Pacific Pods portable accommodation and buildings – beginnings
Pacific Pods Ltd was established in 2017 as a social enterprise. Our mission: to supply low-cost, portable accommodation and buildings for use throughout the Pacific region, across a wide range of applications. These include; nursing stations, hospital wards, offices, cafes, resorts and private residences.
To achieve this, we needed to source a quality flat pack modular building unit (or pod) that provided versatility of application and design as well as portability and ease of instalment even in the most challenging location. What we came up with was a flat-pack steel panel-based option that comes fully insulated and pre-wired for power points and lights as required. The system we chose can withstand extreme weather conditions and provide a comfortable environment. One that is fit for purpose in the different commercial, health and residential applications we envisioned for the remote Pacific community development we were supporting.
Pacific Pods and Pacific Trust Otago
Pacific Pods Ltd has formed a partnership and collaboration of five successful business entrepreneurs with a Dunedin Pacific Island community based charitable organisation, Pacific Trust Otago.
Through its buildings concept, Pacific Pods continues to be committed to the housing needs community development in the Pacific Islands. This region is frequently impacted by severe weather events where the need for safe and long-term housing is paramount. As well as portable accommodation, our pods are now being used to create easy-to-ship and assemble nurse’s stations, which are destined for some of the more remote villages and outer islands of Fiji.
Pacific Pods has a number of other community-based projects due for completion in Fiji, and plans are in place to access other Pacific Islands, such as Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands.
With all our commercial contracts a percentage of the proceeds from the business is channelled into providing much needed resources for Pacific Trust Otago to continue its charitable work in the Pacific community right here in Dunedin.Visit the PTO Website
From Pacific community resources to portable cabins for sale
Because we are a New Zealand registered company based out of Dunedin, the next logical step for Pacific Pods was to look at ways we could service the local market for portable and temporary buildings.
There is a real demand for affordable short to medium term buildings and our portable cabins are ideal as site offices, utility buildings and staff accommodation in both the rural and commercial sectors.
We are also becoming a popular choice for homeowners and property investors who want additional sleeping options for family, friends or tenants, or to gain some much needed studio or chill-out space, or a home-based office. The man cave and she-shed concept is creating another new line of enquiry for Pacific Pods, as Kiwis come up with innovative ways to make use of our portable cabins for sale.Contact Pacific Pods
An eye to solving the housing crisis one pod at a time
The versatility of Pacific Pods means anything is possible, including configuring larger low-cost dwellings for short- and long-term accommodation solutions here in New Zealand.
With our current demand for affordable homes, we can not only provide a short-term solution to the current housing crisis in Auckland, and for emergency housing in the wake of a natural disaster like the Christchurch and Kaikoura quakes, but we hope to play an active role in addressing the ongoing rise in demand for affordable long-term housing for low income families, refugees and others seeking the stability of a more permanent home.