We love affordable tiny living spaces, and this modular dome-shaped house seems to have it all. The 112-square-foot habitable Life Pod built by inventor Michael Weekes comes at an affordable price and includes 100 square feet of living space, a full-sized bed, a shower, sink, a microwave oven and even a compostable toilet. Buckminster Fuller would be proud.
Michel Weekes built the 8-foot diameter Life Pod dome in 10 weeks using Luan plywood covered with TPO-thermoplastic polyolefin. The 1,200-pound dome is a 13 1/2-foot long structure designed according to the Golden Ratio principle of proportion found in nature. It offers 100 square feet of ventilated living space, a bed, kitchen, shower and sink, with a ceiling fan and oil burner heater powered by 110-volt electrical power obtained from an electrical outlet.
Weekes started the project in an attempt to create a viable affordable housing solution which can be delivered quickly in a modular way. It also offers recreational, emergency relief and a safe dwelling option for natural disaster survivors and those looking to escape. The pod will be available at a retail price of $15,000.
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