I spotted this on Shedworking this morning. The LifePod™ is being developed by a company in San Diego, California called Envision Solar and should be available in 2010. Envision Solar builds many different kinds of photovoltaic panel topped shade structures like those you see popping up over parking lots.
The LifePod™ takes that shade structure idea a step farther by enclosing the support structure and providing interior space. It will be available as a kit and turn key solution. It will be interesting to see what kind of pricing they come up with for this little building. I like the idea and can see how many people would benefit from a high quality prefab kits like this if the price is right.