The average Canadian 1 bedroom apartment
produces 5 tons of Carbon Dioxide a year.
The average European 1 bedroom apartment
produces 2.7 tons of Carbon Dioxide a year.
Our Cube homes produce only 0.8 tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.
When we sat down with a blank sheet of paper to design the Cube, we decided what we wanted to achieve when we started out building the cube. To produce the least amount of waste possible, and house two people in as small a space as would be practical and comfortable. One of the main reasons that we picked the 12x12 size is that most material comes in 8 foot or 12 foot lengths. Plywood is in 4x8 sizing.
We produced in total one small pickup load of waste in the construction of our pilot unit, and we made some mistakes! We estimate that we can reduce this by 50% in subsequent units.
The Cube is stylish, comfortable, and makes a definite statement - you care.