Kasita: The iPhone of Housing

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Kasita: The iPhone of Housing

Unless your head was buried in the sand these past few years or you practiced celibacy from Facebook and Twitter, you’ve probably caught the groundswell building around the “Tiny House” trend. These innovative abodes, ranging in size from 60 to 400 square feet (5.5 to 37 square meters), have captured the imagination of consumers, Curbed, HGTV and opportunistic new media.

To make living in a shoe box palatable, Kasita has created the ultimate tiny house, fit for the James Bond in all of us. In a 352-square-foot (32 square meters) space, Kasita has jammed all the latest voice-activated tech, so you can just bark “Alexa turn on cinema” and your Kasita will dim the lights, raise the flatscreen TV and open your favorite streaming app (they’re working on the shaken-not-stirred martini).

The model unit Kasita Co-Founder Jeff Wilson shows in this video has more than 60 smart home devices preprogrammed to talk to one another, including home security, thermostat, and even a water-saving shower.

Kasita’s turnkey micro-unit costs $139,000. And yes, there’s an app for that, which works best on the iPad. The impressive part is that Kasita has figured how to build tiny houses “at scale” — it has received $11.5 million in venture capital after all. A 25,000-square-foot (2,322 square meters) manufacturing facility can churn out a unit in just eight weeks.

Kasita • 1304 East 4th St. • Austin, TX 78702

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