Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Are Petite Homes models legal in my city?

Petite Homes models, also known as Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs, are legal in a growing list of municipalities across Canada, including Windsor, Ontario, thanks to many new recent laws and bylaws that have made ADUs much easier to permit, approve and build.

Do I need to plan for additional parking on my property?

While each municipality is different, the City of Windsor, by example, has zoned a special parking exemption zone around the majority of the city to encourage the development of ADUs. In other municipalities where additional parking spots may be required, we can help you plan for this in the site design process.

What about utilities?

Connections to utilities such as hydro and sewage vary depending on site conditions and municipal regulations. We’ll provide an estimate for you once we’ve reviewed your property.

How do I get started?

The first step is to let us know the address where you’d like to build a Petite Home model to ensure your lot is eligible for an ADU.

After we’ve determined that your property is eligible for an ADU, we’ll be in touch to schedule an introductory meeting where we’ll review the process with you and address any questions you might have. 

Pricing & Revenue

How much does the Craftsman cost and what's included?

The Craftsman starts at $225,000. The price includes the start-to-finish process of building the home: design work, permits, approvals, construction materials, fit-and-finish, and construction.*

Does the Price ever increase?

The price for your Craftsman can increase if there are non-standard or unusual site conditions, or due to any customizations you request not included in the standard package. Costs for utility connections (hydro and sewer), as well as any development fees or other charges imposed by your municipality are also not included and vary depending on municipality and property details.*

Can I generate revenue with The Craftsman, and if so how much?

Yes! The Craftsman is perfect as a rental unit. Based on the average apartment rental rates in Windsor, Ontario, homeowners can expect to make up to $12,000 or more in rental income after expenses each year with The Craftsman**.

*Costs and income potential figures are estimates only. Actual costs and values determined by market.

How will a Petite Home affect the sale price of my home?

Having an ADU such as The Craftman can increase property value and therefore can boost the price of the primary home when it’s time to sell. However, many factors go into home prices, and every case is unique.

Still have questions?

We love answering questions about our homes. Reach out to a member of our team today at [email protected] or give us a call at 519-253-4000.