You can build a home using mobile pods for R100,000 per room

Light steel frames produced in South Africa are now being assembled into mobile storefronts, office spaces, and even multi-room houses – at competitive prices.

The concept behind Urban Pod is not a new, with examples of garden-style units popping up in the United Kingdom over the past decade. But these minimalist structures have only recently drawn serious attention in South Africa. In 2020, Urban Pods began to roll out in South Africa, with steel frame fabrication masterminded by Bernard Coetzer and marketing led by Ruaan Robbertze, just in time for a wave of home improvements triggered by lockdowns.