THE PROCESS

We have simplified the overwhelming process of building a home by being your one stop shop for design, permit and build. Using our design system together with our streamlined construction capabilities, we save you time, money, and headaches so that you can focus on what's important.


WHy we are different

A typical house takes upwards of 6 months to design and permit and an additional 12 months to build. A Modern Empathy home can be permitted and installed in as little as 12 weeks.

1. PLAN

2. DESIGN

3. PERMIT

4. SITE PREP

5. INSTALL


 
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STEP 1: PLAN

We will meet each other and visit your site to learn about your needs and ideas as well as what is feasible on your property.

 
 
 
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STEP 2: DESIGN

We will work together to create a design customized to your backyard and lifestyle.

 
 
 
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STEP 3: PERMIT

We work with local Bay Area cities to expedite the planning and permitting process.

 
 
 
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STEP 4: SITE PREP

We work with local, trusted tradespeople to do all the things necessary to get your backyard ready for your new home.

 
 
 
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STEP 5: Build/INSTALL

Our designs are amenable to the use of prefabricated, modular components, but they are also simple to build on-site if your lot is not a good fit for prefab. Either way, we work to reduce the time and disruption on your property, and your backyard home can be installed in as little as 12 weeks.