The Cube Project: A Net Zero Tiny House

Cube Project tiny house
The Cube Project is a very cool tiny house project from Dr Mike Page at the University of Hertfordshire. Page set out to build a compact home (no bigger than 3X3X3 meters on the inside) in which one person could live comfortably with all the modern conveniences we are used to, and one which also has a minimum impact on the environment.

“Constructed from a variety of sustainable materials, the Cube provides everything that a single person (or two friendly people) might need. Within its 27 cubic metres it includes 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. Lighting is achieved by ultra-efficient LED lights, and the Cube is heated using an Ecodan air-source heat pump, with heat being recovered from extracted air. It has cork flooring and there is two-metre head height throughout.”

Here’s Dr. Page’s video tour of the net zero Cube Project tiny house:

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Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

One thought on “The Cube Project: A Net Zero Tiny House

  • Make it 50x50x50 and I’ll sign up for one!


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