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. Our spaces can be used in many ways, from backyard apartments to workforce housing to rural retreats.

Are Kasitas available to buy?

Yes! We are currently selling only 50 of our first generation Kasitas, which are built as single story, standalone units in California, Texas, and Nevada.

What if I don’t live in one of those states?

Get in touch with our sales team and we’d be happy to discuss how to get a Kasita to your city.

How much is a Kasita?

The starting price of a Kasita is $150,000 but the final price will depend on several factors including timeline, location, and amenities you’d like to include. Contact our sales team at sales@kasita.com to find out what a Kasita in your yard would cost.

Where can I put a Kasita?

We are currently permitted in California, Texas, and Nevada. It is possible to buy a Kasita for another state but the permitting process will add several weeks to the delivery date. You can put a Kasita anywhere you could build a traditional home or accessory dwelling unit (ADU). That said, some neighborhoods and zip codes have additional local codes that prevent certain types and sizes of building, so it’s always good to check with your local planning department.

Can I rent a Kasita?

Many of our owners have Kasitas on Airbnb!

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).

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 only offer the studio floor plan.

What about ADA?

Kasita ADA units have the same footprint as the standard Kasita so they can fit wherever a customer desires to place them.

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, dependent upon factors like getting city permitting for the foundation and preparing the site. Our current build time for a standard single Kasita is under seven weeks. For an accurate time estimate for your entire project, we recommend discussing with our sales team.

Zoning

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.

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.

Does Kasita meet the zoning of my property?

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.). 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.

Developer & Cities

How does a developer work with Kasita?

If you’re a developer looking to work with Kasita, please email us at sales@kasita.com.

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.

Myths

Myth: “Kasitas are mobile homes.”

False! 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.

Myth: “A Kasita is made from a shipping container.”

Wrong! It 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.

Myth: “Kasitas are custom homes.”

Not entirely. While we offer a full list of a la carte amenities you can add on, ranging from a speaker in your bathroom to automatic blinds to a roof assembly that can support a deck, we treat Kasitas like any other manufactured product. The more we can stick to a few tried and trued options, the quicker and more precise we can build. Just like you can’t buy a gold plated Prius with an aquarium in the trunk from a Toyota dealer, there are certain things that are best added to Kasita after-market.

Myth: “Modular homes are always cheaper.”

This depends on your circumstance. Not all modular homes are built equally, and if you’re comparing a Kasita to a traditional factory-built home, there will be a noticeable gap in price and quality. If you’re comparing to a site-built home, then your local labor market and construction costs will play a big role in determining price difference.  What we are sure of, though, is that Kasita packs the most punch per square foot compared to both modular homes and stick-and-brick construction projects.

Myth: “Kasitas don’t have the same build quality as a site-built house.”

Incorrect! When we build a Kasita, we are using the same materials and methods you would see in a traditional site-built house. But, we take quality a step further by building the same product over and over again in top of the line, climate controlled factory. By building a house on a carefully planned and monitored manufacturing line, our construction team can build with a level of precision and quality not often seen in the field. Plus, because we know the exact materials and quantities that go into making a Kasita, we are able to significantly cut down on construction waste you may typically find on a job site.