Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod
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Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod 

Extended play and rest

Introducing the Mini-O Outdoor Pod - The Station Pod, Mini-O's largest and most versatile model designed for a wide range of recreational or commercial applications. Whether you need a cozy guest room, a compact ADU/DADU, a stylish lounge, a tiny home, or a rest area for golf courses, hunting trips, glamping, or vacations, this adaptable space can fit any outdoor or residential setting.

The Station Pod offers unparalleled flexibility and convenience for short stays or long-term use, as a fully prebuilt unit or as a flat pack kit.

The Mini-O The Station Pod is perfect for various ideal use cases, including a guest room, accessory dwelling unit (ADU/DADU), comfortable lounge, tiny home, rest area, and more. Its design caters to the unique needs of each setting, making it an excellent choice for golf courses, hunting cabins, glamping sites, and vacation retreats.

This pod combines practicality with luxury, providing a seamless blend of functionality and style. Measuring an impressive 30 feet in length, 10 feet in width, and varying in height from 10 feet 6 inches at the front to 9 feet at the back, the Station Pod offers a spacious 250 square feet of living space.

The exterior boasts durable metal steel panels with a weatherproof finish, available in either 12-inch panels or real wood Douglas fir, which can be clear-coated or painted/stained. Alternatively, you can opt for fiber cement or red cedar for an additional $2,300, ensuring your pod perfectly matches your aesthetic preferences.

The interior of the Station Pod is equally customizable, featuring options such as black oak laminate with a satin texture and wood graining, QuietWall acoustic fabric, and birch with a clear coat.

For a more personalized touch, you can choose birch solid white or any color for an extra $1,600. The ceiling can be finished in black oak laminate or birch and combined with acoustic foam panels in black or grey to enhance sound insulation and comfort.

Flooring options include 100% PET carpet tiles in canyon gray or premium plank vinyl that is waterproof and scratch-resistant, featuring a 20-mil wear layer. The Station Pod is equipped with modern electrical and lighting solutions, including 10 smart spotlights, 8 duplex outlets inside, and 2 aluminum LED sconces outside, ensuring ample lighting and convenience for any purpose.

Additional features of the Mini-O The Station Pod include a 3/4 bathroom with various extras, off-grid options, a kitchenette, and a solar power pack, making it a self-sufficient and eco-friendly choice.

A trailer option is also available for those requiring mobility. With its luxury, functionality, and customization blend, the Station Pod is the ultimate solution for all outdoor living needs.


 

 

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Specs and customizations of The Station

  • External measures: 30’ x 10’ x 10’6” (front) - 9 (back)
  • Living space: 250sf.
  • View all Mini-O standard Specs and warranties here.
  • Roof: Metal, standing seam steel, 16” panel. Concealed fasteners (cannot leak).
  • Doors and windows: double glazed, thermal break, energy rated.
    • Front: 4-panel accordion door and two picture windows.
      • Alternative: sliding doors (one or two).
    • Side: Sliding door
    • Back: two picture windows.
    • Black or white (matching trims and baseboards)
  • Exterior:
    • Metal steel panels, 12”, weatherproof.
    • Douglas fir (real wood) natural look - clear coated or painted/stained.
    • Alternatives: fiber cement, red cedar ($2,300).
  • Interior walls:
    • Black oak laminate, satin texture & wood graining.
    • QuietWall acoustic fabric.
    • Birch clear coated.
    • Birch solid white or any color of your choice ($1,600 extra).
  • Ceiling:
    • Black oak laminate, satin texture & wood graining.
    • Birch, clear coated.
    • Can be combined with acoustic foam panels (black or grey).
  • Flooring:
    • Carpet tile, canyon gray 18x18”, 100% PET.
    • Premium plank vinyl, waterproof and scratch resistant, 20-mil wear layer.
  • Electrical and lighting:
    • Interior: 10 smart spots lights, 8 duplex outlets.
    • Exterior: 2 aluminum LED sconces.
  • Extras:

View more customization and finishes here.

