Home Pod – Painting

The walls up and finished next stage in the revamp of the home pod was to start freshening the bare wooden walls with some paint. Over the years the wood had darkened by sunlight and where furniture had previously been placed the colours were all wrong. So a coat of paint was the solution.

First coat
Side walls awaiting the shelving and surrounds
Shelves
Finished

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Larger Pod – Partitioning

Once the floor was done we had a sketched plan of how to divide the floor space and make a proper bedroom and turn the stairs around from their original position. This gave a more homely feel to the floor space and even though obviously the one space now becomes two the living area steel feels spacious due to all the natural light that floods in through the windows.

Stud wall up and temporarily the stairs in place
Stairs now bolted in to place and one side of the wall sheeted.
You can’t beat a sketched out plan, scale drawing….
Nice use of the space under the stairs with a bench that also provides storage.

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Larger Pod the 12th year Revamp

So twelve years on from building the grass roofed visitors “shed” we decided to do a revamp and create a crafted comfortable chalet style accommodation for four people. Initially it was a complete empty of the building and then grinding down the concrete floor to get a polished concrete floor rather than the screed painted finish that we had for the last twelve years. The contractor who put the floor in all those years ago could have done a better job. So this was the place to start.

The floor twelve years of use all scratched and a few cracks

We hired a concrete grinder and spent a day running over and over the floor, cleaning up the dust each time. It was a hard day, but the 24 hour hire period was non negotiable so we worked hard.

This machine weighed a ton, however it was very easy to use, apart from all the cleaning between run overs

We are very happy with the finish, and went on to use a floor sealer “smartseal” product to give the concrete a deep sheen finish, it’s very nice.

The floor before sealing
Many coats of sealant gave a lovely finish, here the sealant is still drying.

So we now have a clean flat and sealed floor, very happy with it and a nice platform to work from.

Watch a short film made whilst we were sealing the floor

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Arkipod Mini For Sale

Arkipod mini for sale, Twelve foot long and Eight foot wide, fully insulated and metal corrugated roof.  Double glazed door and window.  Sleep two no problem. Perfect for glamping , extra room or home office. A small footprint means it could easily be placed in many areas.

This pod is ready to be purchased and can be delivered at cost to your site.

Give us a call on 087 742 0443 for information on this Pod or lead times for your own build, on your dimensions and finishes.

Arkipod launch 2018

Arkipod wooden pods made by family business of father and son on the South West Coast of Ireland, launching onto the market for 2018. Nice wooden structures made to order. Please do get in touch to discuss your Pod and what you want to use it for.
Call us now on 087 742 0443

Made from locally sourced products, strong, insulated and beautiful.

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A choice of different cladding on the outside, Wood or metal plus an inside finish of your choice.
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Wishing everybody a Very Happy new Year 2018

 

Arkipod Mini almost finished

Well after some intensive work the family has almost finished the Arkipod Mini. The frame was sheeted and insulated. A vapour barrier was then applied and finished with corrugated metal sheeting. We really like this finish, should last a very long time.

Another great thing about the construction techniques we are using is that once the covering is worn out it can be removed and replaced easily.

All that is needed now is to finish the end caps for the roof, install the door and windows and put the finishing layer over the gable ends. This Arkipod Mini should retail at under 5000€ which makes it a great proposition for people looking for some extra space, or even to use for an income using the Air BnB website, if you have a cool place to put it, it will rent.

This Arkipod has an interior which is 8 foot wide and 10 foot long, from a camping point of view easily big enough for four people sharing, or alternatively with some nice furniture a cosy romantic couples Arkipod.

Arkipod Mini almost Finished

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