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The OPod


The OPOD by Homed is micro-unit made of reinvented concrete culverts, fitted with conduits, flexible furniture, kitchen, bathroom, and a bed.

Built Prototype Only


1 resident / 1 unit

$20,000 / resident

Medium Term (1-10 years)

90 days offsite 1 days onsite
  • Quoted Total Cost: $20,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 1 bed
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $20,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 100 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Prototype Stage
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <90 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Medium skill
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Medium Term (1-10 Years)
Design Advantages Made of concrete culverts, usually used in the piping infrastructure projects.
Manufacturer Identified Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? Not yet
Prior use examples Designed for micro-living units in higher density urban settings.
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Roof Load (PSF) 0
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Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
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Total Per Bed $0
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Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party) Foundation work, Electrical distribution, Delivery Charge
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Possible Delivery Method(s) Regular-sized trailer
Design (days) 0
Production (days) 30
Site Prep (days) 30
Delivery (days) 3
Total (days) 63
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