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185 Sq. Ft. Tall Tiny House: Prefab/Flat-Pack POD-iDLADLA

You are looking at the POD-iDladla micro house. It’s a prefab POD concept designed to be cheap to build, easy to ship, and easy to set up.

This tiny home is designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida while the interior is designed by Dokter and Misses. The home offers just 185 sq. ft. of space inside or 221 sq. ft. if you include the outdoor deck. When you go inside you’ll notice the kitchen and upstairs sleeping loft right away. The high ceilings help make the loft space more roomy than most other tiny homes featured here.

Since it’s a flat pack prefab design, you can easily ship it anywhere (kind of like IKEA furniture). The designer even included the possibility of moving in mind. So essentially you can flat pack it and take it with you to another plot of land if need be. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? What are your thoughts? Crazy or cool? Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

185 Sq. Ft. Tall Tiny House: Prefab/Flat-Pack POD-iDLADLA


Images © pod-idladla.com/mblife.co.za/Brett Rubin




Images © pod-idladla.com/mblife.co.za/Brett Rubin

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Avatar Karen R July 9, 2015, 3:22 pm

    Very attractive, but it needs to be located in a very mild climate.

  • Avatar Karen R July 9, 2015, 3:24 pm

    Hit “send” too quickly . . .is there a bathroom? What is beneath the bedroom?

  • Avatar Karen R July 9, 2015, 3:28 pm

    Ah . . .there IS a bath, but no living area, BUT additional pods can be added and configurations changed, per the website. This is looking better and better!

  • Avatar Mary Henss July 9, 2015, 4:06 pm

    The slant of the roof pours rainwater onto the deck The awning is not meant to stop it..should the slant go in the other direction? Just a thought..I live in Florida..we have a LOT of rain in the early summer!

    • Avatar Candide33 July 9, 2015, 6:38 pm

      That is exactly what I was going to comment on. A heavy rain with nothing to slow it down would soon be a lake at the front door…or under it.

      • Avatar KLM July 11, 2015, 1:29 pm

        Gutters seem an obvious answer. Possibly filling a cistern to save far watering a garden.

    • Avatar Jennifer July 12, 2015, 3:06 pm

      I agree! I live in an area of heavy snow. Imagine standing there trying to unlock ur front door and swoosh! Your neck is broken by the weight of the snow falling on u.

    • Avatar Dave March 8, 2016, 5:57 pm

      There is a break in the roof line just above the door, it looks like a gutter system to me, but who knows. Even so, I’m not sure it would handle the volume coming off that roof. And where are the solar panels? Hahaha.

  • Avatar Deadrock July 9, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Horses held, everyone…this isn’t available outside of South Africa. Fun as heck to look at for ideas, though!

    • Avatar Varenikje July 10, 2015, 3:31 am

      Well, I still think that water from the roof will end up on or under the deck. Even if the whole thing is in South Africa.

  • Avatar Lynnette July 9, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Alex, it’s CRAZY COOL!!!

    • Avatar dea July 10, 2015, 2:59 pm

      Crazy-cool is right! this is fun!

    • Avatar Fergy March 8, 2016, 9:40 pm

      Wonderful. An IKEA style house. Definitely not for everyone, but perfect for many people in many situations. I love the creative concept.

  • Avatar rebecca July 9, 2015, 7:42 pm

    You cannot order this unless you live in South Africa.

  • Avatar Jody July 10, 2015, 7:34 pm

    Very cool!

  • Avatar M July 10, 2015, 11:46 pm

    Was thinking those bins in the kitchen…take down..put in car..unload groceries from cart directly into appropriate bins…drive home…replace bins…done!

    • Avatar Dave March 8, 2016, 5:49 pm

      That’s a great observation and thought, M. You sure don’t need a tiny house to implement that idea!

  • Avatar M July 10, 2015, 11:56 pm

    Idea #2: instead of queen bed in middle of loft make a settee out of two thirty by eighty by six inch foam on a platform that folds out into a queen at night similar to a trailer. If against wall might allow for a couple small chair type items and maybe one of those coffee tables that rises into a dining table…dinner for four…after you raise the food up tree house style in a basket on a rope! Lol. But seriously, the loft could do double duty as living room/bedroom as roof is so high.

  • Avatar M July 11, 2015, 12:01 am

    Considering remarks on porch covering. The canopy appears bowed to shed water and decking is spaced and elevated to drain.

  • Avatar Adina Hirschmann July 11, 2015, 7:15 am

    Put two back-to-back, with openings through the walls on both levels,, and there’ll be enough room for a living area, dining room and a full bath. Cool concept.

  • Avatar kip July 14, 2015, 5:02 pm

    cute but they only ship throughout south africa.

  • Avatar Macktolien July 15, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Where and how can I get this??.this was made for me!!!

    • Avatar Varenikje July 16, 2015, 12:05 am

      See above.

  • Avatar Jesse July 17, 2015, 1:22 am

    How much would this cost (without shipping)?

  • Avatar lionel July 18, 2015, 12:56 pm

    Very attractive design in and out. But excellent comments from readers too about functionality and weather limits! It seems to me also that this box may not be located on a windy spot even if well anchored to the ground. Multiple pods installation may be a solution for functionnal use, living and wind bracing.

  • Avatar Eric July 20, 2015, 8:28 pm

    Looks like living on a boat…

  • Avatar gianni July 23, 2015, 10:33 am

    Wow!!!! I loved it!! The light colors really make it look very spacious!
    Too bad it isn’t available in the USA. GREAT DESIGN!
    Alex, you are awesome!

  • Avatar Hudson November 19, 2015, 6:13 pm

    Are there no bugs or mosquitoes in South Africa?

  • Avatar Theo November 20, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Good Lord. About as impracticable as they get. I would definitely not be interested, no matter where it is.

  • Avatar kathy March 8, 2016, 3:14 pm

    LOVE IT…..how much

  • Avatar Ann March 8, 2016, 4:58 pm

    Nice. If you look closely, there is a ridge of some kind going across the bottom of the roof, so I guess rain water would go to either side of the house instead of onto the porch. Loft looks like it’s tall enough to stand in, but older folks would need real stairs rather than ladders to get up there. Some good ideas, though.

  • Avatar Kimberly March 8, 2016, 11:37 pm

    It’s a nice temporary shelter and place to live – I’d take it!!

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