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Cube Project - Tiny House Ideal for Bachelors

 
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This is a tiny, cube-shaped, compact house of which the entire living space measures just 3 x 3 x 3 meters (27 cubic metres), but inside it includes everything that a single person might need to live comfortably;  a lounge, with a table and two custom-made chairs, a small double bed (120cm wide), a full-size shower, a kitchen (with energy-efficient fridge, induction hob, re-circulating cooker hood, sink/drainer, combination microwave oven and storage cupboards), a washing machine, and a composting toilet.

Called “Cube Project”, the idea was conceived by Dr Mike Page, an engineer and Reader in Cognitive Psychology at the School of Psychology of University of Hertfordshir.  Designed as a greener alternative to modern living spaces, the cube sports many sustainable features for minimizing the impact of its occupant on the environment.

The house has been constructed from sustainable materials. And, the lighting and heating is achieved by ultra-efficient LED lights and Ecodan air-source heat pump (=a system that extracts renewable energy from air), respectively. Furthermore, the solar panels mounted on the top and the sides of the cube generate at least as much energy as it consumes. This means, the house is capable of  feeding electricity back to the local energy grid, acting as a small-scale power plant.

More information at Cube Project’s Homepage

(Images and videos used with permission by Dr. Mike Page)

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The Cube in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival, 2011

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A view of the kitchen (photo: Allan MacDonald)

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A view of the lounge taken from the kitchen/shower (photo Allan MacDonald)

 
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