The Pod

I really like the simplicity of these little arched camping cabins. They are available as rentals in the UK. The idea is simply to have a comfortable place to stay indoors while enjoying the outdoors. Some have decks out front and others have wood stoves and electricity. Not all have beds, stoves, and power so be sure to ask if you decide to take a trip and rent a Pod for the night. For more information visit the pod website. I spotted the pods on materialicious first;  Justin has been on fire recently and has been posting a lot of great stuff.

7 comments

  1. E

    Not enough windows for me. I would also worry about only having one exit.
    Cute, tho.

  2. D

    EJ – the Pod was designed as a permanent replacement for tents in camp sites. They were designed for sleeping in not living in therefore they only require entrance doors & a rear window for airflow. You would be surprised with how light flows into the pod’s interior. They are supplied with black out blinds to provide a perfect sleeping atmosphere!
    With regards to your concern about only one exit – the main issues are; what are the prospects of a fire starting and if it does what are the risks to occupants. In short a fire would have to be deliberately or accidently started and would probably need an accelerant to establish. Should there be occupants in the Pod the single compartment means that ‘escape’ is immediate. Due to the containment of the steel roof it is unlikely that a fire in a burning Pod would be able to spread.
    Risk is managed through ‘rules and conditions of use’ on sites where cooking and naked flames in the Pod are banned etc.

    As an extra precaution all of our Pods built here in Ireland come wired for smoke & carbon monoxide alarm.

    Check out our website http://www.podsrieland.com
    The Pod™ design enjoys worldwide copyright and is UK registered design 4 001 582. Pods Ireland are only authorised distributor for the Pod™ in Ireland & Cisco Woodframe Homes are the only licensed Irish manufacturer of the Pod™.

  3. D

    Have you a catalogue detailing plans for a cluster arrangement and do you have a USA dealership/export center? Thanks

  4. D

    Dale,
    There is a Licensed manufacturer in Ontario. Canada. Guys name is Craig Kelley of http://www.algonquinpodcompany.com/en/
    Careful who you deal with – The Pod™ design enjoys worldwide copyright and is UK registered design 4 001 582. Pods are built by licensed manufacturers.
    I am the Licensed manufacturer & Distributor for the Irish market. If you want more info drop me an email through my website http://www.podsireland.com

  5. Hi Dale,

    You might want to check with the Pod folks directly at http://www.thepoduk.co.uk/

  6. J

    What a beautiful looking pod … I want to stay in one…. live in Bali and similar to traditional Lumbung design…. Could be put on stilts and have open area underneath

  7. D

    Janice, it’s similar to the traditional Lumbung design for sure. The Pod design is based on an ancient stone structure in Ireland called the Gallarus Oratory – check out our website http://podsireland.com/about.html
    there is a section: The Pod – where did it come from?

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