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Kasita: tiny prefab home-as-a-service for post-land urbanism

Professor Jeff Wilson wants to create the "iPhone for housing". He thinks we need to shed our preconceptions of housing as dependent on land and instead consider his plug-and-play shelter. His Kasita units are not just tiny homes- the prototype is 208 square feet-, but they fit onto a “rack” to become part of “a vertical, high-end, design-yet-affordable, urban trailer park”. “Think about an RV park”, explains Wilson, “it’s a vertical way to do that: so you own your RV and you park it in a slot, this is a structure that these can go vertically.” Born into the zeitgeist of the Tiny House Movement, Kasita goes far beyond size with its housing-as-a-service. “The problem with tiny houses is the coding, the permitting and the land. And the land’s the most difficult issue to solve because the folks who usually have the land are not the folks that need affordable housing. So our model allows the folks that have the land to highly monetize that land while providing home ownership to someone.” The Kasita is built according to international building code and the unit and rack structure is zoned as multi-unit housing. Kasita, according to Wilson, isn’t a real estate firm, but a product company. They’re not just selling their “iPhones for housing”, but they’re selling the racks so anyone with a bit of land can create their own “vertical, high-end, urban trailer park”. If Wilson and his team can sell enough racks around the country, these modular units could become truly mobile: the idea is, in the future, owners could request a move via an app on their phone. “So folks aren’t going to be flying around all the time in their Kasitas, but in 5 years let’s say you want to move your Kasita, we can pull you out of that rack, put you on an 18-wheeler truck and move you to another rack or put it in a backyard. So you’re no longer bound to the land that you own your house on and we think that that’s the way that the world is moving.” Wilson was inspired to attempt to revolutionize housing while, as a college professor, he tried living in a 33-square-foot dumpster for 10 months. In 2016 he built the prototype and later this year he plans to launch the 320-square-foot production model at 3 locations in Austin. There will be an option to rent or buy and while Wilson hasn’t released the price, he says it will be affordable even to a barista. https://kasita.com/ Photo credit (dumpster): Sarah Natsumi Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/kasita-tiny-prefab-home-as-a-service-for-post-land-urbanism

This Big Modern Tiny House is Pure Luxury - Full Tour in 4K

Phil from Minimaliste Tiny Houses gave us the keys to the Sakura for an afternoon and we fell head over heels in love with this open concept mini mansion. We're excited to share a full tour with you so you can see the floor plan, interior design, and space-saving solutions Phil and his team came up with. The extra width (10 feet wide vs standard 8.5 feet) and the full-height bedroom over the gooseneck make this tiny house on wheels feel like it could be a real long-term housing solution for a lot of people. Not just an in-between housing option that you might grow out of, which is what we hear from a lot of people who are interested in tiny house living. The layout felt very functional, with plenty of storage, privacy, and comfort. From the comfy sectional couch with storage under each cushion to the spacious galley kitchen, from the washing machine to the full bathtub. There isn't much this tiny house isn't missing. There are lots of space-saving ideas in this house, the best of which is probably the coffee table that converts into a full-sized dining room table. And the couch benches can easily be reconfigured to be a dining room. This tiny house is designed to be on the grid, and hooked up to hydro and water. It does have a Nature's Head composting toilet which is pretty neat. The heat source is in-floor radiant heating, and they've also installed two Lunos heat recovery ventilation vents to ensure there's always fresh air coming into the house, and to help control humidity levels. The tiny home also has a reading loft, which is also the spot where you can access the ladder to the rooftop deck for stunning views. To check out more of Minimaliste's awesome tiny house projects, check out their website and follow them on Instagram! Links below: https://minimalistehouses.com/en/ https://www.instagram.com/minimaliste.tinyhouses/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously and a very special thank you to our backbone supporters: The Burgess Family and Jakob Dannesboe! If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives Twitter: @ExploringAlt ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel.  We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com  ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits:  All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

NEW! 100% Road Legal Tiny House with FINANCING

We’re super stoked to present a recent tour we took with Geoff from Westcoast Outbuildings, and their recently completed 'Lillooet 31' Tiny House. This is one of the ONLY 100% Road Legal and insurable tiny homes, AND, the company offers monthly financing which is very rare in this new and growing industry. This Tiny House is seriously stacked full of modern details including a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, microwave, full range gas stove, full-sized fridge with freezer, heaps of storage, a doggie area, 2 large bedrooms and a pull-out couch, a huge bathroom, living room, Hydronic Radiant Heat, LED track lighting, built in entertainment system and more. The main floor is 263 sq/ft with an additional 137 sq/ ft in the Double Lofts, giving this tiny 400 Sq/ft of living space. Monthly financing for those who qualify is almost unheard of with Tiny House builders, so make sure that if you’re looking to buy a Tiny House that you plan on living in long-term, you check these guys out! Priced from $110K CDN or $79K USD. And ps- thanks for the awesome tour Geoff! We had a great time meeting you and your team at the open house. Connect with Westcoast Outbuildings here- https://www.outbuildings.ca/ Canadian Tiny Homes for Sale and Rent: https://tinyhouselistingscanada.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tinyhouselistingscanada Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/THLCanada **Subscribe** to our channel for the freshest feed ever! 🍁

Sleep Without Climbing in This Loft-less Tiny House

This is the Model Harvest built by Seatoseahomes its is a single story home 8' x 26' with high interior ceilings and a convenient storage loft. It sleeps 2-4 people. The Harvest is an luxury high end tiny home that features wide cedar planking on the exterior, natural pine tongue and groove on the interior walls, complimented with a maple ceiling, LED lights and ceiling fan. It's built in Florida but of course delivery is available to wherever you need it to be. For sale here: https://tinyhouselistings.com/listing/pompano-beach-fl-12-8-x-26-ft-harvest-tiny-home-198sf Built by Sea To Sea Homes: www.Seatosseahomes.com Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1QoPzmt Tiny houses listed for sale and rent daily: http://tinyhouselistings.com Tiny houses for sale in your inbox: http://eepurl.com/bAcWb Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyhouselistings Facebook: http://facebook.com/tinyhouselistings

KASITA tiny house of the future.

While dean at Huston-Tillotson University, Jeff Wilson spent his time living in a dumpster. Despite the small space, Jeff found big inspiration that prompted him to create the future of minimal living.

In 2015, he started Kasita; an Austin-based company that builds prefabricated homes that have the option to be stacked to create an apartment building. Each home will be sold for $139,000 and has just 352 sq ft of space but there's already a waiting list! A fee of $1,000 gets you onto the list and the first of the homes begin shipping out to customers in June.

Each home has a kitchen, sleeping space, storage, a bathroom, and a small raised living room. Large windows on one end of the home help to make the home feel bigger than it is.

Images © Kasita // via Flipboard and Business Insider

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