Sleeping pod in a day...

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:53 pm

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not every home less person has a car this one uses a bike and is removable so you can park the unit and bike off.

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Gold5one » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:40 am

Yes, integrating with a bike it the way to go. It avoids issues with the police and zoning, as bikes can go and park almost anywhere.
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:04 pm

Gold5one wrote:Yes, integrating with a bike it the way to go. It avoids issues with the police and zoning, as bikes can go and park almost anywhere.


...As long as they move fairly often. Many cities only allow trailers to park in the same place on the street or driveways for a set number of hours.
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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby kludge » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:55 pm

Here is a foamie idea I've been kicking around for a year, somewhat unrelated to the topic at hand, but applicable at any rate as a shelter if you don't put it on a trailer.

It's based on 4'x8' 2" foam sheets and sleeps 1+. The first picture shows the "cut sheet" and how both sides come from 1 piece of 4x8 (20 and 90 degree angles). The rest can be cut from 2-1/3 more sheets.

Durability is probably low, but weight is much lower than OSB. The floor should probably be reinforced somehow.

The front section hinges up for a "door" and can provide some shade when sitting in the doorway. Sleeping length is 6'6" and sitting height is a "tight" 3 feet. (Tight for me.) The hinge could be gaffers tape? There is also a small slot at the bottom of the door for ventilation, but the heat that rises will be trapped.

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Re: Sleeping pod in a day...

Postby Tomterrific » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:41 am

I have read a little about simple homeless shelters or sleeping pods the past year. Many are too fancy, too permanent. The most interesting ideas here are the wheel barrow and extending box combined. Bicycle wheels on the barrow with the extension over the handles. A problem is seeing where you are going.

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