Nestron is one of my favorite tiny home builders – they are modern, minimal, and AI-enabled! The sure in tiny homes is not a design trend but an architectural movement that is here to stay, they are more affordable, more sustainable, and more conducive to our evolving flexible lifestyles when compared to traditional houses. Nestron’s latest model is the Cube Two X which has been built upon the existing Cube Two’s functionality and aesthetics with more upgrades keeping in mind a bigger family instead of a two-person household. Take the full virtual tour here!
Cube Two XD is a prefab unit available in two models – a one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration, and is clad with steel and fiber-reinforced plastic. The Singapore-based architecture studio has designed this modern home by drawing inspiration from sci-fi and spacecraft imagery. Ever since the launch of their Cube series, the studio received several requests for a larger unit with the option for two bedrooms to accommodate a family of four comfortably and that’s why they made Cube Two X.
The company’s latest unit builds on the aesthetics and the functionality of their Cube 2 model. “We figured it was time to give the Cube 2 line an upgrade, and thus Cube Two X was born,” said the Nestron media representative. The compact cubic home looks like if Apple and Pinterest collaborated to create a modern dwelling.
The one-bedroom and two-bedroom Cube Two X models have living space spanning over 376 square feet. The structure consists of a steel frame wrapped with fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) siding which can withstand extreme heat and natural disasters. All of their models are made with high-resistance materials, the FRP exterior wall panels are less likely to rust or corrode while holding up in high temperatures, harsh environments, and extreme weather conditions, including heatwaves, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
The Built-in furniture preserves floor space in the tiny home. The team outfitted the dining area with a built-in table for two and included a sleek built-in sofa for the living area. Optional features include electric-heated flooring, a smart mirror, a music system, and a concealed electric stove. “The invisible stove is a unique space-saving idea, it’s a seamless kitchen counter when you’re not cooking, but when you are, the counter transforms into a stovetop,” explains the team.
It’s curved lines and integrated voice-controlled tech gives the home n ultra-futuristic feel. Like all other models, it is designed to be shipped anywhere in the world and completely move-in ready. There’s no installation needed upon arrival, much like how a washing machine works, the owners just need local contractors to wind up the power sockets and the water supply and then Cube Two X is a fully functioning home!
For how high-tech the tiny home is, it has a relatively low impact on the environment. 90% of the materials used are recyclable – for example, the interior wood wall panels are made from non-virgin wood and recycled plastic that’s environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable.
The bedroom has a large built-in wardrobe and a recessed wall niche for storage above the bed. “We make a big effort to care for the environment because we believe everything starts at home. Living in your home should be an experience that’s environmentally friendly—and we’d like for people to be able to live a sustainable lifestyle without additional effort,” says the team.
The Cube Two X is also prefabricated in a factory environment which helps to reduce material waste. It speeds construction time by up to 50% when compared to on-site construction which takes around one month. It’s a faster and more cost-effective process, ensuring there is no construction waste, as the team uses prefabricated molds to shape the units, which also greatly increases accuracy.
Even the bathroom features a smart mirror and an electric pulse toilet – every part of the home is a reminder that you are living in the future. If the cinematic worlds of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s The Jetsons were combined to create a tiny home, it might just be Nestron’s Cube Two X – tech lovers and digital nomads are going to love this innovative home!