Whitepod: HyperEfficient Alpine Retreat

by Justin Thomas •

Whitepod is a zero-impact camp for ten guests situated over 1700m high in the Swiss Alps. It consists of five portable pods on platforms, which are removed in spring and leave absolutely no trace. The emphasis is on comfortable accomodation close to nature without negative environmental impacts. Access is by ski or snowshoes only. There are no cars. No buses. …

Book Review: Portable Houses

by Justin Thomas •

When some people vacation, they take their homes with them. Those are the people Irene Rawlings and Mary Abel write about in Portable Houses, a book devoted to all sorts of movable shelters and the people who created or renovated them. The examples featured in the book range in elaborateness from a canvas miner’s tent to a Boeing 737 jet …

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Portable Summer Cabins

by Justin Thomas •

Mobility during the summer can be important. You may need to take that certain someone to a cabin for a month by the dunes. These portable summer cabins let you experience the outdoors in a comfortable, modern interior. They have large windows and an acrylic dome skylight that allows plenty of light inside. The cabins, made by Pacific Yurts, have …