Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most of us will ever make. Thanks to the recent eco-friendly trend of "tiny houses," also known as micro-homes, the process of designing and purchasing your own home can be a whole lot simpler. Not to mention, a whole lot less expensive. That's where micro-housing startup Kasita comes in.
Often, when we think about designing our own home, one word comes into mind: Expensive. Between architects, construction, materials, the cost of land, and all the other variables one has to consider when building from scratch, home ownership can feel overwhelming and time-consuming. But if you're interested in owning your own home without the high-cost and high-stress, purchasing a micro-home might be exactly what you need. Jeff Wilson's Kasita creates modular homes that ring in at just about 320-square-feet.
But don't let the small square footage scare you off; these little houses are packed with technology and design that make them durable and sleek.
And, you don't need to hammer a single nail yourself. In fact, all of Kasita's homes are made in a factory. Then, they're transported via flatbed truck to wherever you're hoping to settle down, whether it's a large plot of land, the corner of a city, or the backyard of a suburban home.
And don't worry about design, either. Kasita works with industrial designers and artists to make your home look elegant, sleek, and contemporary.
This micro-home comes with everything you'd desire in a more traditional housing setup: You have a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and even smart appliances ready to go. And as is the norm in tiny houses, windows make for both excellent light and an awesome way to enjoy both the sun and stars above you.
Kasita doesn't skimp on tech, either. According to their website, these homes come integrated with the most modern of smart-home technology. For example, voice-control technology can turn glass windows opaque to protect your privacy and transform couches into beds at your convenience.
So, how can you get your hands on one of these little guys? As of right now, the very first Kasita home is being delivered this June. Right now, Kasita is operating only in Texas, but come summer, they plan to begin taking orders across the country on a state-by-state basis.
And how much will this investment cost you? According to Seeker, the base price for a Kasita home runs you a solid $139,000. Considering the cost of a traditional house in this country, that's definitely not a bad value. And remember: These homes come to you sleek, polished, and ready to live in.
Plus, tiny living is excellent for the environment. What could be better than that?
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