How it Works

Handling it all - A to Z.

Steel Nest handles and streamlines the entire process—from paperwork to housework. Our customizable, affordable container units are built offsite and efficiently installed on your property. Once we have approval to start, just put us in the back of your mind. (And backyard.)

Project Call

One of our ADU experts will conduct an introduction call over the phone to better understand exactly what and where we can build. We’ll present you with a detailed project proposal based on the site, and start the process of designing your dream unit.

Site Survey + Design Selection

Our design team will create a thoughtful custom integration of the ADU into your space. We’ll develop a customized site plan, a site-specific scope of work and an overall project proposal, including cost and timeline estimates.

Manufacturing +

Site Prep

Permits? Contractors? Paperwork? Don’t worry about a thing. We push through the cumbersome process so you don’t have to. Not only that, but we will do it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our team pulls together required documents from over 10+ different parties and goes through a back-and-forth submission process with the city.

Once permits are approved, we order the home and begin preparation of your property.


Your pre-built ADU container comes to your house directly to be installed on a permanent foundation through our builder partners, and will be turn-key ready for you in no time.

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