5 Pyramid Pod Bothy
This one bedroom, five Pyramid Pod house in Wiltshire has been designed and built for a couple who have been granted permission to build a temporary home whilst establishing their farm. The building was designed to meet, and exceed, BS:3632 - the definition of a mobile home - and also successfully met other planning criteria, amongst which was the need for key workers to live on site. Permission was granted for the couple to live in it full time for three years. They have now applied for permission to keep the building as a holiday house, as it is an ideal size and in a beautiful location. The building was delivered to site complete with all fixtures and fittings, and was occupied within just a few days of installation.
Floor plan of One Bedroom , 5 pod house
As the building was designed to be lived in full time, in addition to our usual features the interior has been designed to maximise storage space, and includes a bank of discreet wall cupboards within the entrance hall and the addition of an outdoor porch. The generous, fully fitted kitchen/ dining space has integrated appliances, wall cupboards, shelving with wine rack and oiled oak worktop; the living room has a wood burning stove and sliding doors which open onto the timber decking. A bathroom and separate double bedroom, with built in wardrobe, completes the accommodation. Paint colours in the living room , bedroom and kitchen are from a range by Earthborn organic paints and were specified by the client .
The Wiltshire Farm House is connected to mains water and electricity, and heat is provided by a variety of means including the wood burning stove, solar gain from large windows and under floor heating below engineered oak boards. To keep the heat in, the building is highly insulated with thick sheep wool insulation in floor, walls and roof, and it has double glazing throughout.
Windows are positioned to capture the stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside – a low landscape window in the bathroom frames the view alongside the bath for relaxation, skylights fill the space with daylight and a sliding glass door opens on to larch decking for indoor outdoor living.