Kubed Responsible Modern Modular Living
Who We Are
Kubed Living is an innovative full service design and project coordination studio specializing in shipping container structures and sustainable living. Our focus is great design, meticulous coordination and personalized service, through all project phases. We are NOT fabricators. We work with fabricators, planning and building officials, general contractors, cabinet-makers, lenders, and engineers, across the country, to bring your vision from concept to reality.
We understand the unique challenges of shipping container design and construction
We have recently set up a joint venture with a fabricator in Mexico where we will be producing all our models. Our hope is to increase production capabilities, provide faster turnaround, greater pricing attainability while safeguarding the Kubed Living quality we are known for.
We offer an alternative to the conventional: modern, contemporary and modular. Our design solutions are within reach, support responsible living, and promote modern and graceful aesthetics. We strive to redefine the functionality and the experience of space through thoughtful design, original ideas and creative solutions.
The process begins with Design which includes site analysis, project conceptualization, design development, budget estimation and construction materials. This is the part where your vision comes alive!
All Kubed Living structures are Engineered so as to not only provide safety but also efficiency, cost management and waste reduction. This second phase of the process enables us to accurately forecast project costs.
The third stage of the process is Permitting; permitting of the structure occurs inside the factory with third party inspectors, while the permitting of all site-related components take place at local level.
Once building permits are in hand, our fabricators begin the Manufacturing process. This is where the shipping containers are modified into modular habitable structures with framing, insulation, electrical, plumbing, drywall and more. One of the most compelling arguments for in-factory construction is that fact that all Site Work can be done in parallel to the manufacturing process. While the home is being built in factory, the site is being developed, graded, utilities are tied in and the foundation is being installed.
Once out of the manufacturing process, the newly built modules are Delivered and Installed on the foundation and all services are tied in.
The final stage is the On-Site Finishes, which depend on client preferences and local regulations.
It is important for all who are reading this to understand that all markets around the US are different. There are some states or municipalities that allow the majority of the home to be built in factory, while others require a greater percent of site-build.
This discrepancy not only influences a project's price, it also affects how we tackle each project.
Kubed Living was born out of the desire to bring sustainable custom home living to the general public. Traditionally, building your own custom home was something available only to the affluent. Kubed Living now brings this opportunity to a much broader audience, through efficient design, lower pre-construction costs, value-engineering and cost-saving manufacturing techniques.
Our business model is unique. By partnering with trusted fabricators, engineers and general contractors we are able work with clients nationwide and abroad. Our partnership standards are high. We only work with those who share our commitment to sustainability, and quality.
Our success is also based on the personalized value we bring to each and every one of our client partnerships. We view every project as different. Whether large or small, each warrants the same level of attention and collaboration between our clients and our design team. This close partnership enables us to understand, interpret and transform your vision into modern, innovative and environmentally sensitive Kubed Living structures.
If designing is NOT your thing or not in your budget, our pre-designed structures, still allow you the opportunity to personalize your home and make it yours! Choose your flooring, cabinetry, fixtures , appliances, lighting, windows, doors, exterior colors and roof style. From our studio to our three bedroom, these homes have been carefully conceived for maximum efficiency, functionality and beauty.
On the other hand, if you are strive for custom container living and you prefer to take an active role in the design and modeling of your home or structure , then our custom design services may be just the thing for you! Our in-house design team, draftspeople and interior designers will create your new home specifically for your site, matching needs, budget and sustainable values. Design and finish options are limitless.
Our project coordination services are available to support our clients throughout the entire process- from design to move in. We also have available an "a la carte menu" so that you may choose only those services you require.
From container homes to small apartment buildings, and commercial structures, to innovative and cool backyard spaces such as pool houses, home gyms, home offices, ADUs, guest cottages and more- we do it all.
Come join us on a tour of our website so that you can discover what Kubed responsible, modern, modular Living is all about.