Do the cabins need a foundation?
The pods are light weight structures and do not require large foundations. The foundations we use have zero impact on the environment. We use pre-cast EPS concrete blocks with recycled polystyrene. Each block holds a capacity of 500kg.
Do I need to install the cabin?
Moriko will arrange transport and installation, prices provided on request. Our pods are built in the factory, delivered complete and craned into place. Alternatively we can build on site if crane truck access is an issue.
Are the cabins waterproof?
We use a rainscreen system which is typical for timber construction around the world. This provides a comfortable structure that is weatherproof and has good insulation.
Is there Ventilation?
Yes, the A frame structure Yes, the Seedling relies on natural ventilation which can be controlled through manual vents and has a stable door. the additional pods have windows.
Is there Insulation?
We use a cavity wall system which provides a comfortable interior temperature.
Do I need to worry about fire?
Cross laminated timber, unlike traditional timber framing is a solid mass of timber which gives the structure better fire resistance. During a fire the outer layer of timber burn forming a char which continues to provide heat resistance to the internal layers. XLAM has undertaken fire burn tests at the university of Stellenbosch and are able to meet the required national standards for building construction.
Do I need electricity?
No, we can arrange solar and gas options.
Do we offer custom designs?
We would be happy to discuss your design requirements