 

 

 

Pricing

Without 3/4 bathroom:

With 3/4 bathroom:

Extras:

Lead time:

  • Prebuilt: 9 weeks
  • Flat Pack Kit: 8 weeks

Shipping

  • ~$6/mile. Minimum: $2,000

Installation (Subject to accessibility)

  • Prebuilt:
    • Shed mule: from $2,000
    • Crane: from $6,000
  • Flat Pack Kit
    • On site assembly: $17,500
    • You can also hire you own contractor or DIY.


Good to know

  • Exterior Plumbing connections: fresh water comes into the pod via a 3/4” PVC pipe, grey water drains out through a 1-1/2” pipe. Both connections are stubbed out under the pod and come out through the side-bottom. Black water discharges through a 4” pipe, which should be connected up to the main site system or discharge lines (sewage, septic-leach field).

    • Trailer: The water comes into the pod via a fresh water hose, same size fitting as a standard garden hose (5/8”).

    • Dry/composting toilet option: does not require a black water discharge.

  • Heat tracer if required, would be supplied and installed by a contractor.

  • We do not handle the connections from outside the pod, but your contractor or our partners could.

  • When the bathroom extra is added the pod’s side window will be switched to the opposite side wall, outside the bathroom, that is to the left wall on the regular layout and to right wall on the flipped layout.

  • Both bathroom extras are available for both fully prebuilt pods and flat pack kits, with or without trailer.

  • Pod’s with the bathroom extra require a 50A power hookup (instead of the regular 30A).

 

Solar kit

If you want to add solar power it includes

  • 4 Monocrystalline panels with charge controller and installation accessories (400W in total).
  • 2 Lithium-Iron Phosphate Battery 12V- 170AH (340AH total).
  • 1 3000w 12V Pure Sine Wave Inverter (6000w surge peak).

Can I go off-grid with the solar pack?

Definitely, our solar panel kits are a great option for those who want to have reliable, constant access to energy without being connected to the grid.

Before making a decision you need to consider cloud cover (especially in the winter) and the amount of daylight hours your area of the country actually receives.

The northern sections of the country get a lot more cloud cover in the wintertime than the south. Finding sufficient solar power around the great lakes or pacific northwest is particularly difficult during the winter.

For the summer, most of the United States, with the exception of the extreme pacific northwest, is ideal for placing solar panels. The western and southwestern US is best, with the desert regions obviously receiving the most sun. But most all of the US can benefit from solar power throughout the summer. Sunshine is plentiful and there is no reason not to consider an investment in solar energy.

Typical use cases

When fully charged, and not receiving solar light (not recharging), the batteries can power:

  • 9h running: laptop + LCD screen + 4 interior LED lights + 2 ceiling speakers + fan + router, or
  • 20h running: laptop + 2 LED ceiling lights + router

* If the conditions allow for the batteries to recharge the off-grid span on these examples would be extended.

We always recommend a backup power source (generator, grid, etc) to assist the system when the batteries cannot fully recharge on a daily basis.

The Mini-O Purchase Process

1. Customize

Choose and preview size, layout, interior and exterior finishes and colors, extras and add-ons.

2. Feasibility Check

Weˈll assess your property and propose the best delivery and installation option.

3. Final Quote

Weˈll email you the complete quote with shipping, installation, extras, lead times and any suggested alternatives for your convenience.

• Takes around two days, depending on the complexity of installation.

4. Deposit and Agreement

To save your spot in line for manufacturing weˈll request a 50% down payment and sign a Purchase Agreement online. At this point weˈll also confirm delivery dates.

• Usually takes one day.

5. Manufacturing

Weˈll manufacture your unique pod while we coordinate delivery, installation and any other requirements. When the pod is ready weˈll send you photos and request the remaining payment.

• 3 to 7 weeks depending on your configuration and current production queue. We begin as soon as your initial payment clears.

6. Delivery and Installation

Weˈll handle delivery and installation or assembly with our local team and partner contractors. All the professionals involved in the process are licensed and insured. You are free to pick it up and install it yourself or with your preferred contractors.

