Meet the Future of Tiny House Living: A Transforming Mobile Pop-Up Micro Home
In the rapidly-changing world that we live in, there’s a lot to be said for versatility and adaptability these days. That’s why a transforming container home like the “G-Pod” is such a brilliant idea! It’s totally eco-friendly and mobile, and it can adapt to any kind of landscape, weather, or living situation. Oh yeah, and it’s a tiny house too! We’ve all heard of the incredible things builders have been doing with recycled shipping containers lately, right? It’s just so amazing how creative people can be with these very basic building blocks, designing elaborate – yet easy-to-assemble – homes with them. Home that are sturdy, weatherproof, and possibly even bulletproof! And now, designer Dan Sparks has taken shipping containers to the next level with the G-pod “Dwell”, this incredible new mobile pop-up micro home.
Sparks and his G-pod company take “going green” very seriously. The outer casing of this G-pod is made from what he calls an “up-cycled” standard ISO shipping container while the inside is comprised solely of organic and sustainable elements. Basically, this tiny home consists of “pop up”, “pull down”, and “pull out” living spaces that fit very nicely into the outer shipping container shell when they are not in use or when the unit is in transit. The outer shipping container protects the contents while the entire house is on the move! Pop up living spaces have been very popular in RVs and yachts, for example – you know, places where you don’t normally have a lot of space! When you don’t need a table, for example, you can collapse it – or you can turn it into something else that you might need, like a bed or a chair.
In the case of the G-pod, or “Dwell” as Sparks calls this model, there’s a pop-out bedroom with a surprisingly comfortable bed, as well as an “open” living room and dining room area with a “kitchen corner” as well as a bathroom. There’s even a “home cinema”, if you want it. How’s that for luxury in a tiny home? Outside, there is a cute little covered area where you can set up a table and chairs and voila – you’ve got yourself a patio. Add a barbeque and you’re all set for summer time entertaining!
The Dwell G-pod micro home is easy to build, easy to transform, and easy to move, according to Sparks. It’s also architecturally sound, environmentally sustainable, and oh, did we mention it’s also relatively inexpensive? That’s the selling point right there! This incredible structure can expand up to three times its normal size, depending on what your immediate needs are. Just imagine! You can live luxuriously and affordably at the same time – in a shipping container, no less. All of your friends will be totally amazed! Your home will always be moving, growing, shrinking, and transforming. You will never be bored again!
This uniquely efficient tiny home can either be off-grid or on-grid, again depending on what your needs are. You may want something like the Dwell G-pod for a forest retreat, backyard office, writer’s nook, or weekend getaway. You could even have one for all of the above, if they’re truly as affordable as the designer says they are.
Or, if you’re really serious about living a simpler life with a smaller carbon footprint, you could live in it full time and completely off grid. You choose! All we know is that it’s so great so many people from all over the world are designing more and more environmentally-friendly, energy efficient, versatile micro homes like this one, giving us so many living possibilities to choose from!
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