Frequently Asked Questions

1 Do I need a building consent?

You may or may not need a consent depending on the dwellings you already have on site.

If you require a kitchen and/or an ensuite you will need a consent. The S-Pod will not need a consent as it is a room only.

2What areas do you service?
We send our pods to anywhere in the country. Even the Chatham Island & Waiheke Island etc
3What size Pods are available?

Pods are currently available in 3 sizes which can be combined to create numerous options.

The dimensions are listed under each pod. To include the eves please add 0.25m to each side eg the S Pod wall to wall is 3m x 3m, including eves is 3.5m x 3.5m

4How much do they cost?
Prices depend upon the range of designer features you incorporate. Rental options are also available.
5How are Pods made?

Pod Concepts are built using the highest quality materials using pre-fabricated construction methods.

Our internal walls are finished with a Pre-finish Birch plywood. Our cladding is Shadowclad. For more information please contact us.

6Do you offer a warranty?
Our Pods are built with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) on site. The NZ Building Act 2004 sets out implied warranties for workmanship that protect your residential building work for up to 10 years. Any material component of the Pod, not manufactured by Eco Pod will have the benefit of the warranty provided by the manufacturer. Our pods are built to meet or exceed the NZ Building Standard NZS 3604:2011 for Timber Framed Buildings, and we invite you to visit us to see for yourself the quality of our build!
7How long does it take to build a pod?
The S-Pods and the M-Pods take 3-4 weeks to build. The L-Pod takes 5-6 weeks.
8What are the transport costs?
Prices vary around the country. Please advise your site address and we will gladly provide a quote.
9Can we change the layout?
We can change the internal layout but we cannot change the external measurements. This is because of transport restrictions.
10How does the power/water/septic systems work?
  • The power works like a caravan, plug it in to a main line.
  • We work closely with Tanksalot for your water requirements. For more information please go to
  • Septic systems, there are many options and we would work with your company of choice. We can help you make the right decision for you.
11Can we put a pod on a sloping section?
Yes! Absolutely. We use a screw pile system that accommodates most sites. For more information please go to
12Can we send as flat packs?
Unfortunately we can’t send as flatpacks. We fully assemble at our yard and transport the finished product.
13Do we have a show home available to view?
We are currently building a new show home. This will be available to visit in May. We have pods under construction all the time, so you are welcome to visit and see the process.
14Do we offer a rent to buy option?
Yes we do. Please contact us for full terms and conditions.

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