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Camping pod

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I may be repeating myself, but I'm not a huge fan of camping. The great outdoors is wonderful, but I don't want it crawling all over me while I'm trying to sleep. Next time I'm forced to overnight in the wilderness, I'm going to make sure there's a POD around.

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The POD was created by British-based Newfoundland Lodges. It's an insulated wooden hut that achieves much the same function as a tent, but with a lot more security and sturdiness. It's not huge (eight feet wide by nine feet long) but it's big enough to sleep two adults and a couple of smallish kids. There's also an outside deck to extend the living area.

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The windows are double-glazed and lockable, the roof is insulated with sheep's wool and lined with a special foil to reduce summer heat.

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They've only been around for a few years, but PODs are already popping up in campgrounds and caravan parks all over the UK, from Bodmin in Cornwall to Innerleithen, just south of Edinburgh. Enough to do a POD tour of the Britain. So who needs a tent? RM

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  • Steve Millar

    July 12, 2009

    Hi Joyce,
    You may have a chance to see our microlodges in Washington state as we are in the process of expanding west.

    See us at http://www.microlodge.co.uk

    Steve Millar

  • Steve Millar

    June 28, 2009

    Just thought you may be interested in looking at the ‘Hobbit houses’ at http://www.microlodge.co.uk

    Steve Millar

  • Jonathan Cox

    April 1, 2009

    I can understand your dislike of tents. I will say, though, that I wouldn’t want to see these popping up all over the wilderness. The nice thing about tents is that they’re temporary, and don’t lead to permanent development.

    Still, this is a pretty sweet rig for a nice campground. Great post.

  • Joyce Rogers

    March 27, 2009

    The pods are great Where do you buy them? It would be a great camping idea in Washington State.. I would invest in something like that up here and make a fortune…Thank you J.R.

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