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Podlife vs. Shipping Container Homes

Many customers say our pods are a much better option than most shipping container homes in New Zealand. Find out how we’re a better match for your accommodation needs.
From
$26,995
inc GST







    17m2
    15m2
    10m2
    Dimensions (L x W)
    5.7m x 3m
    6.055m x 2.435m
    4.10m x 2.435m
    Kitchen
    Optional
    Kitchenette
    Optional
    Optional
    Optional
    Ensuite
    Optional
    Optional
    Optional
    Ranch Slider
    Awning
    Custom Options
    Double Glazed
    Windows

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    Podlife is your trusted partner!

    Podlife is your trusted partner in designing and constructing affordable pod homes for different accommodation needs. Not only that, Podlife pod homes are also fire, earthquake, and hurricane resistant.

    Podlife brings to you the convenience of a wide range of sizes, shapes, and design options for creating that extra living space. Our standout designs go beyond the limits of standard shipping container homes and are a combination of eco-friendly and long-lasting materials, which makes Podlife the best choice.

    We are experts in creating a range of pod homes, including container sleepouts, studios, self-contained off-the-grid homes, contemporary style homes, demo stands, offices, cabins, and some of the best tiny homes in New Zealand. Podlife also excels at creating energy-efficient, warm, waterproof, and the strongest pod homes in New Zealand.

    Not only are our pod homes long-lasting, strong and reliable than most shipping container homes, they are also highly affordable. At Podlife, our experts can offer a range of solutions to suit your budget and housing needs.

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    A Great Alternative to Shipping Container Homes NZ

    Whether you need comfortable container accommodation for a family of four to six people or a cozy living space for two, Podlife is the go-to alternative to shipping container homes NZ. Podlife units are available in 20ft sizes and are customisable to suit your lifestyle compared to the clear-cut shipping containers. Internal insulation and galvanised steel structure on the outside make the living comfortable in any extreme weather conditions.

    Podlife brings the most ideal solutions for practical pod homes in New Zealand. Just transport the homes wherever you relocate with our convenient delivery options.

    The shape of Podlife’s pod homes is comfortable and spacious making them far better than standard shipping container homes. Explore the range of sizes and designs we have at Podlife or let us know your specific requirements so we can custom-build your dream pod home.

    Our range of Podlife homes can be delivered to you at the desired location without any hassles. We can also help with any additional elevation or foundation requirements that you might have.

    Podlife’s experienced designers and builders are with you along the process, starting from the initial design consultation all the way to the complete handover. Podlife also handles the entire logistics from building to delivery while the expert team ensures that every step is personally monitored carefully.

    Podlife homes are council approved and comply with all civil codes. If you require any other assistance with consents from local authorities, foundations or delivery, simply contact us today!

    Start Your Podlife Journey Here

    Get in touch with our team today with any questions about our range of Pods. Looking forward to hearing from you!

      Specifications

      Check out the specifications for our Pods.

      Specifications

      Check out the specifications for our Pods.

      Construction

      Our Pods are constructed from galvanised steel and painted with a 3 coat, marine grade system.
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      Cladding

      The walls and roof are .5mm galvanised steel sheet, corrugated on the exterior and flat on the interior creating a modern, low maintenance and hard wearing finish.
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      Insulation

      The Pod walls, roof and floor are insulated with high density rock wool and the windows and doors are double-glazed, which makes our Pods extremely well-insulated.
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      Function

      The fronts of our Pods are constructed with full height sliders that can open either direction. All Pods contain PVC wood-look laminate flooring throughout and a large awning over the front door.

      Electrical

      All the electrical work is completely ready for you to simply plug in the Podlife-supplied caravan style 15m power lead. All Pods come with LED lighting inside and out and multiple internal powerpoints, and an Electrical Code of Compliance Certificate.
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      Ensuite

      The bathroom has a 900mm wide x750mm deep shower, a toilet, vanity with under sink storage and a 16L gas califont.
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      Kitchenette

      The kitchenette is a Peter Hay 1185 x 530 unit with stainless steel insert, 2 drawers and under sink storage.
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      Kitchen

      The kitchen (1835mm long x 2100mm high) features 4 drawers, 3 cupboards, a 2 burner electric hob, plus fridge, microwave cavity and extractor fan.

      Construction

      Our Pods are constructed from galvanised steel and painted with a 3 coat, marine grade system.
      Image

      Cladding

      The walls and roof are .5mm galvanised steel sheet, corrugated on the exterior and flat on the interior, creating a modern, low maintenance and hard wearing finish.
      Image
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      Insulation

      The Pod walls, roof and floor are insulated with high density rock wool and the windows and doors are double-glazed, which makes our Pods extremely well-insulated.
      Image

      Function

      The fronts of our Pods are constructed with full height sliders that can open either direction. All Pods contain PVC wood-look laminate flooring throughout and a large awning over the front door.

      Electrical

      All the electrical work is completely ready for you to simply plug in the Podlife-supplied caravan style 15m power lead. All Pods come with LED lighting inside and out and multiple internal powerpoints, and an Electrical Code of Compliance Certificate.
      Image

      Ensuite

      The bathroom has a 900mm wide x750mm deep shower, a toilet, vanity with under sink storage and a 16L gas califont.
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      Kitchenette

      The kitchenette is a Peter Hay 1185 x 530 unit with stainless steel insert, 2 drawers and under sink storage.
      Image

      Kitchen

      The kitchen (1835mm long x 2100mm high) features 4 drawers, 3 cupboards, a 2 burner electric hob, plus fridge, microwave cavity and extractor fan.

      Space for the whole family

      A Podlife Pod makes for the ideal tiny home, but it’s also perfect if you simply find yourself in need of additional space, whether it’s for storage, a granny flat, a spare room for guests, or sleepout for kids young and old.

      Our experienced team works with you every step of the way to custom-build your dream tiny home or additional living space. Simply pick your size, choose your Add Ons, and then we do all the heavy lifting, constructing and then delivering your new Pod to you.

      Pods are constructed from galvanised steel and coated with a 3 coat paint system which will withstand the harshest marine environment (C5 Marine). Pods are also insulated with high-density rock wool insulation in the walls and ceilings for comfortable living in any weather.

      With our prefabricated Pods, the opportunities are endless.

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      Space for the whole family

      A Podlife Pod makes for the ideal tiny home, but it’s also perfect if you simply find yourself in need of additional space, whether it’s for storage, a granny flat, a spare room for guests, or sleepout for kids young and old.

      Our experienced team works with you every step of the way to custom-build your dream tiny home or additional living space. Simply pick your size, choose your Add Ons, and then we do all the heavy lifting, constructing and then delivering your new Pod to you.

      Pods are constructed from galvanised steel and coated with a 3 coat paint system which will withstand the harshest marine environment (C5 Marine). Pods are also insulated with high-density rock wool insulation in the walls and ceilings for comfortable living in any weather.

      With our prefabricated Pods, the opportunities are endless.

      The Podlife process – how it works

      Start Your Podlife Journey Here

      Get in touch with our team today with any questions about our range of Pods. Looking forward to hearing from you!