Weekender: Home in a Cube

This $60,000 units would include a basic bedroom — complete with a pullout bed — a bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

Cubitat, a collaboration between developer Urban Capital of Toronto and the design firm Nichetto Studio, based in Sweden and Italy, is another entry into the “micro living” niche market where less square footage means more efficient living. Each cube is 10 feet high, 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep, and is meant to be a home you place within a home.

Each wall contains one of four fundamentals for living:

  • Complete kitchen.
  • Storage and laundry area.
  • Bedroom with pullout bed.
  • Entry to a bathroom placed within the cube.

The “plug-and-play” cube spares nothing. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, a range with an oven, and a sink. The bathroom features a shower stall, toilet, sink and storage. And the bed pulls out from a wall unit with its headboard facing a TV so you can watch telly in bed. Everything is wired and plumbed, so buyers only need to hook up the cube to existing utilities and drains.