The pod has an octagonal plan with an inner diameter of 3m and maximum internal height of 2.4m, providing ample space and head clearance. To further extend the interior capacity, two side flaps open upwards to form awnings. The optional free-flowing transition connects the interior to nature or whatever setting the structure happens to be placed. A raised timber deck–made with recycled pallets–provides a solid floor for seating and sleeping.
The interior can comfortably accommodate a double bed, perfect for laying and gazing into the night sky via side windows or skylight. In summer months, the two flaps can be opened without removing the fly-screen, enabling users to experience semi-open sleeping.
Structural elements are made of bamboo, and the cover is strong, waterproof canvas. From flat pack to fully built, it takes two people roughly 45 minutes to set up.
Designed by Giant Grass, the Froute Pod is still in prototyping stages, with production to begin in several months.