These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travelers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each

  • NapCity started out smalling private pods travelers could rent to take a rest in airports.
  • The company pivoted to selling the pod as private, contactless spaces because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • They’re customizable, and start at $50,000.
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Since March of 2020, millions of people around the world have been forced to figure out how to work from home, from improvised office space to quick childcare solutions.

NapCity makes tiny pods mostly used in airports, where travelers can take a quick nap on a layover. The COVID-19 pandemic completely upended the travel industry, and the company has pivoted to selling what president Stephen Rosenfeld calls “private space as a service.” With travel way down, and many international routes closed, Rosenfeld is pitching his Napcabs as hotels, offices, wellness centers, and anything else that can fit in 50 square feet. 

Features that were good for convenience before, like touchless check in and online payments, are now key safety features in high demand. Rosenfeld predicts that more companies will be looking for ways to use tiny spaces like Napcabs. In the past few months, the Internet has been flooded with tiny backyard office designs, so there may be room for more growth in the tiny space industry.

Look inside a Napcab here. 

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