Empress application installer.
Composer intaller for easily setting up new Empress applications.
composer global require empress/empress
Be sure that composer is added to your path ...
Then you can simply run ...
empress new web
This will create a new directory named web and inside you'll find your Empress application.
cd web npm install
Once NPM installs all of your node modules ...
npm run dev
more steps here for adding a database.
Now simply add your new site to Homestead and you'll be ready to roll.