As prefab companies work toward the future of headache-free homebuilding, Boxabl’s new Casita ADU is at the head of the pack. The "everything proof" prefab home can be towed by a pickup truck to its destination, where a team can unfold it and snap it together in roughly an hour’s time.
Boxabl touts the Casita’s ability to withstand fire, hurricane-force winds, and heavy snow and rain, making it well suited for a variety of climates and conditions. Inside, the 20' x 20' layout resembles a pumped-up efficiency studio, with a sleeping area, living area, shaker-style kitchen, and full bathroom. Everyday amenities like a refrigerator, washer/dryer, and heating and cooling come stock with the $49,500 sticker price.
At the core of Boxabl’s design is the ability to expand. An urban development might begin with a single Casita, and over time it could expand into an entire residential complex. A prospective homeowner could purchase an individual unit, and later add an upstairs suite, for example, or an adjacent kitchen and dining area.
Boxabl’s lightning-quick installs, approachable price tag, and production scalability on par with the automotive industry have caught the attention of Ben Carson, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The Casita is just one iteration of Boxabl’s technology, though. The company’s linkable, pop-up rooms also have applications as auxiliary hospital facilities, commercial offices, disaster shelters, or hotels. With prototypes built, Boxabl is now generating interest from investors to bring the concept to market. Those tempted by the possibilities can get in early at the start-up’s crowdfunding website.
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