POD HOMES FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
Small prefabricated homes or ‘pod homes’, have been inspiring designers around the world and tempting those looking for a back-to-basics weekend retreat or backyard haven. They present an alternative to traditional construction methods and incorporate off-site manufacturing techniques to create efficient retreats. Built faster with great precision and less waste they resonate with Modscape’s modular method of construction.
Architecturally designed ‘pods’ are a modern take on the granny flat. Sound uninspiring? Well the following aesthetically-pleasing pod homes are sure to delight and inspire.
Ecocapsule – ecocapsule.sk
With energy costs rising, more and more people are seeking ways to make their homes more energy efficient or even self-sufficient. The Ecocapsule harnesses solar and wind power and includes a rechargeable battery that can last four days should the renewable sources fail. The form is a nod to futuristic design and said to minimise heat loss.
Ark Shelter – ark-shelter.com
For many living off grid in a stunning locale is a wonderful dream. The Ark Shelter pod home can be installed in even the most remote locations to suit far-flung parcels of land. The self-sufficient cabin is prefabricated from durable timber and includes wind turbines, solar power and rainwater collection capabilities.
3D-Printed SOM Shelter – som.com
Taking eco-living into the future is architectural firm, SOM Architects, who have proposed a highly energy-efficient, 3D-printed shelter that can be ‘printed’ on site. It even comes with its own solar-powered vehicle – also 3D-printed.
ALPOD – aluhouse.com
The ALPOD prefabricated structure is made from lightweight aluminium so it can be moved wherever needed and recycled at the end of its life. They are easily stacked on top of each other to create high-rise buildings and are great for building on rooftops in dense urban locations.
NOVA Portable Office Pod – workandco.co.za
It’s technically not a pod home, but the innovative pod office, NOVA, represents a transient and small-living lifestyle that is synonymous with pod homes. The NOVA mobile office pod supports the flexible working needs of the modern nomad with fast wifi, a minibar and a daily changing view. The solar-powered co-working pod can be transported to picturesque locations around the city and countryside.
Minimod – minimod.com.br
Minimod proposes an innovative, intelligent and sustainable alternative of dwelling. Designed with flexibility in mind, Minimod sports an adaptive interior layout and finish options. The prefabricated pod home can easily be transformed to adapt to client’s lifestyles, budget and site by the addition or subtraction of pods.
These pod homes not only represent inspired design, they present an alternative to traditional construction methods. Based on prefab plug and play logics, pods homes incorporate off-site manufacturing techniques to create efficient retreats. Built faster with greater precision and less waste they resonate with Modscape’s modular method of construction.
To tick the box on Australian-made, custom-designed, eco-friendly and off-site construction, check out our modular homes.