17 Square Meters of Pre-Fab Perfection

a High-tech Miniature Structure


The POD iDladla is a modular, prefab nano-home designed by architect Clara da Cruz Almeida in South Africa. This chic cabin can be shipped to you in a box no more than 24-square-meters in size. I mean, WOW! This tremendously sleek and innovative pod is a dream come true for anybody who wants to remain semi-mobile, as you can just pack your lodge up like luggage and move anywhere your heart may desire. There is a little kitchenette, a bed, cabinets, bins, and a covered patio outside. Isn’t it cool? Take a look at these photos, and then tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!


If simple living means living happier, you’ll find bliss in the 186-square-foot POD-Idladla, a compactprefab home for two that can move almost anywhere you wish. South Africa-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida collaborated with local design firm Dokter+Misses to create the modular nano-home, which is powered by solar energy and can be customized off-site to the client’s specifications. The minimal and charming mobile pod ships flat-pack and assembles onsite in a snap. Each mobile pod accommodates two people (with space for the occasional visitor) but can be expanded with additional pods to make multi-unit configurations to house up to 12 people. The interior, mostly painted white and punctuated by pops of color and wooden surfaces, features tall ceilings and includes an upper loft level accessible via ladder. The kitchen, office, bathroom, and dining/living area are located on the first floor, while the bed is placed in the loft. Price estimates put the tiny mobile home between R200,000 to R700,000 (USD$15,765 – $55,175) depending on the amount of customization.

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