• Shipping and installation happen on the same day, usually just a couple of hours at the site.

• On-site assembly can take as little as 7 days, but may get delayed depending on local permit requirements. DIY is also an option.

Warranty

We got you covered if anything goes wrong during shipping or installation (scratches, missing accessories, etc) or the pod suffers from any manufacturing defects for up 1 year. Please check the individual warranties of the different materials and appliances below. Our operations and engineering team will always be available via email to assist you with any doubts about the pod and its maintenance.

General Construction

1 year warranty against defects as a result of poor craftsmanship.

Metal roof and exterior cladding
40-year residential paint warranty: fading, chalking, chipping, cracking, peeling.

Doors and windows
10 year limited warranty.

Vinyl Flooring
50-year residential/15-year commercial warranty.

Heater
5-year manufacturer warranty.

AC (extra)
5-year parts and 7-year compressor.

FAQ

Where are the Mini Offices manufactured?

We build the Mini-Os in Marysville WA and Great Valley NY. We can ship them worldwide. 

How long have you been in business?

The Mini-O brand was launched in 2020 with focus on home working pods, but our team has more than 20 years of experience building tiny homes and structures.

We developed our Mini Offices because we believe #WFH is here to stay and we want to help our clients to boost their productivity at home, while giving them privacy and a place to relax and chill as well.

Can I add a bathroom/toilet?

Yes, we offer both a 1/2 and a 3/4 bathroom extra that fit inside the standard pod, no extra square footage is added. The 3/4 option  is only available for The Sixteen pod (16x10’).

How do delivery and installation work?

Fully Prebuilt pods:

We load your pod on a trailer and deliver it fully assembled to your property. Then we install it using a combination of the following: tilt trailer, shed mule or crane, depending on the accessibility to your backyard.

If accessibility seems impossible or it’s just too expensive to crane the pod, it can be assembled on site (review our Flat Pack Kit).

Flat Pack Kits / DIY:

The kit will be delivered on a trailer at your curb side. The assembly crew (yours or ours) will be responsible for unloading the parts.

How is the delivery and installation insured?

Mini-O has a $2 million general liability policy and that covers property damage. On top of that, our installation partners (shed mule companies, shippers, assemblers, crane companies)  have their own general liability policies.

How does the electric hookup work?

Our pods come with a 50A service (including breaker box) that needs to be connected to your house service panel. We do not handle the hookup but any electrician can do the job.

Inlet location:

  • Regular layout: back right corner, ~3’ from the ground.

  • Flipped layout: left back corner, ~3’ from the ground.

What are the prerequisites on my end? How do I know if I qualify?

All you need is enough space for the unit (14’x10’ for The Twelve and 18’x12’ for The Sixteen, that’s including 1’ all around) and 30A-50A available in your service panel. No matter how hard or easy the accessibility to your backyard, we can always install your pod. If there’s enough clearance around your house, we’ll go with the unit prebuilt. If there’s not, we’ll use a crane or assemble it on site.

What are the options for the foundation and ground prep?

We’ll need a clear and level ground where the pod will be sitting. If you’d like to build a foundation, any of the following are compatible with our office pods:

  • Pylex foundation screws

  • Gravel pad

  • Concrete pad

  • Wood foundation

  • Sonotubes (only for Flat Pack Kits)

  • Concrete pier blocks (only for Flat Pack Kits)

  • Piers and beams (only for Flat Pack Kits)

In all cases, the contractor needs to make sure it supports the weight of the pod (The Twelve weighs 4,600lbs and the Sixteen 7,200lbs), it does not need to be any bigger than the pod, and for ease of installation we recommend to keep the height difference with the ground at under 5”.

How do I prepare the site before installation?

You just need to make sure we have clear access to the location where the pod will be installed. A few considerations:

  • If we’re doing a ground installation (shed mule, forklift, etc), make sure you stop irrigation at least a week before, to avoid any grass damage.

  • If we’re using a crane, make sure your driveway is clear so the crane company has enough space to set the equipment.

  • For on-site assembly orders, we just need access to the backyard and the area should be clear.

