Past Projects

“Pigoda”

The Pigoda project was a learning experience and critical to the future success of the THINKShed group. The goal of the Pigoda was to design and produce an environmentally friendly, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing loafing shed for pigs and similarly sized animals, to serve small farms or large-scale backyard farming endeavours. While the design was aesthetically pleasing and innovative, it was too ambitious and proved challenging to construct according to specifications. Hurdles such as design flaws, difficulty sourcing ideal materials, and lack of contruction expertise negatively impacted the final prototype. While currently in use, the team decided the existing design wasn't suitable for commercial manufacturing, and to move on to a product that would better tap into the emerging backyard farming movement.