RETHINKING SMALLER LIVING
When people think of compact dwellings, they often think of carriage or coach houses, ADUs, tiny homes, even shipping container homes. Their rise in popularity signals a shift in what people now want: housing that fits into how they live, not the other way around.
URBANEER is answering this demand, designing modular, luxurious compact living spaces that live larger than their footprint might suggest.
Our convertible rooms transform on-demand; and beautifully designed, space-saving components are integrated throughout every dwelling, offering more living space per square foot.
In short, every URBANEER dwelling promises smaller living without compromise.
HOW IT BEGAN
In 1998 URBANEER® founders Bruce & Brenda Thompson moved to Europe, where their perspective on urban living shifted drastically. In Munich, they were introduced to compact living and portable kitchens; in Barcelona, they experienced a compact, community-rich urban living experience; and in Germany they saw how compact luxury automobiles were re-imagined, not just downsized versions of their larger counterparts.
After returning to the U.S., Bruce and Brenda realized that the last century has been characterized by addition: larger homes, faster cars, and more stuff. While it had yielded many benefits, it also created a culture and economy that values growth for growth's sake.
Today, as the nation struggles with urban density, shrinking living spaces, and a stagnant construction industry, URBANEER wants to help people realize the New American Dream, where growth promotes happy, responsible, meaningful lives.
The homes that we build and the products we make are designed to improve lives and the planet, not merely bottom lines. URBANEER's innovation allows people to use less, thereby simplifying their lives and cutting down their environmental footprints, while improving the quality of their lives.