A tranquil getaway in some of the most stunning locations on our planet where you can relax by listening to the song of mother nature. Districthive's Colony is a five star space for humans to recharge and connect with breathtaking nature in luxury without giving up comforts and technology.

The Colony

The "Colony", a tiny house Pod hotel we call podtel is the world's first truly autonomous living space that can colonise any terrain. It requires no public services to function by making its own water, electricity and waste treatment. We can park in spaces where construction is not possible.

A.I. Powered

It is completely self-sustaining, self-sufficient, fully equipped and mobile phone APP controlled: from entry, lighting, temperature, aroma, sound, TV and concierge to Artificial Intelligence powered energy management. Everything is connected.


Climate change is a real threat so we went completely offgrid and green. Our proprietary technology makes our own water, electricity and waste treatment without plugging into local services. The colony is carbon neutral and can operate for 4 days without sun on solar charged batteries.



Our first prototype, set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada ranges in Granada.
This is a demonstration of the technological advances from intensive R&D conducted by Districthive to create a truly offfgrid habitable space, without compromise.


Perched in a desert, South of Spain, we wanted to demonstrate that we solved the problem of generating our own water, electricity and waste treatment without any public services or grids. We are completely self-sustaining and we make no changes to the natural environment prior to dropping the pod on the ground.
We make enough energy to run 4 days without the sun, 250 litres of water a day from the air and convert all waste into ash and irrigation water to be safely discarded into the environment.


Districthive podtels were designed to be state-of-the-art without compromise in quality of living. The goal was simple, we wanted to colonise new environments without disrupting eco-systems, whilst ensuring guests had complete luxury and services they were accustomed to.


The podtels are built to mimic our idea of a space ship that landed on planet Mars, the next frontier for humans. How do we do that in limited space and without compromise? The podtels are highly organised with plenty of storage spaces and organised modules that solve every need humans have in their daily lives.


Districthive podtels only work with our custom built APP available on app stores. Open doors, control your mood settings with light, sound, aromas and temperature.
There is high speed mobile internet with load balancers and fail over contingency connections, guaranteeing you access in the wild at all times!


We built our own motherboard called the "HIVEMIND" that connect the hardware to the software. Our algorithms control everything about your stay by monitoring your energy and resources consumption, comfort and make your stay completely autonomous.


A virtual tour of the location of our Gorafe, Granada podtel site in Spain. A truly remarkable location for a human recharging station in the Sierra Nevada ranges.

The Colony

by DistrictHive

The world's first truly autonomous podtel.

Self-sustaining, eco-friendly, off-grid, completely APP powered and carbon neutral pod hotel set in idyllic naturescapes of our planet.


Centralised services at your fingertips, whenever you want it using our APP that powers EVERYTHING!

Automated application to auto check-in and out, get secure lockers, buy food, drinks and other services from the dispensers any time or even pay for services on-demand.

Smart Pods to control your lights, sound, temperature, aromas (fragrances), user access and even energy consumption. Voice powered A.I. assistance at all times.


State-of-the-art luxurious minimalism and fully equipped pods that sleeps a family of four, always putting comfort first with stunning views! From living space, kitchen, bedroom, washroom, stargazing decks to hammocks.

Spacious podtel with over 45sqm / 484sqft. TGFA (Total Gross Floor Area) of utilisable space.

A.I. powered APP to make your stay comfortable. Control your pod access, mood settings, light, sound, aromas and temperature.

Eat \ Drink

Automatic locker dispensers that can be paid for on demand and serve you drinks from artisans and craft companies. In the wild, anytime you want it.

Curated Menu in ready-to-eat boxes with an exquisite range of food from from local artisan brands.

On-demand Eat and Drink, anytime. Just pay with your APP.

Free Premium Water from local brands with every stay booked, ice cold!


Off-The-Beaten Track tips and recommendations in our APP. It powers your entire experience and has some great features to help you make the most of your stay.

Districthive e-Scooters available to rent-on-demand for use around town. Discover like never before with 6 hours of battery per purchase.

City Guide built within the APP with curated tips on highly recommended things to do and see near the podtel.

Concierge 24/7

Concierge service on-demand, get help, advise, and tips anytime you need to make the most of the city and your stay. Ask them anything, anytime of the day for a quick reply.

Community driven, to share hidden tips with each other, recommend things to do and point out new finds on facebook and Instagram.

Host managed so you have local support in emergencies and daily cleaning and maintainance services.


Creative Inspiring Spaces amidst nature for you to relax and work on your own terms. We offer views that guarantee recharging of humans.

Work & Play orientation, we know that many of you take your work with you whilst you travel, so we thought about that too. Make blogs, vlogs and catch up with your friends and family with high speed internet in the wild.

Stargazing decks on hammocks. The perfect place to read a book!

Take a video tour of our autonomous hotel.

Discover the buzz of the Districthive colony and what you can expect!

Stay at the Districthive colony.

Innovative autonomous luxury pod hotels for the generation Y and Z.

A sanctuary for travellers, social media fanatics, foodies, explorers and

digital humans.

Recharging humans amidst our stunning natural world across beautiful countries!