There has been a surge of renovation and construction featuring a new class of apartments for urban dwellers, micro apartments. These new breed of apartments create a much higher payback for developers and opens up basic city living for a whole new generation of city people. These micro apartments pack most of the amenities of a normal apartment into a tiny 250 square foot space. They range in size from tiny to small in metropolitan areas and the per square foot rent is higher, but since the size is smaller, the overall rent is more affordable. Realizing that less can be the new more, millennials are finding these alternatives attractive.
Micro living spaces are nothing new globally as you can visit most asian destinations and find them more the rule than the exception. Micro living creates less waste and increases efficiencies in the use of all resources. Urbafresh believes that one of the answers to health and wellness is the increasing use of local, even the localest produce in the city. We further posit that future living will dictate some form of "farm" in your apartment to not only give you fresh and live food, but to bring the nurturing and calming of growing plants into this space.
Good examples of items that could be used now are our new MicroFarms that feature units that can produce microgreens, herbs and shoots. Units capable of delivering food rapidly and without regard to location and weather will become the norm in the future. You can experience the future today by ordering a unit and becoming a micro farmer in your own home. See the selection of units in our store.
Looking to the future, our partner Terra Farms Mumbai advised some students who produced their own micro farm for a recent school science exhibit, the future is alive and well.
Urbafresh has accepted the challenge to bring fresh food prouction and supply to our urban centers through the use of innovative vertical farming installations.