As of 2015, Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, Daytona Elevator and Residential Elevators sell mini, or vacuum, elevators for residential properties. These elevators are very lightweight and space-saving in comparison to traditional elevators and don't require cables or pulleys.
Vacuum elevators are made of lightweight materials and come in cab sizes as small as 3.3 square feet. These mini-elevators can be fitted to any home with multiple floors and are more economically priced than traditional elevators. They are quickly installed and occupant-ready within a few hours. Vacuum elevators do not require excavating pits or hoistways, yet the smallest models are still able to lift capacities up to 350 pounds.