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This Home Is Completely Made Out Of A Shipping Container

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G-pod is a company based in Hong Kong and Australia whose latest invention is a shipping container home that stands out from the competition because of its expandable design that allows for more usable floor space. It has been named as G-pod Dwell.G-Pod Dwell 9 G-Pod Dwell 8 G-Pod Dwell 7

The Dwell is in production as of now and according to a company representative, the first unit will soon be rolling off the factory line. It requires about 3 hours to ‘unfold’ the Dwell from shipping container into a home and would require almost the same time for transportation. Although a hydraulic system is present for this purpose, users can also opt for manually pushing out the west, east and south push-outs. The job requires only one person so you can do it on your own as well. The deck is lowered manually and incorporated with it is a spring compensator system. The company assured that this effort results in the increase of size for the usable floor space; from 160 sq. ft. to 400 sq. ft.G-Pod Dwell 6 G-Pod Dwell 5 G-Pod Dwell 4

Dwell is small from inside but don’t let the size fool you; it is fully featured. It comes equipped with a kitchen, dining area, bathroom, bed, couch, laundry area and even a study nook. The deck, seating and BBQ bench are also present. The furniture has been built from bamboo that is sustainably sourced.

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The Dwell has been designed so that with the aim to operate on or off the grid. The additional features include an optional rainwater collection system, composing toilet and a solar array. The solar array has been coupled with an integrated battery system that allows the Dwell to function for up to 3 days without sunlight.G-Pod Dwell 2 G-Pod Dwell

Insulation is always a problem with shipping container based homes, however, G-pod assures that the various glazing, insulation and screening options will have its users covered in all weather, ‘from the Australian Desert to the Ski- Fields of Japan.’ The G-pod Dwell will be priced at $49,000.

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