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Modal was started as a practical answer to the nation’s current affordable housing shortage. Learn more directly from Modal’s Chief Operating Officer, Colin Jube about how modular homes, or ADUs, are an important part of the solution. Colin also shares more about how Modal provides easier access to an accessory dwelling unit and how the company also makes this sustainable ADU option an affordable one.

Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Colin Jube, I’m one of the co-founders and the Chief Operating Officer of Modal Living.

We started Modal because we wanted to be a part of the solution to the nationwide affordable housing crisis. ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, which are effectively backyard guest homes, are an important part of that solution. Cities and states across the country are breaking down regulatory barriers to ADU construction, sparking a massive trend toward these structures.

The small footprint of ADUs makes them an extremely efficient use of space. However, building an ADU today is complex and time-consuming. Modal makes ADUs easy. ADUs increase income and increase property value. They allow homeowners to effectively use unused space in their backyards. They also add natural affordable housing to any city through multi-generational living.


Modular construction is the ideal method for building ADUs due to their small, compact footprint. The modular process allows for higher quality construction in a controlled environment, faster build times, a lower carbon footprint, and far less waste all at a lower average cost than traditional construction.

Modal’s products, consisting of a studio, one-bed, and two-bedroom unit, are thoughtfully designed and delivered via a convenient turnkey service provided by our experienced project management team. Our products offer unbeatable value by providing high design at an affordable price.

Small thumbnail images showing Modal’s Pod, 00, 01, and 02 units

The recently released Modal Pod, a 119 square foot standalone backyard office, addresses rapidly changing work-from-home habits that are here to stay.

I love working every day with a passionate and collaborative team who believes in our mission to inspire independent, minimal living. Modal leads with a clear vision for the future to constantly operate on the cutting edge of design and prefab construction technology in order to offer sustainable, lasting, affordable housing solutions. The impact on our customers’ lives has been substantial, and we are just getting started. We have built a scalable business, and are ready to grow.

Modal Team
Post by Modal Team
August 23, 2021