While the city of Austin has been one of the most sought-after cities in Texas for years, the real estate prices just keep on increasing. It's more expensive than ever to buy a home in the state's capital, with median home prices reaching $500,000 according to Austin Culture Map. But the startup Casata has decided to make housing more attainable for residents in South Austin. They are currently building a micro-home community on their 6-acre property located at 10400 Old Manchaca Rd.
Renters can choose between 66 different tiny homes on the property which, ranging from one to two bedrooms, will be between 378 and 758 square feet. One of the most exciting things about these new properties is the affordability. Pricing will range from $1,200 to $1,480 depending on the floor plan which can be much cheaper than the average apartment in the Austin area, though it depends on the amenities you're expecting with your home.
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The new South Austin community will have a slew of campus amenities including --
- Entertainment/co-working space
- Outdoor concert space
- Resort-style pool
- Fitness center
- Food truck area
- Digital media room
- Dog park
The individual units are just as exciting. Renters will receive an in-unit washer and dryer, outdoor patio and yard, high-speed internet, and more. You have everything you need and then some despite the small square footage. You can even rent furniture if you'd like a fully furnished unit. Homes will officially be available on July 1 but you can get more information from their website here.
"The Casata concept is an innovative approach to housing for millennials," Aaron Levy, CEO of Casata, said in a March 29 press release. "Microhomes are a great option for millennials who are less worried about material items and more focused on experiences. Casata offers competitive rent rates while providing an incredible living situation."
Casata plans on expanding its tiny home communities to San Marcos and Waco as well. It seems tiny living is the way of the future!
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