Set it up at the ski slope or on the beach.
There are many who dream about a cottage, but the investment costs. Both land prices and cottage prices have risen sharply, and for many, cabin dams can get into smoke before it is sometimes close to being met.
Maybe your own little cabin can now be within range.
Technical Weekly Magazine writes about the smart micro-cabins POD House.
Swiss Robust Outdoor Brands (ROB GmbH) stands behind the prefabricated micro house POD-House.
The houses, which have attracted a lot of attention, are now available to everyone after prototypes have been tested and optimized since 2003.
– POD combines design, architecture, comfort and convenience, explains one of the designers behind the mini-house, Urs Welti, to Bonytt. no.
– In short, it’s a micro-home that, in theory, can be placed anywhere, whether it’s in the middle of the city or the back garden, or, if you wish, like a cabin in the woods.
The POD house comes in different sizes. According to Welti, the houses have a gross area of 7.68 square meters. The difference lies in the design.
For over 60. 000 Norwegian kroner you can buy the easiest POD house. If you spend a few dollars, you can get a slightly differently designed house, which also has a platting ahead of 3.6 square meters. The roof height inside the houses is 2.18 meters at the highest.
Guest House or Mini Cabin
The cabin’s front can be opened to nature
According to Welti, a POD house is the perfect guesthouse, and a great addition to any home.
– The robust, durable construction, made of FSC certified wood only, comes fitted and can be used immediately, he says.
And according to the designer, there is no problem staying in a POD in the cold Norwegian winter:
– The houses have good insulation in the floors and walls, and both doors and windows are double so that if it’s never so cold, you can be sure you’re well and warm inside.
Campsite of the Future
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Pilot projects with three POD houses have been running for a while, and since December last year, the three models have been exhibited and used at the campsite of the hotel and the Waldhaus Flims resort in Switzerland.
– We are looking forward to this as the future of sustainable tourism, Welti explains about POD house.
– These houses have few or no consequences for the environment in which they are located, and we therefore believe that cabins and hotels like this will be of great importance. This is the camping of the future.
– The POD houses have been located in a small forest near the campsite, explains Welti to Bonytt. no.
– And the houses have attracted a lot of attention both from guests at the campsite and not least from passers-by. Everyone will try to stay overnight in a POD.
But is it comfortable in such a small space?
– The houses are reduced to the most important features, but radiate both warmth and security.
How to do a good cottage purchase now
– It should be an experience to stay in a POD.
According to designers, it is also possible to upgrade the POD houses individually.
– Yes, if you wish, it is possible to upgrade the house, for example, an extension that gives more space and larger living space, or to install both electricity and solar heating, explains Urs Welti.
And according to the manufacturer’s web pages, LED lighting and extra ventilation can be added.
For more information or ordering:
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All POD houses will finish the cable to use a solar panel that can also be ordered at an additional cost. The panel produces power into a fan, which you can easily customize and adjust to the desired level of heating.
– With this compact system, you use the solar power to warm up, Welti explains about POD House.
– The panel and fan meet the minimum heating requirements, and works very well in our experience.
Price and installation on request.
And if you want to buy your own POD, start the smallest model of CHF 9,900, that’s a little over 60. 000 Norwegian kroner.
When ordering, POD House can be shipped to all over the world and will be ready to be installed where you may want it. Price on shipping on request for Robust Outdoor Brands.
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