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 www.tanksalot.co.nz
  • 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 www.screwpilesolutions.co.nz
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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Speak With Us

 

Talk to us about adding more freedom and flexibility to your life.


Our timber suppliers have showcased the beautiful Japanese Cedar on their new office pod with a natural finish and a charred facade. Which do you prefer? 📸 @tauriko_sawmill
Talk to us about our cladding options and customise your Ecopod to suit your style.
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Immerse yourself in your surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle. What do you think of this concept? 📸 @pinterest via @novadekomodular
We offer a 12.5m2 sleepout with a bathroom, on-or-off-grid. With natural timber options to boot!

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We wrote you a blog post about Off-Grid living along with our first email ushing in 2020. Have a read and do let us know what you think in the comments! Smart Living Shouldn't Cost the Earth 🌳
https://mailchi.mp/894456081005/smart-living-shouldnt-cost-the-earth
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If you can't make it out to Dairy Flat but want an Eco Pod brochure, we're happy to send one your way! You can tell us your address here: http://ow.ly/16su50x5oEK

Our Pod designs are optimised for creating as much space as possible with the functionality needed to live comfortably. You can also add your own design and layout elements to suit your individual needs. It's a win-win!
Inside the brochure we go into more detail around our values and why we exist, what the process is to get a Pod project completed, features and options, designs and some info on what makes an Eco Pod a great investment. Fill out the form and a brochure will be on its way asap!

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Ever wanted to design your own Tiny House?
We've got the shell of a transportable tiny house waiting for you to bring your creative energy and insight to make it your own for only $59K!
Its cousins were finished a few weeks ago and finished as pictured, but we can finish this one to your specifications.
Features: Two mezzanine loft spaces for beds or storage. Two floor-to-ceiling double door joinery with double glazing, 7 slim windows for light and ventilation.
Flick us a message and let's talk about making this into your Dream Tiny Home!

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We've added the Home Show Pod to our rental fleet!
It's a 7.2m x 2.8m self-contained transportable Pod with a kitchen, bathroom and extra storage, for only $285 per week with a minimum 12 month term.

Send us a message for details or come on in to our yard at 1431 Dairy Flat Highway to check it out for yourself.

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We're super excited to be exhibiting at the @waikatohomegardenshow ! Starting tomorrow & runs until Sunday 🙌
We have our beautiful M-Pod on display & some super amazing show specials ready for you! See you there 😁
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Here’s an S-Pod we recently took to Algies Bay. Isn’t it smart?
We’re showcasing our Show Pod at the Waikato Home & Garden Show from Thursday to Sunday this week!

Come along to see our Pod and we can discuss your dream Pod project, too!
We offer Pods from 10 square meters to 63, with a range of architecturally designed, sustainable solutions to your needs for extra space.
The M-Pod we’ll have on show is self-contained with its own kitchen and bathroom, and can be delivered on a trailer or consented to go permanently on foundations.
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A big shout out to @kokakocoffee for supplying us with their delicious fairtrade organic coffee for our stand at the @aucklandhomeshow 👌
Stop by ~Site 8 The Street~ for a beautifully fresh brewed filter coffee on us! ☕
Featuring our talented Business Manager Sam! 😁
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⚡JOB OPPORTUNITY! ⚡
Due to high demand & increased workload we are looking for superstar BUILDERS for an immediate start at our yard in Dairy Flat, Auckland.
Please see details & get in touch! 👍
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If you're still thinking about coming along to the Auckland Home Show... our amazing show only offer might just be the decider! 🙌
10% off a range of our Pods! Amazing saving of thousands of $'s!
You can come and see us at Site 8, The Street (outside), Weds (tomorrow) to Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 10am-6pm 👍
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We're proud to announce we're now members of the New Zealand Green Building Council! Keeping us up-to-date with sustainable building in NZ through a community of likeminded businesses & professionals.
We’re committed to being leaders in producing high quality transportable homes that are environmentally friendly and healthier for people too 🍃🌱
www.nzgbc.org.nz
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