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Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Here's what we need to come up with next...

A sleeping pod that can be built in a day.

Assume that we have just the basic tools, chop saw, drill motors, jig saw, circular saw etc...

Assume that we have access to 1/4" OSB and 7/16" OSB

Also assume that we have access to 1x2s, 2x2s, 1x3s and 2x3s.

And assume that we have to move it from time to time. Hopefully with 4 people, one on each corner, but in a pinch, with 2 people.

And finally lets assume that the pod needs to be insulated, and sleep just 1 person.

What would you guys suggest?

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:37 pm

You might also want to consider a family pod?
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:43 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:You might also want to consider a family pod?


I agree. How big is the "family"?

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby High Desert » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Maybe incorporate something in the design that could link them together, making a modular structure with multiple sleeping compartments?

Family- 3 or more people?
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:12 pm

So maybe a pod for couples and a pod for families? Could be handy in an emergency!

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby oakinteriors1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Found this...Formerly Homeless Man Invents Portable Shelters to Help Others
a 4-foot-wide, 8-foot-long micro house constructed from sheets of pressed wood, a wooden frame and a roof made of soft corrugated plastic called Coroplast.
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/f ... 59364.html

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:05 pm

Ah yes, Gary has quite the collection of pods that can inspire many ideas we can use. I've been talking to Gary for a while now. He definitely likes his coroplast, but he has also built a number of OSB pods.

I hope to capture all of the various builders in various threads...

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby starleen2 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:33 am

How about something that is mobile - by mobile I mean - being able to be moved by one person. Perhaps something simple to put together with flat panels that interlock with no hand tools required for assembly that could be moved on a shopping cart? :thinking:
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Scott,

Grass Valley did some pods that can be moved around easily... But of course they can not be assembled easily.

Podpads on the other hand can be assembled quickly. I'll start a thread with the podpads... here ya go! viewtopic.php?f=66&t=58063

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby loaderman » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:18 am

What type of insulation? If styrofoam then I would do a 'faomie'.
Say 30" wide by 4' long that telescopes out to be about 8' long.
About 4' high on high end and 40" on 4', then down to 36" on 8' when extended out.

Kinda a slide out idea. kind of an enclosed shopping cart look.
Wheels could bolt on or clip on for moving.
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby rowerwet » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:39 am

how important is mobility? most of the homeless I've seen or dealt with (more suburban areas) find a spot and camp (usually in the woods) making a pod light enough to move in that kind of area I would see wheels like mountain bike tires and handles to make it something like a wheel barrow.
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:16 pm

rowerwet wrote:how important is mobility? most of the homeless I've seen or dealt with (more suburban areas) find a spot and camp (usually in the woods) making a pod light enough to move in that kind of area I would see wheels like mountain bike tires and handles to make it something like a wheel barrow.


For the church mobility was not important. They might get moved once a year.

For the average homeless person mobility might be very important. Then the grass valley shelters might be a bettter solution.
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:21 pm

loaderman wrote:What type of insulation? If styrofoam then I would do a 'faomie'.
Say 30" wide by 4' long that telescopes out to be about 8' long.
About 4' high on high end and 40" on 4', then down to 36" on 8' when extended out.

Kinda a slide out idea. kind of an enclosed shopping cart look.
Wheels could bolt on or clip on for moving.


Ah, similar to the hope cart by Jess.

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:44 pm

any one have any drawings or ones that they have started or made?

might look at Wiley Windows cheep to make and simple to work.

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:47 pm

go to google images inter portable homeless shelter. try some other words might be more. :thumbsup:

some interesting ideas are in there.

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