Do you dread moving? Here’s an apartment that could make moving cross-country a no-packing snap with just a few taps on your smartphone. Meet Kasita, a micro-apartment housing scheme that slots in and out of metal apartment frames and fits on a moving truck bed for easy transport. The innovative housing startup was developed by “Professor Dumpster” Jeff Wilson, who was inspired by his year-long stint living in a converted 33-square-foot dumpster to create a mobile and affordable solution to the housing crisis.
Marketed as the “smallest home built for the city” that’s still maintains a comfortable and livable footprint, the tiny Kasita can be plugged into some of a city’s most desirable but thus far unusable compact locations.
The sleek and beautiful design incorporates smart home technology and a cantilevered glazed cube on one end that funnels natural light into the interior.
The 208-square-foot home was designed in collaboration with an industrial designer from the firm Frog to maximize every square inch of interior space while keeping a focus on elegance and comfort.
Kasita plans to build their first compact housing complex in Austin in the spring of 2016 and already has plans to expand to other cities like Portland and New York City.