Flat-Packed Home

Want a small, solar-powered home that goes anywhere? Look no further than the POD-Idladla. This compact prefab home for two features a modular nano design that’s powered by solar energy, and can even be customized off-site to your specifications. The minimalist mobile pod ships flat-pack and can be assembled onsite quickly. Unlike its predecessor, this model features an opaque metal siding (replaced the clear plexiglass walls) and a modular design. Up top, you’ll find a pitched roof that maximizes solar potential with room with panels installed. The white and mint green-painted facade reflect the harsh sun to keep the interior cool, while multiple openings and operable concertina doors offer natural ventilation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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“The interior, mostly painted white and punctuated by pops of color and wooden surfaces, features tall ceilings and includes an upper loft level accessible via ladder. The kitchen, office, bathroom, and dining/living area are located on the first floor, while the bed is placed in the loft. Storage compartments line the walls and folding furniture maximizes the use of space. The POD-Idlala is currently on show at the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park and will soon be available for sale in South Africa. Price estimates put the tiny mobile home between R200,000 to R700,000 (USD$15,765 – $55,175) depending on the amount of customization,” reports Inhabitat.