These sea pods offer a luxurious life on the water or on land
- The pods will be available in September.
- They range from $295,000 to $1.5 million.
- They are built to be in harmony with the natural environment.
Panama-based Ocean Builders has designed new pods for living on the water and on land that seems right out of a science fiction film, according to an article published in Robb Report on Wednesday.
The pods combine the best of architecture with the most advanced green tech to offer homes that are both sustainable and comfortable.
Three distinct but similar models
There are three models available, each engineered by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis.
The first is the SeaPod which is built for aquatic living, the second is the GreenPod developed for life on land, and the third is the EcoPod that provides a sustainable, environment-friendly option.
The pods consist of elevated offshore structures that are equipped with all kinds of luxurious features.
The first is the SeaPod built for aquatic living; the second is the GreenPod developed for life on the land, and the third is the EcoPod that provides a sustainable environment-friendly option.
However, all the pods look similar and come with 575 square feet of panoramic windows and a patio for unobstructed scenic views.
Each pod owner will have a ring that will allow them to control everything from the lighting and temperature to shower heat and water pressure. All it takes is a wave of the hand to unlock doors, turn on music, and do other housing-related activities.
Meanwhile, drones will be used to bring food, medicine, and everyday items to the pods.
For bigger deliveries, like furniture and luggage, larger vessels will be used. Trash collecting will be handled by a self-sailing vessel.
Underneath the pods will be a natural landscape that helps preserve the ocean’s ecosystem and truly showcases the pods’ sustainability.
This will help the pods integrate into their natural environment and be a benefit to the ocean floor rather than a hindrance.
If these descriptions have tickled your fancy and you would like to buy such a pod, it should be noted that they range from $295,000 to $1.5 million based on upgrades and customization.
For now, however, they are only available in Panama.
Eventually, the pods will be shipped to other locations but not soon.
Ocean Builders have ambitious plans to have the first 100 custom pods in production or delivered by the end of 2023 and the second rollout of 1,000 pods in 2024.
It must be said that the pods are not too expensive for what they provide: an opportunity to live in harmony with nature in pristine and beautiful environments. Are you considering one today?
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