Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tiny, portable prefab cube shelters in medieval French town

Uploaded by on Nov 30, 2011

They're just 3 meters (9.8 feet) by 3 meters and just about as high. They'd make great tiny homes, but these portable cube prefabs- they can be moved on a flatbed (in 2 parts) and installed with a forklift- are being used across France as rural hotels.

Carré d'étoiles translates to "Box of stars" and this vacation prefab was designed for stargazing, with a large domed skylight just feet above the lofted bed.

It's less than 100 square feet, but it sleeps four (platform and sofa beds) and includes a full kitchen, sitting area, a bathroom, a shower, plus storage and shelving.

In this video, Caroline of the Carrés d'étoiles de la Paleine in Le Puy-Notre-Dame, France shows us her star cubes.

Music credit: "Parisian" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

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