This YardPod was was designed and built for a Teacher in Berkeley, California. She wanted an office that maximized wall space while still providing good natural light. We prefabricated this YardPod with five high-level Milgard aluminum awning windows and one glass-paneled steel door. Foundations comprised six site-poured concrete foundations with a connecting treated wood beam [...]
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YardPods are custom-designed to meet the needs of each owner. One of the factors considered is the microclimate in which it is to be placed and how it is to be used. We prefer to design each YardPod specifically for its location and orientation rather than having standard designs which may or may not work [...]
This is the sixth and latest book in the series featuring sustainable design and construction of homes by Sheri Koones. Aimed at giving inspirational guidance to homeowners and potential homeowners who will build homes “that they will thoroughly enjoy living in – that are healthy, sustainable, energy efficient and beautiful.” (Sheri Koones). I recommend all [...]
Congratulations to: Gail Sims (CPA Green Technology Grant Advisor), Chris Auld, Brady Mitchell, Heather Jackson, John Rutherford and Jen Kohl, all teachers at Vintage High School in Napa, California, who applied for, and were awarded a “California Partnership Academy (CPA) Green Technology Grant.” Green Technology pathway courses are designed for students in grades ten through [...]
How Much Does a YardPod Cost? This is the single most asked question we get. Our website lists a finished YardPod in the greater San Francisco Bay Area at a starting price of $11,500 for an 8ft x 8ft unit and a starting price of $14,500 for a 10ft x 12ft YardPod, again in the [...]
This is the latest YardPod, our first in Berkeley, constructed by our General Contractor partner Paul Melish Builder. Constructed as a 10 ft x 12ft YardPod with a flat roof, a 12” overhang on three sides and an 18” overhang at the front. The new deck provides an easy transition into the YardPod and [...]
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 [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
- A 12ft x 8ft YardPod CLASSIC for a Teacher in Berkeley, California April 26, 2013
- Introducing YardPod® CLASSIC February 23, 2013
- Selecting a Location for your YardPod® Home Studio or Office October 3, 2012
- YardPods® – Maximum Comfort and Minimum Energy. May 25, 2012
- Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid April 7, 2012
- YardPod® Update February 2012 February 21, 2012
- Personal Space, Delivered April 18, 2011
- Steel Structures March 18, 2011
- How Green is a YardPod®? November 22, 2011
- Living with my YardPod® November 18, 2011
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