Anyone who is a fan of innovative, plug and play design such as the Kasita (or wants to live on the Starship Enterprise) might be attracted to Nestron’s newest design, the Cube One. At first glance, this tiny cube home could be mistaken for the latest phone or an Amazon locker. What it has inside its 156 square foot interior is much more impressive.
The Cube One by Nestron is a self-contained structure that doesn’t need a foundation.
The Cube One comes in a galvanized steel shell with built-in furnishings. It has a tiny kitchen with a bar counter for eating, a queen bed that faces a TV and wardrobe area, and a wet bath with a toilet and a laundry facility. The Cube One is built to withstand varied temperatures and storms and each home is formaldehyde, pollution, and emission-free.
90 percent of the materials used in the construction are recyclable.
The insulation is made of nontoxic Rock Wool and the compressed wood panels and drop-lock flooring resist moisture. In fact, 90 percent of the materials used in the construction process are recyclable. In addition, the homes don’t need foundations. They can be placed on any flat surface and connected to the appropriate utilities.
The Cube One can be placed in any flat location with utility hookups.
Nestron is a multinational company based in Singapore. It specializes in architectural design, manufacturing and engineering projects. Their mission with the Cube and the Legend products is to create comfortable living with fully prefabricated, eco-friendly and smart homes.
The Cube Two is a larger version made for small families.
The company currently offers two collections of homes: the Legend One and Legend Two and the Cube One and Cube Two. The Legend collection has more traditional lines and goes up to 274 square feet. The Cube Two is designed to accommodate a small family with the option for two bedrooms in 265 square feet. The Cube One starts at around $30,000, but options such as solar power or a composting toilet add to the cost. Nestron ships their products around the world.