Startup company Jupe, founded by ex-IBM project manager Jeff Wilson, has just unveiled its futuristic-looking cosmos-inspired urban escape pods that was created by designers from Tesla, SpaceX, and Airbnb. At $17,500 USD, this minimalist prefab shelter can be setup just about anywhere and is made of interconnected aluminum masts support its geometric shape reminiscent of an interstellar shuttle. For added safety, the sides are all made from fire-resistant canvas. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Despite measuring just 111-square-feet, the interior feels very roomy, complete with 11 foot-tall ceilings. This means there’s enough room for a queen-sized bed, desk, chair, ottoman, and other small gadgets. Its wood flooring also opens up to reveal storage cubes that offer 38-cubic-feet of space, while the front window can be opened for panoramic views of wherever you may be setup. On the technology side, there’s solar panels up top, a 200 Ah battery system, WiFi router, dimmable LED lighting and a Sonos speaker with Alexa.
The desire to get out of the cities that we’ve seen over the past decade and the acceleration of that trend during the pandemic has drained short-term stay inventory for those that want to experience nature. Further, the recent success of the IPOs in this space and the off-the-charts demand to ‘stay close’ make the timing for short-term stay products like Jupe impeccable,” said Wilson.