Jupe urban escape pods are portable prefab shelters from designers formerly working for SpaceX, Tesla and Airbnb.
Jupe units are 111 square feet, enough room to house a queen sized bed (included), a pair of end tables (included), a desk and chair, and an average-sized monolith. Ceilings measure a cavernous 11 feet, cloaked in luminous long-lasting Firesist® fabric.
To reduce clutter, Jupe’s sturdy and finished Baltic birch wood floors open up to individual storage cubbies totalling 38 cubic feet, enough space to store ten large suitcases.
A large panoramic entryway extends the sense of openness, with side windows providing cross-ventilation, and additional natural light.
Science fiction authors loved the idea of the prefab house you could put anywhere. Clifford Simak described one in his 1952 story Ring Around the Sun:
"The houses are prefabricated units," said Crawford, "and they sell at the flat rate of five hundred dollars a room — set up. You can trade in your old home on them at a fantastic trade-in value and the credit terms are liberal — much more liberal, I might add, than any sane financing institution would ever countenance. They are heated and air conditioned by a solar plant that tops anything — you hear me, _anything_ — that we have today. There are many other features, but that gives you a rough idea."
(Read more about Simak's solar-powered prefab house)
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