Do I need to anchor the pod to the ground?

You don’t need to anchor the pod, but if your local authorities require it, then you have these options:

  • Steel “L” profiles

  • Simpson post bases

  • Pylex screws

  • RedHead anchors

The local requirements and the type of foundation you build will determine the right anchoring system, so please reach out to them first. Our product works with all the options, we got you covered!

Is heating and cooling / HVAC included? 

Smart heater included.

Extra AC available ($2,000): ductless heat pump mini split AC unit (9,000 BTU), capable of heating/cooling a room 3 to 5 times bigger. Made in the USA. Requires the customer to complete the DIY connection of the external unit (condenser), no need for a certified installer (doesn't require special tools, equipment or training). It comes pre-charged.

How do you install the Mini-O pods and how much does it cost?

We have a minimum of three options and we’ll find the best for your case:

  • Ground installation: For the Prebuilt Twelve we need 10’ width, and 12’ width for The Sixteen. Please don't forget to measure the ground clearance at your earliest convenience.

  • Crane: If you don't have ground clearance we can use a crane, as long as there are no power lines in the way. 

  • On-site assembly: You can work with one of our partners, use your own contractor or DIY. Review the more affordable Flat Pack Kit.

To find what works for your pod and quote it we need to take a look at the area. To do so please share a video and pictures, we will reach out after we receive and analyze it.

Can the Mini-O pods be relocated in the future?

Your mini office can follow you! You can take your Mini-O with you if you move with the same means used to install it (crane, shed mule, boom truck, etc).

How long does it take to manufacture the Mini-O pods? What’s the lead time?

Depending on your chosen customizations and installation method the lead time is between 3 to 6 weeks, from the moment we receive the 50% down payment.

How does the process and timeline work?

  1. Get a preliminary quote for your pod and customizations

  2. Send a video of your backyard to assess installation (only for pre built models)

  3. Get a final quote

  4. Sign purchase agreement and make a 50% down payment

  5. Production takes 3-6 weeks depending on the chosen model 

  6. Make final payment

  7. Receive your Mini·O and enjoy!

What is Made-To-Order?

Every pod is unique. So, once you place an order, we’ll manufacture and ship it in 3-6 weeks, depending on your configuration.

Will I have to get a permit?

We highly encourage you to check with their local permit authorities. Some areas may not require permits for structures under 200 sq ft.

The Twelve (96 sq ft) typically requires an electrical permit, and the Sixteen (160 sq ft) a building permit. That said, the requirements vary from city to city, so researching this locally is key. First check online: Google "[your county] shed permits” and look for the maximum size you can go without needing a permit. 

For the Flat Pack Kits, the contractor who assembles the pod would take care of pulling the permit. 

For the Fully Prebuilt units, if an electrical permit is required, we can leave the electrical wiring exposed to allow for the inspection to be conducted.

If you get the pod on a trailer chances are you won’t need any permits.

We also recommend you make sure they catalog the pod as mobile/portable, so they don't see it as a permanent dwelling space. Ideally not as a “home” office.

In any case, we’ll provide the base plans.

What’s behind the fabric top layer of the quiet wall? Will it be possible to mount shelving, etc.?

Beneath the QuietWall carpet there's a layer of plywood, and beneath that, the framing studs. You can definitely hang anything in the walls, as long as you hit a stud. We'll provide the framing plan so you know exactly where to drill the holes.

Are they soundproofed?

The acoustics inside the pod are great, the ceiling comes standard with full acoustic foam panels and walls are covered with Quietwall -a theater grade acoustic fabric. All doors and windows are double glazed, and we can delete the second sliding door (right wall) to have less glass surface. But all that does not necessarily mean the pod is completely soundproofed to avoid very loud noises from coming in or getting out.

For elevated soundproofing we also can cover the whole interior with an extra layer of a sound barrier. Extra cost $3,000.

Have a Question?

Talk to one of our trusted experts today! Our customer support team would love to answer any questions you might have. Call us if you want to place the order over the phone (855) 601-2444 or send us your inquiry via chat.