Kasita is a smart, modern micro home designed to fit in the heart of the city, open lots, or right in your backyard.
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What is Kasita?
Is Kasita for me?
Kasita is for everyone with aspirations to get more out of a small space, including individuals, families, real estate developers, and governments. Our spaces can be used in many ways, including backyard apartments, personal offices, multi-family apartments, condos, hotels, student housing, workforce housing, senior housing, music/sound studios and anything else you might imagine.
What types of products do you sell?
At this time we have two products: Independent, a standalone Accessory Dwelling Unit (commonly referred to as an ADU), and Community, a modular, stackable, high-density product for real estate developers, institutions, governments, and anyone who wants to place multiple units in tight urban spaces. Independent units are 374 square feet in size, and high density stackable units are 408 or 816 square feet in size depending on whether you choose a Studio or a Pair (double the size).
When will Kasitas be available?
Right now! We are producing Kasitas daily in our Austin, TX manufacturing facility. Click here to begin the sales process and connect with our sales team.
Which cities will Kasita be offered in?
Kasita is offered nationwide.
Can I rent a Kasita?
Right now Kasitas are only available for purchase, but as we expand we’ll add the opportunity to rent.
Can I tour a Kasita?
Is this a tiny house or a container house?
Neither. Kasita is a completely reimagined home with industrial design at its core. There’s nothing quite like it in the market. Kasita homes do not contain a loft, murphy bed, pitched roof, or wheels. Designed from the ground up with a custom steel frame, we make sure every cubic inch of space is maximized and reused to the greatest extent possible.
Where’s the bed? Does it even have a toilet?
We designed our spaces to not only feel spacious and full of light, but to be fully equipped with all the amenities of a traditional home or apartment—and then some. In addition to a walk-in shower, refrigerator, convection oven, washer/dryer combo, and cooktop, our homes come with a queen size bed that easily tucks out of sight (without even having to make it).
How big is a Kasita?
An Independent is 374 square feet with functional space equivalent to 460 square feet. Community units are 408 (Studio) or 816 (Pair) square feet with a functional space equivalent of 441-849 square feet.
Can I get a different floor plan?
As Kasita grows, we have every intention of offering different types of floor plans. But for the time being, we offer Independent and Community units in Studio and Pair (2 bedroom) configurations.
What about ADA?
Kasita ADA units have the same footprint as the other units so they can fit wherever a customer desires to place them, whether it be a single unit or a series of ADA units within a stackable Community structure.
Are Kasitas Mobile Homes?
No, Kasita homes are prefabricated and then transported to the site. Once installed, they are considered permanent structures. Kasita homes are built to the International Building Code or International Residential Code standards depending on the final destination and use.
Pricing & Purchase
How much is a Kasita?
The Independent starts at $89,000. Community modules start at $95,000.
Do you offer financing?
We do not offer financing, however Kasita built homes are treated like conventional construction by lenders and once installed on your property can be financed like a regular house. We recommend qualified buyers explore financing options with their local banks and other financing businesses.
Does Kasita provide a warranty?
Yes! Each Kasita includes the following limited warranty.
1 year: Comprehensive limited warranty
2 year: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and waterproofing
10 year: Structural components The full details of the warranty are provided during the Sales Contract process.
How long will it take to build my Kasita?
The entire timeline is site and project specific, dependant upon factors like getting city permitting for the foundation and preparing the site. For an accurate time estimate for your entire project, we recommend discussing with our sales team. Most of the time we can manufacture a unit faster than it takes our buyers to get their permit and foundation completed, so manufacturing should never be the constraining factor.
Does Kasita meet the zoning of my property?
For our Independents, if the zoning of the property allows for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), Kasita should comply (subject to other regulations that may be in place such as architectural control committees, setbacks, etc.). For Communities, Kasita is compliant if the zoning of the property allows for multi-family or mixed-use development. However zoning can vary by location and we recommend consulting with a land use professional, civil engineer, or local land planner to confirm. We encourage you to contact our sales team to discuss your property if you’re unsure and need some guidance.
Does Kasita meet my local city building code?
Kasita units are classified as modular permanent homes, which are built to International Building Code (IBC) or International Residential Code (IRC) standards and permitted at the state level. Each project requires standard local building and site permits. Kasita is here to help guide you through that process.
How do utilities such as water, sewer and power work?
The Kasita connects to utilities just like a traditional single family home or apartment complex.
Developer & Cities
How does a developer work with Kasita?
Kasita has a dedicated sales and implementation team that caters to the needs of developers. Our Kasita sales team members have a development background and understand what you will need to develop a Kasita project. Please email email@example.com or call +1 (512) 580-4340 to set up a call for more information. A link to the sales process is here.
Does Kasita work with cities or non-profits?
We’d love to discuss bringing affordable housing to your city. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Kasita provide a feasibility study for my site?
Kasita will work with you to provide preliminary site plans, general research into zoning, density, ordinances, building codes, seismic/temperature/wind requirements, etc. This is meant to help provide support for initial feasibility on specific projects – typically these projects already have land (either owned or under contract), a timeline, and a source of capital. After initial feasibility is completed, a local architect or land planner will need to be engaged by you to understand all of the local constraints necessary to implement a Kasita project on your land.
How is Kasita involved through the development process?
Think of Kasita as having another seat at the table, alongside your architect, civil engineer, and general contractor. We do not take their place (for example, you’ll still need to work with a contractor to build your foundation, run utilities, etc), but we’ll work with them to make sure everyone is in sync.
Is it possible to order 100+ Kasitas?
Yes it is. Our manufacturing capacity can scale up and down quickly based on demand. The best approach is to work directly with our sales team early on in the project cycle to make sure we can align on timing.
Is Kasita really faster than traditional construction?
When timed properly, manufacturing off-site is around 40% faster. You will be able to begin the manufacturing process simultaneous to much of the site work, rather than waiting to complete each phase in sequence. However, that is not to say that other bottlenecks or challenges outside the construction process (i.e. permitting) won’t slow you down. What Kasita provides is assurance that those delays won’t come from the construction, bad weather, labor shortages, and other common issues that delay conventional construction.