Designed to be both affordable and customizable, the Backyard BI(h)OME can meet the widely varying needs of families and individuals at different life stages.


The BI(h)OME is designed to flexibly meet a wide variety of needs, ranging from housing for an elderly parent or a returning college graduate, to a rental unit or a backyard office. The flexible design also allows residents to select and custom-create natural habitats for other backyard species. Virtually everyone could have a practical, creative use for a Backyard BI(h)OME, and with customizable features, the BI(h)OME is designed to adapt to their different needs.


The BI(h)OME’s ultra-modern design features were created to be inexpensive and easy to install. For roughly the same price it would cost to lease a car, a family could cover expenses for this accessory dwelling unit while enjoying longer-term savings with its advanced, eco-friendly design features such as solar cells printed on the skin to generate electricity. The flexibility in the BI(h)OME’s programming also enables it to be converted into a rental unit, opening up the possibility of generating income.


The BI(h)OME’s customization features allow it to be easily adapted to available space. With over 450,000 single family lots in the City of Los Angeles, alone, and approximately 3,800 acres of underutilized space in those backyards, there are, literally, thousands of easy opportunities for installing Backyard BI(h)OMEs across the city and region.