South Austin group unlocks doors to tiny households for $1,500 a month

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With residence rates in the city of Austin approaching $500,000, regional inhabitants are clamoring for reasonably priced housing. An Austin startup thinks it has devised an creative alternative: a local community in South Austin with dozens of microhomes obtainable for hire.

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The startup, Casata, has commenced construction on a 6-acre web site at 10400 Outdated Manchaca Rd. that will characteristic 66 just one- and two-bedroom microhomes. Every house will measure 378 to 758 square feet — much larger than lots of lodge rooms but scaled-down than quite a few residences. Casata states the microhomes, created by Winner Properties, will be ready for move in on July 1.

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Month-to-month lease at Casata will range from $1,200 for the smallest microhome to $1,480 for the most significant microhome. In accordance to rental system RentCafé, the usual 865-square-foot apartment in Austin rents for an ordinary of $1,398 a thirty day period. Meanwhile, individual finance web site SmartAsset pegs the typical monthly payment at $1,938 for a home in Austin.

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Highlights of the enhancement — Casata’s very first task in Austin — involve:

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    no shared partitions
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    person yards, every with a patio and porch
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    high-tech functionality, like the capability to remotely control a microhome’s thermostat, locks, and lights
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    photo voltaic power
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    lower-move plumbing
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    pet dog park
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    outdoor yoga park and live performance house
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    vacation resort-type pool
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    health and fitness heart
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    coworking house
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    movie and video game room
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    foodstuff truck area
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    charging stations for electrical cars

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“The Casata strategy is an revolutionary approach to housing for millennials,” Aaron Levy, CEO of Casata, claims in a March 29 launch. “Microhomes are a wonderful choice for millennials who are a lot less nervous about material items and more concentrated on experiences. Casata features aggressive rent charges while providing an extraordinary residing condition.”

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Casata claims it also plans to acquire microhome communities in San Marcos and Waco.