a Permanent or Permitted Structure

  • ATU- Accessory Trailer Unit- Units built with trailer as it's foundation

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



Our ATUs are completely transportable on most roadways and ocean freight! This means you can hook up your ATU to the back of your heavy-duty truck and go, or have movers assist you (we know people ;). Companies like Young Brothers, Matson, and Pasha can even move your ATU off island.

  • Truck with a Substantial Tow Capacity 

  • We Can Coordinate with Movers to do it for You

  • Shipping units inter-island or to the mainland is easy



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


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!

  • The Unbankers

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