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Inventor’s “Life Pod” Could Impact Multiple Housing Situations

The Life Pod.
Vincent Kolb-Lubo/SC Public Radio
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Engineer Mike Weeks fused two geodesic domes together with the idea of creating a recreational shelter for outdoorsmen. His idea soon evolved into Life Pod, a small shelter containing a bed, toilet, shower, and mini kitchen that can be moved on a jet-ski trailer. When the inventor hooked up to brainstorm with Tom Ledbetter, an associate vice president at Midlands Technical College, the two became excited at the possibilities the Life Pod may offer: shelter for the homeless, victims of natural disasters, minimal housing for fast-moving Millenials, and more. Weeks is showing the prototype now, and with advice from Ledbetter, plans to manufacture the Life Pod in the near future.