Camping Pods

Camping Pod Prices

If you’ve found the perfect camping pod for sale, how can you tell that it’s the right price?

There are a huge range of manufacturers from across the UK offering a huge variety of different camping pods for sale, so naturally the prices you can expect to pay vary enormously.

The cheapest pods in the UK start from £3,000, but can easily be double or triple that price depending on the specifications of your final design. For this price you will receive the basic framework of the pod which should cover everything you need to get you started. Items such as flooring and doors are sometimes considered an optional extra though so check with your designer or manufacturer that these are included in your order before confirmation.

Average prices for a camping pod falls somewhere between £4,500-£7,000. Pods don’t just have to be for camping though. Bespoke designs can be built to create custom offices, school rooms or extra living spaces. Depending on the your specifications these alternative forms of pods can easily cost tens of thousands of pounds. The beauty of buying a camping pod though is the sheer variety of different designs which are out there – at all sorts of different prices. From basic standard designs to bespoke creations you can really find a pod which perfectly works for your situation.

The overall cost of the camping pod is only just one part of a range of other expenses which need to be factored in when budgeting for a pod. Other costs which may need to be considered in your budget include :

Planning Permission

In some circumstances camping pods for home use can be installed without planning permission. However, in the event that you do need to make an application to your local planning authority for permission this can be a costly and time consuming exercise before making the payment for your camping pod.


Before your new pod is constructed you’ll need to discuss with the manufacturer to ensure that your pod has everything you need. From the basics of doors, windows and flooring to fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms, these can substantially increase the price you were expecting to pay depending on the scale of your pod project.

Delivery Costs

Most manufacturers will calculate the delivery costs as a set price per mile based on the distance from their workshops to your destination. Most pods are delivered ready made so there may be costs involved in improving the access arrangements to the site so the pod can be safely delivered.

Utility Bills

Depending on where you plan on siting your new camping pod you may need to extend or install access to water and electrical points. Solar panels could potentially be installed on the roof of your pod to reduce the cost of bills in the long term, but would mean an upfront payment at the outset.

Future Transport

If you need to move your pod around occasionally removable wheels, purpose built chassis or tow bars may need to be purchased depending on your pods configuration; or if this isn’t possible a small crane or hiab lorry will be need to be hired.


Many pod manufacturers have arrangements with financing companies who can offer loans to cover the payment of your pod. Although the purchase of a camping pod can be recouped by a rental income, the repayments and other fees need to be considered.
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