Pod homes are a new, affordable way of getting a roof over your head

January 24, 2021

Rooms can be constructed for only R100 000 per room.

In Pretoria, pods are being produced and sold that can be turned into parts of a home or office. The pods are made from light steel frames, which can be clad with a variety of materials to form insulated structures. The pods can easily be joined to create bespoke houses and layouts. Pods that are about 15.6-square-metres are going for R100 000 each. A fully kitted two bedroom pod house will set you back about R500 000. The local company was inspired by a movement in the UK where similar garden-style pods were becoming a popular form of housing. Apparently, they have a massive amount of interests and orders from South Africans already.