The measure of: Ocean Builders’ SeaPod
Image credit: Ocean Builders
Panama-based company Ocean Builders, which specialises in innovative marine technology, has unveiled a fleet of pod homes designed for life on the ocean.
Billed as the world’s first eco-restorative floating home, the SeaPod addresses the lack of space in desirable seaside destinations, incorporating advanced green technology to be both sustainable and comfortable.
The range includes three models designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis: the SeaPod, the EcoPod and a GreenPod engineered for use on land.
The pods are elevated offshore structures mounted on floating steel tripods. They are equipped with all kinds of luxurious features and come with panoramic windows and a patio for unobstructed scenic views. Each pod owner will have a wearable smart ring to control functions such as door locks, lighting, temperature and music.
Drones will drop food, medicine and everyday items to the pods, while larger autonomous vessels will carry out bigger deliveries like furniture and luggage.
Ocean Builders says it has developed a way to create a natural habitat for ocean life underneath each home.
The firm hopes to have the first 100 custom pods either in production or delivered by the end of 2023.
Vital statistics: SeaPod
Living space: 73m²
Storage space: 116m³
Maximum length: 11.6m (10.7m long, 8.2m wide, 7m tall)
Above the waves: 2.3m
Overnight guests: 2.3m
Total area of windows: 53.7m²
Water storage: 1,400 litres
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