This is the Eco Pod model by Pod Space, a British company that designs and prefabricated garden structures. You can use them as guests houses, micro homes, home offices, garden sheds, or anything else you can think of.
In this case you’ll see that this Eco Pod is designed to be used as a backyard home office because there’s a living area with a comfortable couch to relax and rejuvenate in while on the other side is the office area with desks and chairs. Although I can think of a few ways to turn this structure into a livable tiny home with a few modifications, how about you? Share your redesign ideas in the comments below. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!
Modern Eco Pod Tiny House by Pod Space
Images © Pod-Space.co.uk
Images © Pod-Space.co.uk
Learn more: http://pod-space.co.uk/pods/eco-pod
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This looks very nice, though it doesn’t say what the sf are.
I’m researching buying a 1/2 acre lot and putting the minimum sized house the zoning will allow. In my area, that appears to be 800sf. I’m looking at options like the Blu House, (https://www.bluhomes.com/origin). Problem is, it’s $210,000 for the 1200sf version, (there’s no 800sf option), and the calculator shows that full cost to install would be almost $500,000 – not including the land!! That’s with the attached garage option, but that’s only $75,000 of that. So for $425,000 plus the land, I’m looking at around $600,000. For that kind of money I could buy a full sized house in a decent neighborhood even in the SF Bay Area! These prefab houses just cost way too much. They’re clearly geared at people with money. Where are the houses geared towards people of modest means? I did find a cabin or two, but they were close to $100k, and once you factor in the wiring, plumbing, foundation, septic, and land, you’re looking at least $300k – and that’s not including permits, which are probably $30k. It’s also not including decent cabinets or any appliances. Add another $10k, at least.
It’s tough to go small in this country. Very tough. You have to own the land, and if you can afford that, you can probably afford to just buy a “regular” house.
Cheaper options are out there, you just have to do a lot of research. There are a lot of companies that build tiny/small homes now; some will sell you the blueprints, the kit, the shell, or the finished product, depending on what you want. Search for places that are in your general area to cut down on shipping cost to your property. The PNW has a ton of places to choose from, although they tend to be a little pricier. The east coast (I’m looking for companies that are in or near North Carolina) has a bunch of options too. Amish Cabins (in KY), for instance, have some lovely log cabin homes, and even the deluxe finished versions are less than $50,000. You do have to pay for shipping and plumbing/electrical hookups, and provide your own appliances, but that’s to be expected in most any home you might buy. There are micro, tiny, small home builders and plan sellers all over the place – just get on the Internet and start hunting and price comparing. Don’t give up just because the trendy and pricy companies caught your eye first with their bigger marketing budget.
Also give Rich’s Portable Cabins a look, Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins, Molecule Tiny Homes, Mountain Recreation Log Cabins, Wishbone Tiny Homes, Freedom Yurt Cabins, Brevard Tiny House, the Minim house…or do your own research based on your location.
If you’re upset that you have to factor in the cost of buying a piece of land to build your home on, well…that’s been the way it is for potential homeowners for millennia, after all. Consider renting instead, if your budget doesn’t stretch to a bit of land and a house too. Just get a tiny house built and find a place to park it (rental space can sometimes be found on Craigslist, or ask around among friends who might have some room on their property), or look outside the city limits where you are and see if you can find land that doesn’t have the 800sf restriction, and then go smaller. See if you can find any “intentional living” communities in your area. Consider going in with like minded tiny/small housers and buying a larger property to share.
In short, It Can Be Done. Make it so. Good luck.
Reading about tiny homes and what pod up….. Gun nuts!! Lol, merica.
Office or home…where’s the bathroom?
In the main house, I presume, as this is set up as a garden office. There are some interesting options for cabins, garden offices etc that could be rejigged as tiny homes, but often you would need to put additional walls etc in to create a bathroom.
I am in France at the moment and have seen some lovely cabins on http://www.touschalets.com. In a few years we may build one of these on our potager. Some come with bathrooms and a staircase – when I am in my 60s I would prefer a staircase to a ladder! Or maybe a single storey cabin would be better. We have only just cleared the land and we need to,wait and see how noisy the metalworking workshop that is being built next door to our plot turns out to be. If it is too noisy, we have the option of our half an acre field less than a mile away from our small holiday house. Here in our part of rural Charente, France, building land is about €7/square metre, so a lot of people build their own homes. On the development in the local village the homes are small-medium sized single storey.
Hello, From my personal experience, no matter what age you are now, age 60 will happen in about a month. It’s like >>whoa-a<<, I'm HOW old?
Yes, 60 creeps up….strange, as in my head I am still 21!
If a home, needs a kitchen too.
I noticed that also Deadrock in the post not long ago about the Amish cabin- compared to others it was built more quickly, cheaper, and more square feet than others..try Pacific Yurts also…
Pacific Yurts look lovely Susanne, thanks for the reference! My only concern is they don’t appear to be meant as a permanent structure – temporary or vacation housing only. But I bet they last long enough (and are inexpensive enough) for someone to live in while they make plans, save money, and get around to putting up their final resting place (as it were!).
I’m looking for a cabin for my vacation home in south of France. I have seen some nice cabins on https://www.direct-abris.com/
Does anyone know this website? It looks reliable.