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Philip Doleman explains Eco-pods and its different Models

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An Eco-pod is the best living space that you should have when building a place for your family members or business folks. The eco-pods could be an extra room at the balcony, a mini-cabin in the office, a granny room, or a back cabin at home.

The eco-pods offer a uniquely diverse space for life, work, and play. The most designed eco-pods of Philip Doleman are best for residential, commercial, educational, and other purposes.

There are six different models of eco-pods based on their shape and design. The models are placed below in order of their area from small to large.

  1. S Pod

S Pods, with 9.8m2 area, are small in size that fits into an available small space. It is built using high-quality natural timber, aluminium, and glass with cubical appearance.

The light and bright design of S-Pod can offer a tempting additional bedroom with a fold-down bed. This small eco-pod is versatile enough to be used as a bedroom, office, workout space, and other purposes.

  1. M Pod

With 18m2 area, M Pod offers small but spacious extra storage having the dimensions of 3 x 6 meters. This eco-pod has a built-in bathroom and an open space that can be used to put an occasional bed for guests. The M-Pod comes with great versatility to use for work and spare time needs.

  1. L Pod

The L Pod, with a 27m2 area, offers plenty of extra space that comes with large dimensions of 3 x 9 meters. It is adaptable enough to be used as a bedroom, living room, and office room, work out and play, team workspace, and much more.

It comes with extra built-in storage and anodised aluminium solar shading system. The L Pod is comparatively stylish and adaptable to help in your daily needs.

  1. C1 Pod

The C1 Pod, with a 54m2 area, also has great flexibility. This Pod is formed by combining two L Pods with two bedrooms, one bathroom, one kitchen, and a living space.

This Pod is perfect for summer enjoyment as it comes with the opportunity of two outdoor deck areas. These features make the Pod ideal for a cabin, teenage room, or granny insipid.

  1. C2 Pod

The C2 Pod, with 65m2 area, presents the exciting features. It is formed through the combination of two M Pods and one L Pod. This arrangement gives a stylish and functional holiday room. The Pod comes with two bedrooms kitchen, dining room, and living space.

  1. C3 Pod

The C3 Pod, with 72m2 area, is formed by combining one S Pod, two M Pods, and one L Pod. This Pod is the largest and acts as a stylish and functional holiday home. The design includes two bedrooms with separate toilet and shower, kitchen, dining, and living space.

Final Words:

Finally, all the models are perfect, stylish, and affordable. You can select any of the mentioned models according to your need keeping the budget in mind.

The designs of Philip Doleman are highly demanding nowadays. They are quite eco-friendly, relaxing, and affordable.

Eco-pod breaks set to soar as Brits opt for staycations says Philip Doleman

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With UK holidaymakers set to take their breaks on home soil for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus crisis, eco-pods could be one of the most popular ways they choose to staycation.

With thousands of Brits having lost out on holidays abroad already this year, sales of eco-pod holidays are set to rise.

Eco-pods, which are minimalistic and located in beautiful settings such as woodlands, countryside and lake areas, provide the perfect retreat for those looking for a relaxing trip away – if only for a few nights. 

And with a great summer on the way, why not try something a bit different?

We’ve all been camping and some of us have experienced ‘glamping’… the past decade has all been about adventurous traveller-types who are quick to post on Instagram that they’ve been sipping hibiscus tea in their tipis.

But now something else is leading the way when it comes to unique places to stay, so yurts, move aside. Eco-pods, hello.

The popularity of mini-breaks combined with Brexit and COVID-19 fears, have somewhat assisted the UK’s leisure and tourism industry with a major boost. And with a resurgence of ‘homemade’, ‘vintage’ and ‘Best of British’ in the explosion of micro-breweries and crafty markets, it’s never been a better time for these types of holiday lets.

Philip Doleman, who creates pod living developments, says the fact that eco pods are lovingly handmade with natural materials sourced from surrounding landscapes and that makes them a major attraction.

“Providing immediate access to beautiful countryside or forests, these homes away from home provide a secluded wand comfy place to stay where you can completely zone out, cook a meal and enjoy some quality family time after a lovely day out.”

Could you live in an eco-pod?

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If you think an eco-pod is a vamped up shed with a bed inside, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Philip Doleman, who built his business around creating these small and sustainable abodes, says that more and more people are showing a major interest in eco-friendly homes to live in as they look towards leading more sustainable lives.

How much more do we see people today looking to go plastic-free, travel on public transport, shop locally and look for a generally more eco-friendly way of life?

What are eco pods?

They’re basically big tents with hard hats. Originally they were created for kids to play in or people to use as external spaces, like sheds.

Nowadays they’re so much more than that and can be used for a range of uses including outdoor classrooms and self-catering holiday lets.

For those who choose an eco-pod as affordable housing, they can learn to live with fewer luxuries and embrace a more simplistic way of life.

Benefits of such affordable housing

There are so many positive reasons to live in eco pods! They’re minimalistic, unique and sustainable. And one big plus is the peace and quiet, along with the feeling of being at one with nature!

Steps to living in an eco pod

Living in an eco pod is easy and it all starts with finding the most suitable location. If you want to use your pod as a holiday let you’ll want to consider where people like to visit on getaways, says Philip Doleman.

Here, he details the steps you’ll need to take to create your eco-pod:

  1. You might need to make an arrangement with a landowner and planning permission may well be needed. It’s always a good idea to check with your local council’s planning department first.
  2. There are some options when it comes to the build. You can either get a self build eco-pod from a business like Pod Developments Ltd and set it up yourself OR get professional help and a team will create the whole structure for you. If you plan to live in the eco pod full-time it’ll need to be structurally sound.
  3. If you choose to work with us  – or another team – you can let us know any bespoke features you’d like and we will see how we can make them fit. The more time you spend on your research, the happier you’ll be with your eco-pod.
  4. This is the fun part – source the materials and get constructing. Before you know it. You’ll have a great little home.