• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

The "cube Project" 3X3X3" home for one or two  RSS feed

 
Posts: 438
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is really neat, particularly the space saving stairs, thought some of you might be able to make good use of those in your own small space. Might be a bit of a hazard in the dark late at night or for the elderly or very young but interesting none the less.

http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/
 
                              
Posts: 29
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Built by a faculty member of my old university no less 
 
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
299
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Wouldn't it be cool to have a small cluster of those for the WWOOFs to live in?
 
                        
Posts: 278
Location: Iowa, border of regions 5 and 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John Polk wrote:
Wouldn't it be cool to have a small cluster of those for the WWOOFs to live in?



Rather, I'm thinking of how cool it would be to have a small cluster of those to rent to university students!
 
Posts: 632
26
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
One of the best ways of reducing ongoing energy costs is to downsize the whole house.

Those stairs are sometimes referred to as Lapeyre stairs, or Monk stairs.  Yes, very space efficient, and pretty steep.

Not uncomfortable to use if you are spry at all.


Finest regards,

troy
 
                        
Posts: 278
Location: Iowa, border of regions 5 and 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Something which European designers usually don't bother with is the issue of storing your transportation.  Most people that would build this house probably wouldn't have a garage, just gravel out front for parking their car.  In America, the lack of good mass transit in most of the country means having an auto is a necessity.  This opens up even more possibilities: having an adjacent 3X3 cube used to store your car, with storage space above.  Instead of solar panels, the roof can be slanted to catch rain water (although I suppose that could be done with the solar panels, too.)

I'll have to ruminate upon the possibilities ...
 
Troy Rhodes
Posts: 632
26
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Many of the "nicer" neighborhoods around here have various covenant HOA restrictions that you can't build a house with less than  2,000 sq ft, or 2,500.

We have a lot of work ahead of us to change the culture.


troy
 
T. Joy
Posts: 438
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Instructions for building those stairs...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Step-Stairs/
 
expectation is the root of all heartache - shakespeare. tiny ad:
How to Make Your Own Emergency Home Battery Bank
https://permies.com/wiki/38548/Emergency-Home-Battery-Bank
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!