Capsule Pod Hotel Supportive Housing


Capsule Pod Hotel Supportive Housing

Dignified Shelter Innovation

A high-density housing solution for large open-design office spaces, to allow for max capacity and privacy using the capsule design

Conceptual Idea Only


510 pods

$850 / resident

Medium Term (1-10 years)

50 days offsite 1 days onsite

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Concept Owner / Company: Dignified Shelter Innovation
Additional URL: Examples

Using programs such as Project HomeKey, the Capsule Pod Hotel Supportive Housing model would allow local governments to purchase commercial space, such as large open-design office spaces, to allow for max capacity and privacy using the capsule design made infamous by Japan.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $433,500
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 510 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $850
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 32 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 510 units
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Conceptual Idea (however, the products are Ready/Instock)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: Yes
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <1 week
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: 50% – Some Prefab Parts Assembled On-Site/Flat Pack
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Medium Term (1-10 years)



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Prior use examples Affordable hotel option in Japan.
Prior use comments Personal Experience: Allows for privacy, comfort, and luxury.
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