Partnership Brings Small Backyard Homes to 48 States
Champion Home Builders and URBANEER have agreed to co-brand a new line of Accessory Dwelling Units.
The new line will be branded URBANEER by Genesis. The first design, The URBANEER 510, will be unveiled at the International Builders Show this January in Las Vegas.
URBANEER and Champion’s partnership creates access for Champion to use interior components in their other modular and manufactured homes. Two of these components — a moveable wall with wireless power that allows for reconfiguring of the ADU’s spaces, and a fold-down wall bed — have been integrated into the design of The URBANEER 510.
Approval of Accessory Dwelling Units in States, Metros Surges
States and municipalities nationwide have embraced the concept of ADUs, particularly in markets with surging home prices. Accessory Dwellings, a website that serves the ADU market, dubbed 2019 “The Year of ADU Financing“.
“Innovation is key to our success, so we’re thrilled to collaborate with housing visionaries like URBANEER and bring their expertise in designing small living spaces to our customers,” said Mark Yost, President and CEO of Skyline Champion Corporation. “Combating the affordable housing crisis requires multiple viable solutions. Skyline Champion believes placing ADUs in America’s backyards is one powerful, practical and cost-effective step in the right direction.”
In addition to the design and building of the co-developed ADU line, both companies agreed to jointly market ADUs across the 48 states.
“The partnership between URBANEER and Skyline Champion creates a powerful team focused on solutions for housing attainability. We see our co-branded compact homes providing more options for consumers who seek to live in locations and at price points they desire,” said Bruce Thompson, URBANEER Co-Founder and CEO.