PanGoPods are off-grid eco-friendly mobile homes. They are bigger than a caravan but smaller than a Park Home. This sort of housing is common in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, where they are called Tiny Homes.
The PanGoPods detach from their trailers: they can be kept on the trailer or ‘planted’ on site and removed again. A PanGoPod plus trailer weighs 3500 kg and can be towed by a large 4×4. PanGoPods run off of solar power, using water from rainwater harvesting tanks, and a water-free composting loo.
Pangopods have a ground floor of roughly 16 m2 and two mezzanine lofts, each of just over 4 m2, for a total area of nearly 25 m2. The lofts can each take two single mattresses or a king-size mattress. A separate bathroom provides privacy for a shower, a composting toilet, a hand basin, a wardrobe, and a washing machine. The open-plan ground floor contains a fully-functional kitchen, a sleeper couch, and a dining nook.
The starting price on the “shell” option is R340 000 and goes up to R565 000 for a fully-functional “plug-and-play” option. But I see they prefer to quote on specific requirements. These homes are made in Cape Town and there is also one available at a wine farm and nature reserve near Malmesbury for viewing.