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    May 06, 2011 3:33 PM GMT

    A tour of the Cube from Mike Page on Vimeo.



    I think its a look in the right direction but can people actually live in such a small space. I would feel like I was walking into a coffin...
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    May 06, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    Interesting. I'm sure there are tens of millions of people on the planet who would think they'd died and gone to heaven to be living in that.
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    May 06, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    I love it ....
    Such a great example of efficiency ....icon_smile.gif
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    May 06, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    I prefer living in small spaces. Our apartment is 367 square feet that houses two people and a new puppy. We are very comfortable here and I can't imagine living elsewhere (plus it's rent stabilized). Pretty much every item in our apartment does double duty.
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    May 06, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    lissenup saidI prefer living in small spaces. Our apartment is 367 square feet that houses two people and a new puppy. We are very comfortable here and I can't imagine living elsewhere (plus it's rent stabilized). Pretty much every item in our apartment does double duty.


    Same thing here ......
    My unit in Florida is a 500 square feet one bedroom , and my other one in Australia is approximately the same size .... I also enjoy camping in my 22ft off-road trailer , and do spend plenty of time in an aircraft cabin .....,lol..
    Small enclosed spaces have a homely feel to me , but when i am outside i love vast open lands the one you can find outside the cities in America and Australia .....
    Not a city-boy for sure ...Hahaha..
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    May 06, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    I guess I have just never lived in a big city. I am used to being able to go sit on the front porch in my skivvies and being able to do a cartwheel in every room except the bathroom (because seriously, who does cartwheels in their bathroom nowadays, that would just be silly).
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    May 06, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
    Reminds me of this apartment:


    I think it's totally cool, it would be interesting to see what it would be like to live in the cube for a week.
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    May 06, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    I work in a cube, I don't want to live in one too
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    May 07, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Honeydew saidI guess I have just never lived in a big city. I am used to being able to go sit on the front porch in my skivvies and being able to do a cartwheel in every room except the bathroom (because seriously, who does cartwheels in their bathroom nowadays, that would just be silly).


    I've live in a town with less than 100 people and now live in New York. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. However, I love big cities and can't imagine living elsewhere. One thing people forget is how many parks there are in New York. If I want some green space, I can walk a couple of blocks or hop on the train and go to Central Park or Prospect Park. I can also hop in a car or take the train somewhere rural very quickly.

    One key element for me is my neighborhood and my neighbors. I took our new puppy out for the third time yesterday and wound up talking to one neighbor a about 10 minutes and then three other neighbors standing by the stoop talking. I also know the people in various stores.

    Having a cute puppy also makes people come up to me and start talking, and I've already had some great random conversations. So, even though I live in a hugely populated city my neighborhood makes it feel like a small town.

    People who visit the city and only know the tourist areas don't usually get to see what New York is really like (and New Yorkers are much more friendly out of the tourist spots).
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    May 07, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    I used to draw up things like this with an ex - he always was going to build one, but never finished. I thought that 2.5 or 3 meters was about the right size, but a lot of people are fixed on 8-foot wide conex boxes, which are easy to transport, but a real pain unless you're going to move them every month.

    I thought that the way to go with these things is to be more modular than this example. You should be able to link them together to make larger spaces as needed.
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    May 07, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    Ive seen whole families in apartments of a square metre and a half in Paris
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    May 07, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I love this kind of stuff. I'm not sure if I would want to live in one, but I bet if they built an entire building full of these, and sold them at a ridiculously low and affordable price in major metropolitan areas, they would sellout immediately. Affordable and, more importantly, functional living spaces are the wave of the future.
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    May 07, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    I would love for the person who buys one and has a cat to write a review I'm sure the entire place would smell like kitty litter.
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    May 08, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidI would love for the person who buys one and has a cat to write a review I'm sure the entire place would smell like kitty litter.


    I could never understand people who suggested we get a cat in our tiny apartment. I like cats but couldn't stand having a stinky litterbox - unless I trained the cat to use the toilet.
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    May 08, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    I would die if I had to live in such a small space
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    May 08, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    Some small home plans have been around for decades.
    I helped build one for a friend's get-away and he moved there full time after retirement.


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