Germany installs homeless sleeping pods

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The Germany town of Ulm has started installing sleeping pods for homeless people.

A team of six design businesses have developed the products. They first came up with the idea for the sleeping capsules back in 2018.

The first pods were tested outside last winter. However, some changes have been made to the design since then.

The pods are known as Ulster Nests. They are made from wood and steel and are both windproof and waterproof. They’re designed to keep up to two people protected from the elements, including rain, frost and humidity.

However, the creators have stressed that the capsules aren’t an alternative to staying in proper overnight accommodation, especially as the city of Ulm can reach very low temperatures.

The sleep pods have also been fitted with solar panels and they even come complete with enough room to house users’ belongings.

They’ve been fitted with sensors which can monitor temperature, humidity, smoke and carbon dioxide levels.

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4678ftbu68
4678ftbu68
10 months ago

This is so amazing

Popcorn
Popcorn
10 months ago

so cool

Botshelo
Botshelo
10 months ago

thats good for the people

Lynney
Lynney
10 months ago

Clapping for those people who help and supported this idea.

I Love Trains!
I Love Trains!
9 months ago

We need those here in Aoatearoa! And I’m not homeless or anything but I would like to sleep in one of those for the night to see what it’s like.

Matilda
Matilda
9 months ago

That would be amazing if made all around the world

sleeping sheep
sleeping sheep
9 months ago

wow that is really cool!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

Wow! They should make these for all around the world!

Madeline
Madeline
9 months ago

Cool OO

a joke
a joke
9 months ago

everyone gangster till a bear comes to the pod

UKNOWN
UKNOWN
9 months ago

If only this is happening all around the world

ETHAN
ETHAN
9 months ago

Such a smart idea.
New Zealand should definetly try this out instead of putting homeless in 5 star hotels that tax payers pay for

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

That’s so cool if we had that in Nz people would be abusing it if u know what im saying

Someone
Someone
5 months ago

Wow

peepeepoopoo
peepeepoopoo
5 months ago

thats so nice 🙂

bello
bello
4 months ago

It is so kind

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