We've seen some tiny houses before, but the University of Hertfordshire's Cube Project pushes the limits of how much ecologically sound living space you can cram into 27 cubic meters. Is this eco-home a harbinger of a boxy future?

Here are the Cube's specs:

Constructed from a variety of sustainable materials, the Cube provides everything that a single person (or two friendly people) might need. Within its 27 cubic metres it includes a lounge, with a table and two custom-made chairs, a small double bed (120cm wide), a full-size shower, a kitchen (with energy-efficient fridge, induction hob, re-circulating cooker hood, sink/drainer, combination microwave oven and storage cupboards), a washing machine, and a composting toilet. Lighting is achieved by ultra-efficient LED lights, and the Cube is heated using an Ecodan air-source heat pump, with heat being recovered from extracted air. It has cork flooring and there is two-metre head height throughout.

Furthermore, the Cube is designed to generate as much energy annually as it uses. Check out the above video of Hertfordshire's Dr. Mike Page taking a cameraman for a tour of the home.

[Spotted on Neatorama]