Straight out of the good, sustainable suburbs of an extraterrestrial future, the Nestron Dice Two X is a step towards the following era of modular dwelling. In comparison with different Nestron Cubes, it has additional house and big-time views (of Earth, Mars or elsewhere) out of enormous home windows and skylights. All this ultramodern tiny residence must assist good but easy dwelling is a scenic slice of alpine, coastal, rural, or cosmic land.
Nestron’s Dice collection has come a good distance since we first appeared on the single-room C1 shelter pod again in January 2020. Not everybody is able to go all in on a studio-style tiny abode of a mere 156 sq. ft (14.5 sq m), so the Dice household has since grown to incorporate the $59,000+ three-/four-person Dice Two and now the Dice Two X (C2X), which provides 30 p.c extra dwelling house over the Two for a 377-square foot (35-sq m) ground plan.
Singapore-headquartered Nestron stretches the C2X an additional 4.3 ft (1.3 m) over the Two, giving it a 32.8-foot (10-m) width. The peak stays regular at 10.2 ft (3.1 m), whereas the depth expands by 4 inches (10 cm) to 11.5 ft (3.5 m). The added width is noticeable instantly and helps the mixture of floor-to-ceiling window, double entrance doorways and lengthy, landscape-style image window. The broader doorway makes it simpler to maneuver massive objects out and in.
What a Nestron prefab mini-home lacks in outright residential measurement, it makes up for in smart-home comfort. Nestron equips the C2X normal with digital locks, electrical blinds, motion-sensing lights and a digital music participant, providing many extra good options by means of its choices sheet. Examples of non-compulsory add-ons embrace good mirrors, wall-mounted tablets, good kitchen home equipment, a sensible bathroom, automated sliding doorways, and even good furnishings and structural parts. Occupants can use the good facilities on their very own or combine them collectively by way of a platform like Google Residence or Amazon Alexa. Nestron can also be working by itself “Canny” AI system to ship a extra full, built-in good residence expertise that advantages Dice dwellers from wake-up alarm to bedtime.
The dearth of a home basis for the C2X is actually one thing to be cautious of when you dwell in an space liable to pure catastrophe, however Nestron says it developed the insulated, galvanized steel-framed construction with earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons in thoughts. It additionally gives personalized fortification options for purchasers who need or require one thing extra.
So far as its eco-friendly claims, Nestron explains that 90 p.c of the supplies used to construct its houses are recyclable on the finish of a Dice’s lifecycle. And with a 50-year structural guarantee, Nestron doesn’t intend for Cubes to hit the recycling plant within the close to time period.
To additional encourage sustainable dwelling, Nestron gives off-grid options like photo voltaic/battery electrical programs and composting bathrooms. The Dice houses will also be hooked as much as the native sewer, water, fuel and/or electrical infrastructure based on constructing rules.
Nestron gives the Dice Two X in one- and two-bedroom ground plans, every with the bed room(s), an eat-in-style kitchen with sink and small eating space, a dry lavatory with bathe, bathroom, sink and water heater, a lounge with couch, and an entryway. Storage cupboards, closets and cabinets function all through. Out there choices embrace in-floor heating, an induction cooktop, a single- or double-door fridge, a projection leisure system and a washer. A mechanical/electrical closet organizes practical gear and elements in a single out-of-the-way location on the rear of the house.
The 18,000-lb (8,000-kg) Dice Two X launched for preorder final week at promotional pricing beginning at $98,000. That feels like fairly a break from the $336,900 median 2020 gross sales value of a brand new single-family US residence, however these houses have a median measurement of two,333 sq. ft, based on knowledge from the US Census Bureau, seven instances the scale of the Dice C2X. And the C2X price ticket doesn’t embrace choices, customizations, hookup prices and different extras, to not point out the land essential to drop it on.
Nestron ships worldwide, delivering every residence as a single full unit with built-in furnishings and gear.
You possibly can take a 2.5-minute digital tour of the one-bedroom Dice 2 X within the video clip beneath or head to the photograph gallery to go it at your personal tempo. The 2-bedroom video may be discovered on Nestron’s YouTube web page.
C2X 1 BEDROOM VERSION PREVIEW