- Sleeping “pods” based in a San Francisco building are not up to code, officials said.
- Authorities issued a violation for the pods on Tuesday, the SF Examiner reported.
- The $700-a-month pods are 4-foot-high boxes made out of wood and steel.
Tiny sleeping “pods” may have proved a hit with tech workers, but city officials are not impressed with their installation in a San Francisco building.
The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection on Tuesday found they were not up to code and issued a notice of violation for the pods, which contain beds but no windows.
The department said the pods, situated in Mint Plaza, were illegally installed without a residential building permit.
If the building wants to keep the pods, it must file the required permits by the start of November, obtain approval by December 2, and have inspectors sign off on the changes before the start of the new year, the outlet reported.
Representatives for the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, made outside normal working hours.
The pods, which are 4-foot-high boxes constructed from wood and steel, made headlines after tech workers praised the spaces in interviews with ABC 7 News.
In San Francisco, the Brownstone Shared Housing-made pods go for $700 a month. Brownstone CEO James Stallworth told SFGate the company had a lot of inquiries from people interested in artificial intelligence.
Young workers flocking to the city for opportunities praised the spaces for their ease and networking opportunities.