A new standard for sustainable living

Design Criteria

  • Customizability
  • Quality Construction + Detailing
  • Space Maximizing
  • High Energy Performance
  • Sustainable Materials

Standard Features

  • Bamboo Floors
  • LED Lighting
  • Smart Thermostats with Zoned Heating and Cooling
  • Cement Fiberboard Siding
  • Energy Star appliances

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Up Homes, Co. has innovated a new building system that provides full customization of each home, while using sustainable materials, smart home technology, and the most efficient building processes.

Our founders bring a history of design excellence and home building. Libby, our CEO, represents a four generation tradition of homebuilding in the Hudson Valley, a tradition that began with her great grandfather building stone houses nearly a century ago. Blake, our Design Director, has an exceptional understanding of space and how to maximize it within constraints. This ability developed from completing over 200 successful projects from his 20+ years as a practicing architect.

We believe a home is the most personal product you will buy in your lifetime, so it should be designed just right to fit you and your lifestyle. Up Homes combines the best of manufactured and modular homes to give you the greatest flexibility in how you site and finance yours.

New homes in the US are addressing both high and low ends, leaving a missing middle housing crisis. The emerging generation of home buyers are seeking something unique, sustainable, technology-rich and low maintenance. Up Homes is the answer.

Up Homes are beautiful, sustainable and custom. The right home for you.

Our Management Team

Libby Zemaitis
CEO and Founder
MBA, MS

Project manager with 12+ years experience in startups and international consulting in energy, efficiency, planning and climate resilient design, managed budgets exceeding $20M and R&D teams completing 1,500 hours field testing. Compton Fellow.

Blake Goble
Design Director and Founder
M. Arch, AIA, LEED AP

Architect and designer with 20+ years experience as president and founder of B Space Architecture and Design in NYC, specializing in residential, commercial + institutional projects. Studio Design Professor at Parsons, The New School.

Robert Ransick
CTO
MBA, MA

Media artist, designer and educator with 25 years experience. Consultant to design firms and founder of Future Studio, an innovative undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Bennington College.

Our Advisors

Sky Fernandes
Financial

Founder + Managing Director,
Simon Venture Group

Richard Thompson
Industry

President + Founder,
Custom Modular Homes

Carrie McIndoe
Strategic

President,
Economic Ventures

Ivan Cash
Marketing

President + Founder,
Cash Studios

Questions and Answers

Up Homes are customized to meet your building site and budget needs. Our signature Up Home model is 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and starts at $150,000, finished from the factory. Overall, Up Homes are 40% more affordable than the next comparable modern, sustainable new home.
Yes. Up Homes can be placed on a full foundation to be considered a real estate asset and qualify for a mortgage.
Up Homes are designed to meet both national and state building codes, which streamlines the permitting process and reduces consumer costs.
We believe that beautiful, environmentally low-impact homes can be designed to be affordable for everyone. That’s why Up Homes use the most energy efficient heating, cooling, lighting and insulation. Our homes are space maximizing, so our customers can live fully and not heat, cool or clean wasted space. Overall, an Up Home will use 30% less energy than a home built to the strictest state standards. Each material and appliance in an Up Home is hand picked for overall sustainability, prioritizing local manufacturing, renewable resources and high efficiency. We source the majority of our materials from family-run businesses within 100 mile radius of our manufacturing in the Hudson Valley.
All Up Homes come standard with smart and responsive LED lighting, zoned heating and cooling thermostats, and CO and smoke detectors. We also offer an optional upgrade to add smart window treatments and security system.
Up Homes is proud to be based in New York’s Hudson Valley. We currently serve the Northeast region and plan to expand to the entire continental United States in the near future.
We are currently working on our Model Home, which will reside in the Hudson Valley of NY and available for tours. We are accepting our first customer orders in 2017. Contact us to speak to one of our design consultants today.
We aspire to democratize sustainable homes and change the culture around homeownership by:

  • Offering an option of homeownership that is more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable.
  • Building communities of homes where residents can enjoy a higher quality of life and a greater sense of place.
  • Collaborating with regional manufacturers, suppliers and academic partners to bolster community and economic development.

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When we began almost a decade ago, we quickly became overwhelmed by the process of building a traditional home for our weekend property. It would be risky, expensive, and likely drawn out. Then, we met Blake and Libby on-site and in minutes we used their modules to design the perfect home for us, and the lay of the land.

Chelsea and Daniel, Brooklyn, NY

I love the light coming into the house and being able to see the outdoors through the floor-to-ceiling windows! Up Homes offers me the physically easier and environmentally responsible lifestyle I have been seeking in my retirement.

Milda, Saratoga Springs, NY

With Up Homes we can afford a home that meets our design and environmental criteria. My wife and I are ready to move out of the city shortly after our first child is born. Our Up Home will allow us to move from renters to owners, while offering flexibility to expand as our family grows.

Michael, Brooklyn, NY