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World’s smallest eco-home showcased

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April 22 2011

World’s smallest eco-home showcased
Lawrence McPherson Associates have unveiled the world’s smallest eco-house, a dimensionally restricted shed like structure which measures just 3x3x3m.

Despite its diminutive stature its architects believe The Cube can have a big impact on showing the way ahead with its sustainably sourced sweet chestnut cladding and plethora of energy saving devices.

Incorporating a lounge, table & chairs, double bed, shower, and fully fitted kitchen the structure offers everything the non-claustrophobic could want.

Illuminated via LED lights the building features an Ecodan air-source heat pump, cork flooring and 2m of head room.

Built as a technology demonstrator the home could contribute around £1,000 a year to its owners pockets through the sale of surplus energy back to the grid.

The cosy abode makes extensive use of wood
The cosy abode makes extensive use of wood
The southern facade and a mono pitched roof are encased in solar panels
The southern facade and a mono pitched roof are encased in solar panels

1 Comment

AF
#1 Posted by AF on 27 Apr 2011 at 13:57 PM
That is one of the ugliest buildings I have seen in a long time.It may well perform well ecologically but it sure as hell ain't pretty!

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