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Tiny Pod backyard office, art studio or guest room can be built in a day

Tiny Pod backyard office, art ...
The Pod can be transformed into a backyard office or games room
The Pod can be transformed into a backyard office or games room
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The Pod is made from a timber frame, plywood panels, foam insulation, bitumen, and sports a composite wood façade
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The Pod is made from a timber frame, plywood panels, foam insulation, bitumen, and sports a composite wood façade
The Pod is built to withstand most weather conditions, including wind, rain and snow
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The Pod is built to withstand most weather conditions, including wind, rain and snow
The Pod can be transformed into a backyard office or games room
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The Pod can be transformed into a backyard office or games room
The Pod is a free-standing timber unit that's reported to be relatively easy to assemble, and comes pre-wired for plug and play convenience
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The Pod is a free-standing timber unit that's reported to be relatively easy to assemble, and comes pre-wired for plug and play convenience
The Pod can be used as an extra room for differing needs, such as a study nook
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The Pod can be used as an extra room for differing needs, such as a study nook
The Pod is made up of a series of prefabricated elements, including a timber frame, plywood panels, foam insulation, bitumen, composite wood façade, glass windows, and aluminum/glass sliding doors
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The Pod is made up of a series of prefabricated elements, including a timber frame, plywood panels, foam insulation, bitumen, composite wood façade, glass windows, and aluminum/glass sliding doors
Design studio Autonomous has created a new DIY building kit designed to easily pop up in the yard
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Design studio Autonomous has created a new DIY building kit designed to easily pop up in the yard
This 98-sq-ft garden studio can be used as an outdoor office space, games room, art studio or guest house
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This 98-sq-ft garden studio can be used as an outdoor office space, games room, art studio or guest house
The Pod can be assembled in a single day with no prior preparation needed
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The Pod can be assembled in a single day with no prior preparation needed

Children's work Pod equiped with Autonomous junior ErgoChair and SmartDesk.
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Children's work Pod equipped with Autonomous junior ErgoChair and junior SmartDesk
The interior space is open and neutral, with warm timber tones, offering a blank canvas to be transformed and decorated depending on the user’s styling choices and needs
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The interior space is open and neutral, with warm timber tones, offering a blank canvas to be transformed and decorated depending on the user’s styling choices and needs
Adapting to lifestyle changes, the Pods can be dismantled and transported for re-assembly at a new location, offering flexibility and longevity
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Adapting to lifestyle changes, the Pods can be dismantled and transported for re-assembly at a new location, offering flexibility and longevity
Prices for the Autonomous Pod start from US$19,000,
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Prices for the Autonomous Pod start from US$19,000
The Pod has been created with simplicity and usability in mind, and once assembled, users connect to a power source and they’re good to go
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The Pod has been created with simplicity and usability in mind, and once assembled, users connect to a power source and they’re good to go
Pod can serve as an outdoor guest room
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Pod can serve as an outdoor guest room
The Pod comes equipped with air conditioning, LED lighting, and handy outlets for all your gadgets, devices, and technology needs
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The Pod comes equipped with air conditioning, LED lighting, and handy outlets for all your gadgets, devices, and technology needs
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California-based studio Autonomous has created an assemble yourself building kit that's designed to easily pop up in the backyard. Dubbed Pod, this 98 sq-ft (9.1-sq-m) garden studio can serve as an outdoor office space, games room, gym, art studio or guest room and can be assembled in just a day with no prior preparation needed.

The Pod is a free-standing timber unit that assembles from the box and comes pre-wired for plug-and-play convenience.

The kit features a fuss-free foundation design that does not require any preliminary foundation work and is equipped with six adjustable concrete feet that can shift in height to adapt with diverse terrain or uneven ground.

“Pod works on any terrain, no concrete surface needed,” says Autonomous. “Its elevated feet can be adjusted to precisely the right custom heights so the pod stays flat and stable, even on slopes and rough ground. Load it up with whatever furnishings you like; Pod is built to evenly distribute up to 4 tons of weight.”

Design studio Autonomous has created a new DIY building kit designed to easily pop up in the yard
Design studio Autonomous has created a new DIY building kit designed to easily pop up in the yard

The unit is made up of a series of prefabricated elements combing a timber frame, plywood panels, foam insulation, bitumen, composite wood façade, glass windows, and aluminum/glass sliding doors. The Pod is built to withstand most weather conditions, including wind, rain and snow, and is slightly elevated above the ground, which helps protect it from insects, water and mold while keeping the studio free from moisture and humidity.

“We enjoy wood pod homes because of their eco-friendly feel, flexibility, faster construction, and comparatively low-cost comparison to standard builds,” says Autonomous. “[Our] wood pod houses are adaptable and simple to construct. In addition, these are typically soundproof pods so that you won't be conscious of any noises surrounding you.”

Pod can serve as an outdoor guest room
Pod can serve as an outdoor guest room

Created with simplicity and usability in mind, the Pod comes equipped with air conditioning, LED lighting, and handy outlets for all your gadgets, devices, and technology needs. Once assembled, users can just connect to a power source and they’re good to go.

The interior space is open and neutral, with warm timber tones, offering a blank canvas to be transformed and decorated depending on the user’s styling choices and needs. Users also have the option to purchase a fully equipped work Pod, complete with an ErgoChair and SmartDesk.

The Autonomous Pods are also adaptable, and can be dismantled and transported for re-assembly at a new location as needed, offering flexibility and longevity.

Prices start from US$19,000, with early bird shipments starting in February and March of next year.

Source: Autonomous

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3 comments
3 comments
paul314
Pricier than a big shed, but much better equipped. And that's a lot of space. If they could build a version with a plumbing core, that would pretty much be a portable house.
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Get five for 100k and you have a useable ( and disjointed) 500 sqft house
Daishi
Boxabl and a few other companies are doing this as well. Theirs are a little more intended for mother in law suites but they can be useful remote working spaces for people needing to escape the house to focus.