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The Basics

What is Kasita?

Kasita is a smart, modern micro home designed to fit in the heart of the city, open lots, or right in your backyard.

Is Kasita for me?

Kasita is for everyone with aspirations to get more out of a small space, including individuals, developers, and governments. Our product 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. The possibilities are endless.

What types of products do you sell?

At this time we have two product offerings: a standalone Accessory Dwelling Unit (commonly referred to as an ADU) and a modular, stackable, high-density product for developers, institutions, governments and anyone who wants to place multiple Kasitas in tight urban spaces. ADU units are 352 square feet in size.  High density stackable units are 370 square feet in size.

When will Kasitas be available?

Right now! Click here to begin the sales process and connect with our sales team.

Which cities will Kasita be offered in?

Kasita will be offered nationwide. Our rollout has begun in  Texas and will soon  expand to states where we see the most demand. Each state has unique building code and permitting requirements, and we’re committed to ensuring that Kasita meets each state’s requirements as part of the rollout plan.

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?

Yes, please click here to schedule a tour of our model unit in Austin, Texas. If you don’t want to wait, you can also take a 360 degree virtual tour.

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. The Kasita does not contain a loft, murphy bed, pitched roof or wheels. It’s designed from the ground up with a custom steel frame, making sure every cubic inch is maximized.

Where’s the bed? Does it even have a toilet?

We designed the Kasita to not only feel spacious and full of light, but to be fully equipped with all the amenities you would find in a traditional home or apartment—and then some. In addition to a walk-in shower, refrigerator, and convection oven, washer/dryer combo, and cooktop, the Kasita comes with a queen size bed that easily tucks out of sight (without even having to make it).

How big is a Kasita?

Our accessory dwelling unit Kasita is 352 sq. ft. Functional square footage however is equivalent to 460 square feet, which is a product of a well thought-out floor plan, design, and storage.

Can I get a different floor plan?

As Kasita grows we have every intention of building larger units and designing with families in mind. For now we’re starting with our initial studio design.

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 structure. We’re happy to serve anyone wanting to live a bigger life in a smaller space.

Are Kasitas Mobile Homes?

No, Kasitas are prefabricated and then transported to the site. Once they are installed they are considered permanent structures. Kasitas are classified as permanent structures and are built to the International Building Code or International Residential Code standards depending on the Kasita’s final destination and use.

Pricing & Purchase

How much is a Kasita?

The standalone Kasita is $139,000. Units purchased in quantities of four or more are available at $99,000.

Do you offer financing?

We do not offer financing, however Kasitas are treated like conventional construction by lenders and once installed on your property can be financed like a regular house. We recommend qualified buyers to 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?

It won’t take long at all.  From the time the sales contract is signed to the time that your Kasita can be delivered is usually 6-8 weeks at this point in time, and getting faster as we increase our manufacturing capacity.  Usually the site work and local permitting needed to deliver and install your Kasita will take longer than the time it takes us to build it.

I just put down my reservation. When will I get my Kasita?

You will receive a response from us with detailed information about the purchase process within 24 hours.

Zoning

Does Kasita meet the zoning of my property?

For our single unit product, if the zoning on the property allows for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), Kasita should fit (subject to other regulations that may be in place such as architectural control committees, etc.). For stackable units, 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 attorney 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 or International Residential Code standards and permitted at the state level. Kasita handles the permitting of units in each US state and coordinates with you to ensure a smooth process with your local city’s permitting departments.

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 sales@kasita.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 affordable@kasita.com.

Will Kasita provide a feasibility study for my site?

Kasita will gladly work with you at no cost 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 include land (either owned or under contract), timeline, and source of capital.

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. In short, we will build and deliver finished Kasitas, then provide product and installation support to ensure a successful project.

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 sitework, 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.