The growth in the number of people living in cities close to their work continues to increase rapidly, affecting traffic and urban living conditions. There are still habitable spaces available but some rental fees cost as much as the average salary of employees, leaving little room for savings. This is one of the reasons why some just live in minute spaces which are very restrictive.
Kasita offers a solution to this housing problem by offering pre-fabricated units measuring 352 square feet. Each unit can be bought for less than $140,000.
The idea came to mind after Jeff Wilson, Kasita’s CEO, lived for a year in a dumpster measuring only 33 square feet. He tried this as an experiment to know the advantages and limitations of a house this small. The knowledge and experience he gained led him to form Kasita in 2015 to answer the increasing housing problems in urban areas.
Kasita came from the Spanish word ‘casita’ which means ‘little house’. Although the unit is quite small, every inch of it is designed to provide the best home experience.
Kasita units provide a blank template you can customize to suit your way of living. It promotes minimalism to let you focus on keeping only the necessary things around.
The units make use of the latest trends in smart home technology. It has glass panels that automatically adjusts their transparency based on the amount of sunlight passing through.
Aside from the ability to be stacked together to form an apartment complex, Kasita units can also be placed on the rooftop or in the backyard. Thanks to its compact size, its flexibility breaks conditions limiting traditional housing solutions.
The units can be used as an extension of your home, perfect for a guest house or room rental for extra income. It can be clustered together for an urban retreat, put on odd-shaped lots, or used as a small office or art studio.
Since the units are made of pre-fabricated materials, manufacturing acclimates to a rapid timeline, taking only weeks to build. This beats typical house construction which takes a year or so to complete. Kasita also ensures their units are made of industrial-grade materials with toughness that can last for years of use.
Kasita already takes care of all the other inspections and permits in advance, so soon-to-be owners need to just apply for construction permits for building the foundation and integrating utilities.
Kasita has already sold out all its initial units for $139,000, all of which to be delivered this coming June 2017. They’ve opened a waiting list for interested buyers which will cost $1,000 to secure a spot. Assembly only takes a few days so you can expect your order to arrive in 2-3 weeks.
For more info check out: https://kasita.com/