Solar-Powered Micro House Doesn’t Skimp on Home Comforts

The Cosmic One is a solar-powered microhouse that redefines the concept of compact living by offering luxurious home comforts in a small footprint. Available in various configurations, this prefabricated microhouse can function as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), a tiny house, or a full-time family home. The smallest model, showcased as a show home, measures 380 sq ft (35.3 sq m) and is designed more like an ADU than a typical tiny house. Its striking design includes a wood and steel finish with a distinctive sawtooth-like roofline, accessed via a sliding glass door leading to a deck area. Inside, the open living space features a sofa and a home office, with the option to convert the living area into a sleeping space using a sofa bed or Murphy bed due to the absence of a dedicated bedroom in this model.

Despite its small size, the Cosmic One boasts high-end materials and smart home technologies, such as oak and limestone finishes, polished chrome handles, a smartphone-controlled energy system, and Wi-Fi-connected lighting. The kitchen is impressively equipped with an oven, induction stove, sink, ample cabinetry, a Wi-Fi-connected fridge, and a dishwasher, all of which can be concealed behind multi-hinged doors. The bathroom includes a toilet, shower, and vanity sink, completing the home’s comprehensive amenities. Standard power comes from a roof-based solar panel and battery setup, with options for additional batteries and a greywater filtration system for full off-grid capability. Targeted at the premium segment of the tiny house market, the Cosmic One starts at $279,000 and is currently available only in California, with plans for broader distribution in the future.

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