This LA-based mobile office pod is delightfully mod and bright

Working from home can be difficult when you've only got a few hundred square feet to work with. That's why Sol Haus Design founder Vina Lustado decided to design her very own office space on wheels.
The resulting SOL POD features 105 square feet plus a 64-square-foot loft for a flexible workspace. Lustado's sunny mod design was featured in Dwell magazine in 2016 with its smart layout and retro aesthetic.
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The structure is crafted from structural insulated panels for warmth and insulation year-round. This multifunctional design is both easily moved and flexible, working equally for a home art studio, office space or backyard cottage. Lots of geometric windows allow natural light to flood the interior.
Inside, a full kitchen features a stovetop burner, retro teal Igloo mini-fridge and small basin sink. There's plenty of room for a table for two and vintage leather dining chairs. A minimal brushed nickel faucet and eye-catching honeycomb light fixture accentuate the space's mod aesthetic. A large window above the counter provides a vantage point for enjoying nature while washing the dishes or preparing food.
Butcher block countertops add warmth and richness to the light oak interior. When not in use, a custom-fitted cutting board inlay sits atop the sink for added prep space. A small windowsill ledge accommodates plants and knick-knacks that enjoy the sun.
The main floor space features a custom-built double desk with lots of smart storage. Of course, retro egg chairs continue the '60s vibe. A large awning window bathes the workspace in light and views.
Behind the desks, discreet storage holds office supplies, files and electronics. The area is also equipped with plenty of electric outlets for charging equipment. The pod features a rooftop photovoltaic system to power the space.
A raised platform floor offers more smartly concealed storage below. Blonde hardwood flooring completes the polished, monochromatic color palette used throughout the office.
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Every workspace needs a place to enjoy a break. A ladder between the kitchen and workspace leads up to a small but efficient loft. Windows on all three sides feature open-sash construction to enjoy light and fresh air.
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