Folks have been inventing new forms of shelter since the days of cave dwellings and mud huts. Yet, somehow—in a century that’s seen the smartphone, the electric car and the decoded human genome—the last major leap in the US housing industry was in 1884, when the ten-story Home Insurance Building went up in Chicago. Unfortunately, the old model is no longer cutting it. Cities are growing, rents are rising, and quality housing in economically vital areas is slipping out of reach for an increasingly large number of communities.
It’s high time for change, which is why we’re developing KASITA, a modern micro home built with the future firmly in mind.
What does the future look like? Well, for starters, it’s beautiful. Every last inch of the KASITA has been thoughtfully designed—from the iconic glass cube to the soaring ceilings to the ingenious use of space. The latest technology is seamlessly woven into the KASITA architecture and—unlike structures of the past—it’s designed to adapt as new innovations arrive. Most importantly, though, the KASITA is located in desirable neighborhoods at an attainable price, making it a little easier for you to find your place in a world that’s moving faster than ever.
Kasita is led by Dr. Jeff Wilson aka ‘Professor Dumpster’ who lived in a 33 sq ft dumpster for a year, transforming it into a living space.
Co-Founder, Business and Real Estate Development
Taylor, co-founder of Kasita, is a developer pursuing microunits in East Austin, the first of its kind in Austin.
Principal Industrial Designer
Remy leads industrial design at Kasita and was formerly Principal Industrial Designer for Frog San Francisco.
Eileen previously led Communications and US Public Relations for Home Away.
Casey goes deep on accounting and finance and was formerly at Houlihan Lokey and KPMG (UK).
Rachel is coordinating the moving pieces. She comes to Kasita with an engineering background that spans from multinational corporation to startup.
Dason is an award-winning architect specializing in sustainable design and energy modeling who lectures part time at University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture.
Sam is a human that helps KASITA machines learn. He’s the data smarts behind our smart home.
Maddy was formerly an industrial designer at high-end home and consumer product companies.
Colin is an award-winning engineer that makes beautiful things work. He was formerly at BMW Designworks.
Adam co-led a 2015 Solar Decathlon team and has collaborated with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena. He teaches at the UT School of Architecture.
Alicia runs the home office and makes the calls that ensure that our CEO and team run on all cylinders.
Moyo is a creative and a story teller.
Electra is an entrepreneur and seeker of the surreal.