Purchasing a "cottage" from Thomas James Homes includes a JackRabbit micro eBike for lower carbon footprint transportation in and around Greater Seattle
SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / April 18, 2022 / Thomas James Homes (TJH), a builder that is transforming America's single-family urban housing market, has partnered with JackRabbit, a manufacturer of micro eBikes, to deliver a new, 24-pound, micro eBike to every homeowner who purchases a Thomas James Homes-built ‘cottage' in the Pacific Northwest.
Catering to homebuyers devoted to living a greener, more eco-conscious lifestyle, Thomas James Homes intentionally designed many of its Greater Seattle-based cottages without garages, but also wanted to avail an option for convenient commuting and local travel. The partnership with JackRabbit provides an alternate form of transportation with a significantly smaller carbon footprint than a standard automobile, and one perfectly suited for cottage living.
"Seattle is consistently ranked as one of the most bike-friendly and energy-efficient regions in the United States, making it an ideal launching pad for a partnership of this type," said Thomas James Homes CEO and co-founder Tommy Beadel. "JackRabbit's commitment to green transportation is directly in line with our efforts to build more sustainably and responsibly. In fact, our team has made the commitment to develop cottage homes with 4-Star Built Green certification -- to further address the demands of discerning, eco-conscious homebuyers."
After conducting in-depth research of commuter trends and the distances urbanites consistently travel in their cars each day, JackRabbit Mobility formulated an eBike concept significantly smaller and lighter than a standard eBike, yet highly stable and comfortable to ride. The company's flagship eBike-the JackRabbit--has revolutionized the eBike industry, weighing in at a manageable 24 pounds. The JackRabbit eBike, which can be easily folded up and carried by hand into a store or tucked away in a closet, reaches speeds of up to 20 miles per hour, features 20-inch thick tires, and is powered by a 300-watt motor that can be recharged in two (2) hours.
"What resonated with us most about this partnership is that cottage owners without cars can still enjoy a sustainable form of transportation that sidesteps heavy traffic and parking challenges," said Jason Kenagy, CEO of JackRabbit. "Those with cars, on the other hand, can leave them parked in the driveway but still quickly access nearby shops, or even fold up their JackRabbit if traveling via Metro, SoundTransit, or one of Seattle's streetcars."
Thomas James Homes Cements Cottage Living in Pacific Northwest
Leveraging analytics captured through its proprietary technology platform Fuse360, Thomas James Homes has consciously scouted Seattle's urban neighborhoods to earmark and begin development of various "pocket community" projects, defined as small clusters of detached single-family homes (eco-friendly cottages) built around a shared common area. This intentional homebuilding approach delivers the privacy of a single-family residence nestled within a close-knit geography.
"Homebuyers are clamoring for a suburban lifestyle within an urban setting and our cottage style designs within pocket neighborhoods deliver on the promise of both," continued Beadel. "In the Pacific Northwest, we're developing ‘neighborhoods within neighborhoods' to more firmly cement a sense of community identity and security."
Each cottage features light-filled two-story plans, open-concept layouts, indoor/outdoor living, elevated finishes, private patios, and are in close proximity to city centers. Thomas James Homes cottages, built near transportation, shops, restaurants, professional buildings, and amenities, are also mindful about land efficiency. These newly constructed homes often replace outdated and out-of-code homes that would otherwise require significant and expensive remediation. Proximity to city centers make alternate transportation highly beneficial, and one of the primary motivators for the JackRabbit relationship.
"We hope that the Pacific Northwest will once again become an early adopter for this unique opportunity that combines new home ownership with innovative transportation," said Beadel.
About JackRabbit Mobility, Inc.
JackRabbit Mobility, Incorporated is a micro-mobility company based in San Diego, Calif. that is revolutionizing how we get from point A to point B. Their first product, the JackRabbit, is a micro eBike that's loved by WIRED, Fast Company, Forbes, and Electrek, that allows everyone to traverse "the last mile" quickly, conveniently, and more sustainably. Weighing only 24 pounds, it's designed to last and ride smoothly with quality materials and 20-inch thick tires - while still packing a punch of pure electric power. Follow the micro revolution at www.jackrabbit.bike or @jackrabbit.bike.
About Thomas James Homes
Thomas James Homes (TJH) is transforming the U.S. single-family urban housing market, meshing superior home design with tech-enabled simplicity to address unmet demand for new homes in proximity to the country's largest cities. Operating in highly desirable communities across Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest, Thomas James Homes is rewriting the rules of urban homebuilding. Powered by its proprietary technology platform Fuse360, Thomas James Homes is innovating the homebuying process and providing a joyful homebuilding experience, guaranteed pricing, and transparent timelines to deliver the right home in the right neighborhood. Become a part of the Thomas James Homes family at www.tjh.com or @ThomasJamesHomes.
SOURCE: Thomas James Homes