Germany tests sleep pods as shelter for homeless

A German city has created sleep pods for the homeless

Location: Ulm, Germany

The ‘Ulm nest’ with a solar panel on its roof to power lights

is big enough to fit one person

(SOUNDBITE) (German) "CARITAS" CHARITY WORKER, NORMAN KUROCK, SAYING:"The nest unlocks itself automatically in the evening which means that someone who needs a place to sleep can simply open the door and find a safe place overnight. It protects against the cold but also against attacks."

Video Transcript

NORMAN KUROCK (THROUGH INTERPRETER): The nest unlocks itself automatically in the evening, which means that someone who needs a place to sleep can simply open the door and find a safe place overnight. It protects against the cold but also against attacks.