Boxabl is Creating a Modular, Foldable, Affordable Building System for Tiny Houses and Beyond It’s not often that I extend an invitation to the podcast from a cold email, but when Galiano Tiramani sent me photos of Boxabl’s Casita, I knew I had to have him on the show. The Casita is Boxabl’s modular ADU that ships flat and is easily assembled on-site for just $49,500. In this conversation, we’ll talk about the technology, manufacturing, and future plans for this innovative startup.
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In This Episode:
- What is a Boxabl house made of?
- How does the house fold up and how long does it take to set up?
- Site-prep tips for those thinking of a Boxabl house
- R-Value, ERV, HRV, and HVAC – how does the Casita measure up (and what are all these initials)?
- Some good news for tiny house dreamers in California
- Exceeding standards and using new materials
- Standardization vs Customization: keeping costs down is a priority
- Future plans and aspirations for Boxabl
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Boxabl modular homes
On the truck!
Another view inside of the Casita
Kitchen, Living Room, and Bedroom
Can you spot the cameraman?
Bathroom with a full tub and shower
Kitchen shelves and sink
Assembling the Casita in the warehouse
Working at Boxabl