FutureTravel: A Portable Pod Perfect for Off-The-Grid Camping

FutureTravel: A Portable Pod Perfect for Off-The-Grid Camping
The pod is adaptable to any terrain, Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dezeen's Instagram Handle

The pod, defined by sheer opulence, emulates an off-grid lair rooted in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey

OT Staff
January 24 , 2021
03 Min Read

A futuristic rendition of a tent-like arrangement, the Jupe pod, equipped with a parade of amenities, extends to you an opportunity to evade the humdrum of the city and map your steps to any place you’ve been looking to visit.

Conceptualised by professionals across the housing, architecture, and engineering industries, the angular shelter was birthed by the convergent efforts of former Tesla, Airbnb, and Space X employees, and emulates an off-grid lair rooted in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey.

 
 
 
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You look at it and sci-fi inspired designs come to mind. The pod is cradled by a chassis adaptable to any terrain. Accompanied by fire-resistant exteriors, it bears a resemblance to the likes of an interstellar shuttle.

The space inside is characterised by minimalist opulence. It spans 111 square feet with interiors that feature a queen-sized bed, a pair of end-tables, a desk and a chair, and an average-sized monolith stationed on finished Baltic birch wood floors that open up into storage cubbies.

Its gargantuan entryway, dovetailing into its recesses, doubles as a window that offers you a panoramic view of your surroundings. It also assimilates side-windows into its scope, which accentuates your experience, and allows light to filter in.

 
 
 
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The flat-pack pod also boasts of a private WiFi network, USB charging stations, and a dimmable LED lighting system sustained by a 200 amp battery and solar array, and mediates between your hideout and the outside world in perfect proportions.

Priced at$99, the cabin is complemented by a porch, a cooler, a lockable safe, and a Sonos Move speaker with integrated Alexa capabilities as well.

Its creators thing that experiencing the natural wonders of the world shouldn’t mean being forced to disconnect while staying in a less-than-inspirational living space. They have thought of the pod as an out-of-this-city getaway inspired by out-of-this-world ideas. During these times when most of us are craving a true escape, Jupe provides an experience perfectly suited for socially distanced travel.


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