Frequently Asked Questions

1 Do I need a building consent?

You may or may not need a consent depending on the dwellings you already have on site.

If you require a kitchen and/or an ensuite you will need a consent. The S-Pod will not need a consent as it is a room only.

2What areas do you service?
We send our pods to anywhere in the country. Even the Chatham Island & Waiheke Island etc
3What size Pods are available?

Pods are currently available in 3 sizes which can be combined to create numerous options.

The dimensions are listed under each pod. To include the eves please add 0.25m to each side eg the S Pod wall to wall is 3m x 3m, including eves is 3.5m x 3.5m

4How much do they cost?
Prices depend upon the range of designer features you incorporate. Rental options are also available.
5How are Pods made?

Pod Concepts are built using the highest quality materials using pre-fabricated construction methods.

Our internal walls are finished with a Pre-finish Birch plywood. Our cladding is Shadowclad. For more information please contact us.

6Do you offer a warranty?
Our Pods are built with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) on site. The NZ Building Act 2004 sets out implied warranties for workmanship that protect your residential building work for up to 10 years. Any material component of the Pod, not manufactured by Eco Pod will have the benefit of the warranty provided by the manufacturer. Our pods are built to meet or exceed the NZ Building Standard NZS 3604:2011 for Timber Framed Buildings, and we invite you to visit us to see for yourself the quality of our build!
7How long does it take to build a pod?
The S-Pods and the M-Pods take 3-4 weeks to build. The L-Pod takes 5-6 weeks.
8What are the transport costs?
Prices vary around the country. Please advise your site address and we will gladly provide a quote.
9Can we change the layout?
We can change the internal layout but we cannot change the external measurements. This is because of transport restrictions.
10How does the power/water/septic systems work?
  • The power works like a caravan, plug it in to a main line.
  • We work closely with Tanksalot for your water requirements. For more information please go to
  • Septic systems, there are many options and we would work with your company of choice. We can help you make the right decision for you.
11Can we put a pod on a sloping section?
Yes! Absolutely. We use a screw pile system that accommodates most sites. For more information please go to
12Can we send as flat packs?
Unfortunately we can’t send as flatpacks. We fully assemble at our yard and transport the finished product.
13Do we have a show home available to view?
We are currently building a new show home. This will be available to visit in May. We have pods under construction all the time, so you are welcome to visit and see the process.
14Do we offer a rent to buy option?
Yes we do. Please contact us for full terms and conditions.

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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:

    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

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

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    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 .

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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! .
    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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