About Pod Concepts

At Pod Concepts we have looked to push the boundaries of transportable architecture, while creating beautiful modern solutions to the requirement for extra space.

 

Who Is Pod Concepts?

Pod Concepts is managed by Steve Brackebush, who has been building for 25 years, and also owns a residential building company which specialises in exclusive new homes and renovations, and employs a team of six.

Steve is a Licensed Building Practitioner who started as an apprentice on the Hibiscus Coast before doing a working O.E. through Canada and America, where he enjoyed working on log homes before moving on to Europe.

It was in Europe that he discovered a passion for alternative building, and now Pod Concepts allows him to showcase these alternative building ideas.

Steve strives to offer a personal approach to his clients and he works hard to fulfill their expectations within their budget and timescales. The proof of Steve’s personal touch and dedication to excellence is that in addition to building amazing homes for his clients, he also often ends up building great friendships too.

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Why Pod Concepts?

Steve Brackebush recognised that there was a gap in the market for stylish, designer transportable buildings after friends approached him asking if he could create something for them.

After doing some research Steve found that there were numerous cheap, portable cabins on the market, but nothing that would actually enhance the appearance of your property. At the other end of the scale he found plenty of architects who were happy to charge clients an arm and a leg to create bespoke options, but there was nothing in between … until Pod Concepts was created!

Pod Concepts have done the hard work for you. The Pods have been designed by an architect, and pre-built in a factory by experienced craftsmen and Licensed Building Practitioner – Steve and his team!

 

Speak With Us

 

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



    Looking forward to meeting tiny house enthusiasts and aspiring owners tomorrow at the Tiny House Conference!

    It’s at 9 Lambie Dr, Manukau - come see us, grab our brochure and price list and check out what else is on offer at the show!

    For a 20% discounted ticket use our code ecopodconcepts

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    We’re proud to be sponsoring the Mahakirau Forest Conservation project with a bespoke M-Pod for their new community hub! This will act as a base for field workers, researchers and education on this 600Ha Coromandel conservation estate. It’s a truly stunning project.

    Help them fundraise their last bit for the startup costs of the project if you can! Their GiveALittle page can be found here:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-us-build-a-field-base-or-community-hub

    To be able to manage, and accelerate, the work they’re doing, they have secured the necessary resource consent, and are well advanced in building a small Field Base Community Hub with a meeting/learning space in one container; short term accommodation space in a modular Ecopod for researchers to stay; and a storage facility/tool library in a second container.

    Over 80% of the funds they need have been raised from funders like NZ Lotteries; Trust Waikato, QEII National Trust, Pub Charity and even the proceeds of two cake stalls from our local early learning centre, Riverlee!

    This week we’ve started with floor and wall framing, and figuring out the practicalities of installing a dehydrating compost toilet, too!

    We’re looking forward to
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    This is like our C1 Pod dwelling. Talk to us about passive solar design and Homestar rating for your next ecopod project.

    HEYLEY PROJECT || Located beachside on Phillip Island Victoria, the Heyley project has nestled beautifully into its natural setting. Adopting passive solar principles and maximising the site orientation the home achieves a 7-star energy rating. ⁠

    Two sustainably built modules envelope three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open living area with freestanding fireplace. The beach home occupies a minimal footprint, but still offers maximum flexibility for a young family to enjoy a relaxing coastal escape. ⁠

    Get in touch today for a free design consult and proposal for your project! 📷 @coastalsnaps⁠
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    We’re interested to hear from anyone with an Eco Pod currently self-isolating in their Pod. What’s it like for you? #isolation #quarantine #covid_19 .

    This one is from a group in Aus @unyoked.co who offer natural retreats to people. The perfect time to be offering this service! Time to reconnect with nature and find some calm among the chaos in the world right now. #retreat #reconnect #rewilding .

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    Private Paradise or Open Observatory?
    There’s so much you can do with a small space to suit any style. 📸@novodekomodular & @novablok
    Talk to us about your design ideas for a prefab pod to suit your lifestyle!
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    We’re exploring working with @sipform panels to construct our modular pods. Here’s a teaser of a finished project they did in Perth!

    To discover our development plans complete our survey and come join our focus group session! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9P2PDBC .
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    Builder: FORM Homes⁣

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    Our friends over at @modular_buildings_australia have developed this concept kiosk pod. We’d love to do something similar if anyone wants to set up a transportable business serving the people!
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