Modular Glamping Pod Stands Strong as Living Experiment in Mass Timber.

In September of 2023 we showcased our nano sleeping pod at the Timber Construction Conference at University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Campus. Back then our pod was simply an abstract shell illustrating an experimental side of Cross Laminated Timber construction, and to demonstrate that what we can also execute the brief we set out for the students during the winter camp.

But in preparation for this year’s summer camp we made sure to turn it into a functional sleeping space that can be used as staff accommodation during the training.

The nano pod takes camping beyond glamping and into the realm of a compact living structure. It is where tent meets tiny home and although it is quite minimal, it offers a ‘luxury’ camping experience with creature comforts such as electrical lighting, power points, storage, fold-down table, and lockable doors and windows.

Finished with Rubio Monocoat’s exterior WoodCream protection our nano pod will now face the ultimate challenge as it will stand completely exposed – allowing mother nature to do the testing for us.

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