Tiny Homes, Simple Shelters by Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications, Inc. 2012.

YardPods is fortunate to be featured (p89) in this new book, along with some 150 other small buildings. Building types are gathered into chapters: “Tiny Homes on Foundations” “Tiny Homes on Wheels” “Tiny Homes by Architects” “Prefab Kits” “Earthy Materials” “Treehouses” “On the Road” “On the Water”   The book has 213 pages packed with […]

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How Green is your YardPod® Roof?

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left] I am frequently asked if a YardPod can be have a green roof, the answer is “Definitely.” Green roofs can help with rainwater management, cooling and energy conservation, increasing biodiversity and can insulate from noise.  Some people use the extra space to grow food.  Green roofs are often used to provide a wildlife […]

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Top 10 Reasons why YOU need a YardPod®

Reason #1: “You need MORE SPACE.” This is the primary reason why people add a YardPod. More and more people are working from home either part time or full time, and the dining room table is simply not the most efficient place to work. A YardPod provides additional usable space quickly and efficiently and the […]

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How Green is a YardPod®?

Answer: As Green as we can make it! Designing for sustainability is not a binary activity, everything involves trade-offs.  In an ideal world, we would only use materials that were affordable, renewable and produced locally that was easy to assemble, had structural strength and thermal stability, used no paint or glue, that needed no maintenance, […]

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Living with my YardPod®

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left] I have now enjoyed my YardPod for over a year.  It has met all of my performance criteria and greatly exceeded my expectations in terms of enjoyment. I built my YardPod with two objectives; first to provide a showcase for our business in designing and selling YardPods.  It is all very well having […]

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What will your YardPod® be?

Home Office Walk to work! The perfect place to read or surf the web or talk as loud as you want. Media Room Move the kid noise into the back yard. Or watch your favorite movie without distractions. Arts & Crafts Studio The perfect setting for inspiration. Picture yourself lost in creativity. Zen Retreat Uninterrupted […]

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Watch the Video

YardPod Assembly Watch the time-lapse on-site assembly of a 10′ x 12′ YardPod in San Rafael, CA. From the foundation to pre-built steel frame panels to wall and roof assembly to finishing with clear stain cedar exterior. Fully insulated and ready for the owner. Beautiful inside and out!

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Sustainable Materials

Commitment to Sustainable Materials and Processes We design and manufacture YardPods to achieve the highest standards of sustainability. We continuously evaluate material and assembly performance reviews as well as new sustainable materials in a process of continuous improvement. Materials YardPod materials are selected to achieve high sustainability ratings as well as outstanding performance.  Some examples: […]

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Personal Space, Delivered

YardPods are pre-fabricated, steel frame backyard rooms individually configured using a large catalog of modular, eco-friendly parts and materials. Pre-assembled in precision engineered panels at our factory and fully assembled on your site –permit free in most areas. For play, for work, for escape –your personal space can be only days away!

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Steel Structures

Steel Builds Great Structures There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a superior construction material. [clear] Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material 100% recyclable Minimum of 25% recycled content Non-combustible – […]

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