A Moveable Pod
Are we looking at the future of travel? British budget hotel company Travelodge have been hard at work on a prototype of a mobile hotel room for the last few years. The current incarnation is called the Travelpod and it’s pictured above. It’s a 6m-long clear polycarbonate box designed to be transported by truck to outdoor music festivals and major sporting events. How convenient is that?
Once at the event, the pod is unloaded with a crane and set down on the site. Interior amenities include a double bed, carpets, dressing table, air conditioning, heater, flat-screen TV, DVD player, ambient lighting, washroom with biodegradable toilet, and washbasin with running water. It also has blinds, for when (inevitably in a see-through box!) you crave a little privacy.
Amazingly, it will only cost around £26/$50 a night to rent one. Has anybody seen these little pods at outdoor festivals and events they’ve attended this year? Send us pictures if you’ve got them – we’d love to see this baby in action.