Various news outlets (including The Guardian and The Worcester News which carries "the heart-stopping moments when Worcester’s first ‘micro-home’ is lifted over a house and lowered into a back garden by a giant crane") have covered the arrival of the first iKozie pod at the Worcester headquarters of the Homeless Foundation.
Features in the 17.25sqm prefabricated home - designed by Eastabrook Architects and built by Ashby & Croft - include a double bedroom, kitchen, shower room and living area. Inspired by the design of yachts and first class airplane cabins, it has a corrugated iron roof and larch wood cladding, and is also stackable. The first tenant is expected to take up residence next month, using it as a stepping-stone home between hostel and permanent residence.
Kieran O’Donnell, a trustee of the Homeless Foundation, said:
“We believe this is a future answer to homelessness and provides single person independent living. We think we have designed something pretty unique, the first of its kind in the world. Every city in the UK has homeless challenges."