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10 Portable Shelters and Pod Homes for Productive Living


If living simply is part of your journey
to happiness then we may have some ideas to help you out. This is Reacher with 10 incredible pod homes and portable shelters. Number Ten This nano home is perfect for
a person or couple wanting a starter home but their modularity allows them to
be arranged in many configurations to provide for multiple families as well.
The prefab design is built to buyer specifications then shipped to its
destination, where it can be used on, or off grid. The structures lightweight
requires no foundation which allows for it to be placed on any area at least 258
square feet in size using small footings or earth anchors. Each unit offers a 186
square foot living space with a 96 square foot loft for sleeping. Standard options include a kitchen area with a fold-out dining table, a bathroom and
shower, and an extra room in the back that can be used as a workspace or guest room. There’s also a covered deck that can be attached to provide for more
indoor/outdoor living. Prices currently range from $22,800 to $67,600, depending on the
size and amount of customization. Number Nine If you saw this structure sitting
out in the middle of a field, you might wonder if you’d stumbled upon a
long-lost dinosaur egg. This smart home is called the eco
capsule. It’s designed for up to two people, can be placed almost anywhere, and it’s self-sustainable. It’s made from an aluminum framework overlaid with
insulated fiberglass shells. The unique shape provides a usable 67.8 square foot floor area. It includes a kitchenette area, a folding bed, an extendable desk, and a full bathroom with a waterless toilet and handheld shower. Although it can be connected to normal sources of power and water, it also has
the ability for full off-grid living. the included 10-kilowatt hour battery is
charged by a solar panel providing up to eight hundred and eighty watts at peak
and a wind turbine that produces up to 750 watts of power day and night. Water can be from any source, such as rainwater, lakes, or rivers, where it’s
collected and filtered prior to use. Pricing has yet to be determined with a
scheduled production day sometime in 2018 Number Eight This handy little prefab is
the perfect distraction-free add-on to just about any home or business. The
simple cube-shaped design is made to be a permanent structure yet still be
mobile if needed. Each one is custom-made to the needs of the user and includes
LED lighting, a sound system, and climate control. The steel framework aluminum
composite and high quality insulation allow the pod to stay cool in the summer
and warm in the winter with minimal energy use. Additionally, the closed-cell
construction limits outside noise. They’re suitable for just about any type
of setting as they require no foundation. Setup can be done in as little as two
hours since very little on-site preparation is needed. There are four
sizes ranging from 52 square feet up to 184 square feet with prices starting at
$25,000. Number Seven This little sleeping capsule looks like something that Mork from Ork would have come to earth in. If you don’t know who that is, then pause
the video and look it up. The oval shape was inspired by the fruit of the bail Bob tree. The 13 foot long, six and a half foot wide structure is designed to be
used by up to two people. Each treehouse has three fixed windows two opening
windows and a hinged door. Options include a suspension kit, mosquito nets, a floor platform, a mattress with bedding, and shelves for storage. There’s also a
platform for ground installation if the user chooses. The manufacturer says that
Bayeux bed is easily transportable on a small trailer, but it weighs in at 992
pounds, so getting it up into a tree might not be something you’re gonna want to try too often. Number Six This tube-shaped enclosure is
actually a movable eco-hotel room. The desire claim to be inspired by organic
shapes in nature. As for what those were is beyond me,
but I’m just a guy doing YouTube videos. So what do I know? The base of the
structure employs an elevated set up to avoid interference with the ground as
much as possible. This is done strictly less than any damage that may be done
ecologically by the placement or removal of the unit. The interior includes a bed,
lounge area, and bathroom. A rainwater recycling system provides water for use
within the building. The body is made from modular components of steel and
wood with a slotted wood facade that helps to mitigate heat. A skylight runs
the length of the roof allowing for natural lighting throughout.
Additionally, the spherical windows at each end can open allowing access to a
deck area and promoting an indoor outdoor environment Hey everyone, don’t forget to hit that
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of all the latest videos from Minds Eye Video Number Five If you keep up with our
videos then you may have already seen stuff from this architect and just like
previous endeavors this one doesn’t fail and what it has to offer. The 480 square
foot aluminum monocoque structure has a fully open living area that includes a
bathroom and a shower, a fully fitted kitchen, and a bedroom area. Large glazed
sliding windows as well as multiple skylights maximize the use of natural
lighting and air flow while the aluminum walls have cavities that can accommodate
the electrical and air-conditioning systems. The structure gets its power
from solar panels, as well as being able to hook up to conventional utility
sources. It’s also suitable for commercial applications as well as
having a design that allows for it to be stacked to create a larger Tower shaped
structure if needed. Prices on this one start at around $65,000 Number Four I can’t even put into words how amazing this concept is but I’m actually going
to say some stuff about it just to contradict that last statement. This
entry is named Ami 1.0 and it’s made of two parts, a structure, and a vehicle, and
the coolest part. They’re both 3d printed Yeah, mind blown. This off-grid shelter is
one of many possibilities of what future living could and should be. It gets its
form from joining to C shaped modular panels made from a carbon fiber
reinforced polymer tensioned with steel rods. Those are then connected to create
a structure that measures 38 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 13 feet high. Power is
provided by solar panels and a battery within the enclosure. The vehicle has a
gas-powered generator but can also receive power from the structure when
not in use. This allows the shelter be separate from the power grid even at
peak demand. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing where this one goes. Number Three This structure is the
epitome of what a pod is. It’s round like an onion, flat on the bottom, and it has a
hinged door that opens upward, and there’s stuff inside it.
How’s that for simple? Each pod Zook is nine and a half feet in diameter and a
little over eight feet high. It’s made from curved plywood with an internal
plasterboard finish. A three foot 4-inch hinge polycarbonate roof dome helps
maximize natural light and ventilation in addition to the porthole windows.
Concrete foundation blocks are included to support the suspended timber flooring.
A 10-foot long semicircular desk runs along the wall. Electrical data and
phone outlets are included, as well as lighting, and a panel heater. Each pod is
built to customer specifications with choices of shingles, drawers, and shelving,
and floor coverings. Pricing will run about $32,000 to $40,000 depending on
customizations. Number Two This structure has great flexibility in its usage due
in part to the large open floor plan. It’s reasonable pricing and quality
workmanship are an added bonus. The building’s aluminum base and wood siding
along with its deck area provide an exterior which strikingly contrasts to
simple yet modern elegance contained within. Large sliding glass doors open up
to a room with timber flooring, inset wall shelves, and a desk running the
length of the wall. A rear window, skylight, and full height frameless
window help provide natural light throughout. Natural insulation as well as
underfloor heating help maintain temperature control. The light pod comes
in two sizes, a 144 square foot option, and a 185 square foot option, with
pricing at thirty-two thousand dollars and thirty-six thousand one hundred
dollars respectively. Number One This final entry on our list
looks like it could be part of the living quarters on Mars,
assuming ol muskie is interested in style, as well as functionality. The
structure is formed out of a fiberglass monocoque body covered with an ultra-thin layer of Italian marble. It’s roughly fourteen and a half feet wide
and 29 feet long with a shape like a standing drop of water. It stands about
three feet off the ground with access provided by a ramp that leads to a
hinged door that raises upward. The interior is expansive and can be set up
in a variety of configurations to accommodate different uses. Large windows
allow views of the surrounding environment as well as the night sky.
Semi-transparent solar panels provide energy as well as the option for
standard electrical connections. Who knows maybe you’ll see one of these
serving as a comfy little eco lounge in your local park at the next concert or
festival. Hey guys, this is Cassie. I hope you guys
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