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Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 2, 2012 @ 3:50 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment
We've seen all manner of pods in our time - from hush pods to tree pods - but this is the first time we've covered a spinning G-POD! Originally designed in the UK, these prefabricated Norwegian Spruce-clad structures come in four different models that fit anywhere from five to 14 people. These fully customizable mini-buildings can be connected to solar-power systems, and Mars Lab is set to sell them in the United States for the first time.
G-PODS are sleek prefabricated structures  that can be placed just about anywhere, including rooftops and gardens. They are rain-resistant and the interiors are covered in the same materials used in yachts. Two of the four models produced by Farmers Cottage Lamps  are self-rotating (so there shouldn’t be any kind of seasickness), one of the models can be turned into a bedroom for the minimalists among our readers, while the medium-sized pod can be assembled by two people in just five hours.
Mars Lab is now the official distributor of G-PODS in the United States. Interior cushions, flooring, seats and other details are customizable, and for those who are uncertain about installing their own pod, the company will send a trained installer to do the job. Most states won’t require a permit and people who move can easily disassemble their G-POD and take it with them, making this the ultimate low-footprint structure  for modern nomads. Full details are available on the company website.
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Via Gizmodo 
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URLs in this post:
 prefabricated structures: http://inhabitat.com/tag/prefab-design/
 Farmers Cottage Lamps: http://www.ornategarden.com/showroom/showroom.asp
 low-footprint structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint
 + G-POD: http://thegpod.com/?page_id=442
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/g_pod/
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