#16 Fab PreFab with Astreia's Natalie Rens and Jupe's Jeff Wilson
Philippe I.
Jackson Steger
Alison Burgess
August 29th, 2022

What if the housing of the future wasn’t built on site but instead built in a factory and then shipped and set up within minutes of arriving? That’s what Jeff Wilson of Jupe and Natalie Rens of Astreia are working on. On this exciting dual-company episode of Campfire, Jeff and Natalie chat with Jackson about the speed of prefab, how homes can be more tech-enabled, the favorable regulatory environment in Texas + Florida versus California, and how entire cities could be made with prefab. 


Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Astreia — (2:39)
  • Introduction to Jupe — (3:22) 
  • Jupe’s Structures – (4:16) 
  • How Astreia thinks about building for Mars — (6:50) 
  • What prefab is and its challenges — (9:52)
  • B2B and prefab — (14:30)
  • Prototypes and what Jeff + Natalie would do differently — (15:18)
  • “Tesla-fying” the home — (20:33)
  • Regulatory considerations — (23:40)
  • Prefab cities and Habitat Zero  — (26:15)
  • Dynamic building types and Jupes at sea — (28:00)
  • Non-attachment and city infrastructure — (30:30)
  • Astreia’s Habitat selection — (32:45)

Want to learn more about what new technologies are waiting to be released? Follow us onTwitter or join our Discord to find out what's in store for us and how we make use of Web3 in both digital and physical space. See you at the next Campfire 🏕️🔥.


Episode Links: 

Jupe’s and Astreia’s websites

Jupe and Astreia on Twitter 

Jeff and Natalie on Twitter 



Episode Credit:

Hosted by @JacksonSteger

Sound Engineering by @Prodcolin

Videos and Clips by @McdonnellCallum 

Produced by  @PhilippeIze

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