Sunever Co

Design . Development . Consulting


Sunever Co founder Stephanie Smith trained as an architect (Harvard M. Arch '97) and now works as a real estate investor and neighborhood-scale developer. Stephanie's portfolio is here. She's currently creating a 6-lot residential project in Joshua Tree, CA. An Airbnb development pioneer, her popular vacation rental homestead cabins,
founded back in 2010, receive nearly 100k Airbnb page views a month,
and are iconic tourist attractions in Joshua Tree.

She pursues projects in the following areas:


Fast-tracked, light-footprint projects that are easier and cheaper to get going than typical developments. Jumpstart projects are designed to trigger positive change while we wait for the larger projects to come online.
Examples include cabins & tiny homes, food truck infrastructure, pop-up retail, and trailer- and tent-based hospitality.

Adaptive Reuse

Renovating, upgrading, reprogramming, and other forms of LOVE for existing properties. Championing 'responsive' building design and income-generating approaches for maximum usability and profitability (including single family residences).

Collaborative Development

Strategies for bottom-up development involving locals active in their own small-scale neighborhoods. An antidote to formula and franchise retail. Built by locals for locals. Let's take back our towns. Inspired by incremental development.

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