Log Pod

by Christina Nellemann on December 17th, 2012. 15 Comments
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A few years ago, Kent covered the Pod, an innovative and mobile tiny house designed primarily for camping. Another company in the United Kingdom has upped the ante on this type of building with the Log Pod, a portable wooden structure that comes in two beautiful designs. The Log Pod can be used as an office, mediation or retreat space, in a campsite or as a tiny house.

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The company designs and sells two different designs: the Log Pod and the Gothic Pod. The Log Pod has an angular roof and is 11 feet by 7.6 feet, and because of its raised foundation can be placed on slopes, uneven ground or even in flood prone areas. It has a 4 foot deep covered porch with a glass door in the front and a rear fire escape rear window. Lights and electricity come standard. The Gothic Pod has an arched roof and curved interior lines. It’s the same size and has the same amenities as the Log Pod, and it is wheelchair accessible.

Both buildings are built for year round living and each have a lifespan of at least 25 years. Nearly every part of a Log Pod is biodegradable or recyclable and all the timber elements are manufactured from sustainable sources. The wall and floor insulation is Rockwool which is made from rocks that have been super heated and spun like cotton candy. Options include a solar panel pack and various roofing options including overlapping and interlocking 6″ Featheredge boards.

A standard Log Pod costs about £5,250 or about $8,200 and a standard Gothic Pod costs about £5,750 or $9,000. Delivery is only within the UK, but a Log Pod can be collected from the factory at no charge.

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Photos courtesy of Log Pod

 

15 Responses to “Log Pod”

  1. These are so cute. I wish they were available in the U.S. It says they are for year-round living, meaning it has a kitchen and bathroom? Or does that just mean its well insulated? Would be nice to see a few more photos of the inside.

  2. Lukas says:

    They look great. You can check on their website more pictures (see Gallery): http://www.thelogpod.co.uk/
    Using them for as a tiny house would be challenge, as these models are much smaller than others with a footprint of 11′ by 7.5′ and a lower height.

    But at least finally seeing something coming up here in Europe!

  3. alice h says:

    There’s an interesting variation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUR40zh6ynU

  4. et says:

    More windows, please!

    • Christina says:

      I agree. I think site and solar orientation is key with this type of structure.

      • Kathy Violette says:

        I too would like to know about the bathroom situation and yes, would love to see more windows in the small house – but even more than that, would love to hear more about the solar needed to run this building as I am in the process of building a campground and would love to have these tiny houses for renting, but more than that, everything I will be doing will be run off solar, wind and water power as I am in the middle of now where and of course, there is no electricity that is remotely close to where my land is – where can I find more information about the solar that is needed and how many panels and size of panels that I would need to have one unit be self sufficient for ppl to rent these units?

  5. Howard says:

    I will build your custom micro-house for you.I can build and truck or on site. Build on wheels with no permit.

  6. Carolyn B says:

    Thanks for noting wheelchair accessibility.

  7. stpauligirl says:

    I agree – its wonderful that it’s well chair accessible. Lovely little house!

  8. Love the cute and curvy cabin …

  9. Susan Juetten says:

    Like them set side-by-side as a total home. It seems like you could rather easily add a kitchen to one pod, however bathroom amenities would still be an issue for an actual living space.

  10. Webster Phreaky says:

    You’d be FAR better off just buying a travel trailer that’s a bit bigger, has a REAL Kitchen and Johnny with Shower and REAL beds and I’ll bet the price is the same. Plus a trailer made of Aluminum and Fiberglass will last a hell of a lot longer. Haven’t run across metal and fiberglass eating Termites yet.

  11. Christine Ferguson says:

    Solar panel pack..? Where oh where to purchase please? In UK or Malaga Spain. Ta!

    You did a great job of those! Christine

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