Accessory Dwelling Unit in Austin - Easy Permitting

You may have heard the term Accessory Dwelling Unit or its acronym “ADU” being thrown around more and more. From the ever rising cost of home ownership to the time, resources, and knowledge it takes to tackle a build on your own people are on the hunt for new, more affordable options for themselves or guests.


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ADU Housing in Austin

ADU housing is an excellent option for in-law suites, a carriage/guest house, a short-term rental, and so much more at a far lower cost than traditional builds. Since these are new constructions as well, they have all the cutting edge technology and build process implemented. These factors paired with the structural integrity can ensure your unit(s) require little upkeep.

To this point we have had trouble with the cost to place a container within Austin City Limits. While it is possible, the whole purpose of purchasing a container home is to keep costs lower. With the process costing tens of thousands of dollars, it was not a feasible or recommended option for our customers until now! We have been hard at work figuring out how to make the process easier on you while keeping costs low and we have finally figured it out. If you are in the Austin market and you’ve been hesitant to purchase a shipping container home, read on to learn more about the problem and solution. Once you like what you see, give us a call to start the process!

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The Problem

Larger markets, by nature, are harder to enter than a county with a wealth of rural land. Anyone who has tried to build a house (or literally do anything with real estate) in a major market like Austin has run into trouble. The solutions can be time consuming, leading to months or even years of wading through permitting, zoning, and restrictions until you are finally able to break ground. Once the build is complete auditors come out to inspect the structure to make sure it is up to building codes. These solutions can be moving targets as legislation and restrictions change over time. We have found a solution to eliminate a large portion of this headache to let you enjoy the benefits of owning a container home. The benefits include time to build, time to deliver, and far less headache than a traditional build.

The Solution

We have seen this as a pain point since we started the business and have been researching and developing solutions for years. This solution costs far less and allows the process to move much more quickly. Our process removes the need for in-depth investigation and permitting on your property, within Austin City Limits.

Four Steps to ADU Success

In Austin, TX

Here you will find the four steps to ADU success in Austin, TX. We are experts at navigating the needs of your unit, needs for permitting, and the best ways to deliver, we are here to help. It’s a no brainer when you choose Bob’s Containers for your ADU build in Austin.

  1. Feasibility Study – We will conduct a study to determine the efficacy of a container home on your property. This study will be conducted on site with your vision in mind.
  2. Find Your Model – Browse our available models to find the one(s) that suit your need. From smaller 20 ft units to our multi-unit builds, we are certain you will find something to fit the bill.
  3. Build with Permitting – Bob’s will build your container and work through the permitting process at the same time, cutting out all the red tape and potential complications that come with permitting on delivery.
  4. Ship to Your Site – Our containers are delivered on tilt-trailers pulled by trucks, so as long as we can back the trailer into the spot, we can drop off your container with relative ease. We also have solutions if you need more exact placement in a hard to reach area using cranes, forklifts, and other solutions depending on your need.


We are as excited as you are to have our services open to our nearest major market, Austin, TX. Fill out the form below, schedule your free 30 minute permitting consultation by following the link below, or give us a call to learn more. Each project comes with its own set of issues to overcome and we are here to help you navigate each one.

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