Solar-Powered Homeless Sleep Pods

Experiencing homelessness can be particularly dangerous during the winter months due to the risk of hypothermia, so the ‘Ulmer Nest’ sleeping pod is positioned as a way to help combat against exposure.

The pod features a solar-powered design to provide heat as well as the various sensors within that will monitor the safety of the person as they rest inside. This includes temperature, humidity, smoke and CO2 sensors, while a heat exchanger, ventilation system and door lock are also inside the unit.

The ‘Ulmer Nest’ sleeping pod is crafted from wood and is positioned as part of a pilot project to help those experiencing homelessness to stay safe as they spend extended periods outdoors through the seasons.