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Redefining Home: Alternative Housing Options

Tue Jan 24, 2023 on Florida Real Estate

Redefining Home: Alternative Housing Options

As the demand for affordable housing continues to grow, innovative housing start-ups such as Boxabl are providing an alternative to traditional home construction methods. Boxabl offers a mass-produced option for small Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that can be delivered and set up in as little as two hours. Their Casita product, a 375 sq ft ADU, comes equipped with a full-size bathroom, kitchen, appliances, and large windows for under $50,000. With a reported 47,000-person waitlist for the Casita, it’s clear that this type of housing solution is gaining traction.

Boxabl’s mass-produced homes are designed for assembly line production, which allows for faster and more cost-effective construction. The company’s founder, Galiano Tiramani, claims that their initial manufacturing plant should produce one house every 90 minutes. This approach to construction not only offers a more affordable option for home ownership but also has the potential to help solve the global housing crisis.

In addition to providing an alternative to traditional home ownership, ADUs like Boxabl can also be used to generate rental income or as an addition to an existing home, depending on local zoning requirements and homeowner association rules.

As the construction industry continues to evolve, new technologies like 3D printing are also disrupting traditional building methods. 3D printers have the ability to extrude building materials like concrete, plastic, or other materials to gradually build a house. A typical 3D printed two-bedroom home made of cement can be built in as little as one day. Boxabl homes, in a way, are an example of this assembly line approach to building.

In conclusion, the housing industry is undergoing significant changes as more and more people seek more affordable and efficient housing options. As the industry continues to evolve, it’s clear that new technologies and alternative housing solutions will play an increasingly important role in addressing the global housing crisis.

Roy Oppenheim

From The Trenches