Our Story


WHO ARE WE AND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: OUR BACKGRGOUND

WHO IS DEVELOPODS AND WHY DO WE EXIST?

Developods is Redefining the American Dream through adaptable development and innovative housing solutions that are more affordable, yet beautiful and modern. 

We do this though our sizing and pricing mechanisms, inspection and labor time reduction in combination with our patent pending ADU reporting. Our process gives home owners options to offset their expenses through Accessory Dwelling Units. 

We don't want to be viewed as "affordable housing," we want people to look at their Developod home and think "WOW, I can afford this?!"

We are making modern design and styles of housing available in combination of sizing options to fit every budget. Our sizes start from 160 square feet and up. We can build on wheels for transportable units but generally we build on foundations.

HOW WAS DEVELOPODS CREATED OR THOUGHT OF?

We started when we were doing a flip in East Austin and found that we were being spread too thin and unless we added extra square feet we would lose money on our rehab.

Instead of looking at it as a loss we looked at what we could do. That's when we started our line of shipping container tiny home projects. We found multiple benefits using containers.

Due to the fact that container housing is an affordable option, we decided to see how we could help the homeless community.  We began research at the Community First Village. As two-year alumni for CFV, we found that the amount of people on the cusp of going homeless due to rent in-affordability in Austin was 20x greater than the amount of people who are currently homeless- and 20% of them are children!

Immediately, we began to research how Developods could fit best within affordable housing and the trendy Austin market. We serve the future generation of homelessness while also serving the missing middle. Our units appeal to millennials, seniors, vacationers, investors, home owners and developers. 

Housing should not feel like a punishment. Housing should be something anyone can attain. Housing should have options.

During our research and development of our products we became winners of the mayor's initiative through the Impact Hub Affordable Housing Accelerator. With Impact Hub, Developods was selected as a solution for the city which would eventually be spread and be accessible across the nation.  

Through the program Developods received support from Mayor Steve Adler, City Council, the Housing Authority of Austin, and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation.

In collaboration with our sponsors Google, Chase, The Board of Realtors, University Federal Credit Union, Buildfax and Noble Capital, we were able to accelerate our growth and work with multiple entities to improve our systems and products.

In our new product line we offer both modular designs and a line of container designs. We expanded our width of 8.5 feet to 10 feet as a much more spacious and effective build. 

Our units which are built in our factory are built to IBC (International Building Code) which allows us to build anywhere a home can be built. A municipality can not legally differentiate our product from the house next door. 

We can even build to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards so our units can be shipped over seas like containers.

 

WHAT OTHER PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE? 

Due to the fact that we started as tiny homes and efficiency spaces, we were adopted onto the board of the National Tiny Home Industry Association as well as helping to lead the national tiny home trade show called the "National Tiny Home Jamboree,"  which will now be held here in Austin. 

Monique, the founder of Developods, is also the Finance Committee Member for the Tiny Home Industry Association's Portfolio Fund which seeks to fund $250 MM for the year of 2018 for the nation's leading tiny home and alternative builders. 

OUR DEVELOPMENT SIDE

Our small team has had a wide variety of building experience from hotel construction, historical restoration, church construction, municipal structures, equine centers, assisted living facilities, communities and military projects totaling over $1 billion in building experience across the nation. 

Our development side is much more extensive and we can facilitate many styles of building from condos to townhouses, to apartment complexes and hotels. If you are a developer and would like more information, please reach out! We look forward to serving you. 

SOME PROJECTS OUR TEAM HAS COMPLETED: