SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
Posted on February 19th, 2008
For now, Casulo exists only as a prototype. But for all, who already are interested in the project, we compiled the most important questions, that should provide you an insight into what could be possible with Casulo. (The Information are oriented mostly on the conditions in Europe)
Is Casulo something for me?
What do I need to move with Casulo?
What does the transport of Casulo cost?
How do I transport my most important belongings?
What to do with my Casulo, when I don't need it meanwhile?
Will I get my Casulo in my favourite colour?
What, if I need Casulo only one-time awhile?
When and where will Casulo be available and what does it cost?
What does Casulo mean and how do you pronounce it?
What's the weight of the entire box?
Counter-questions: How often did you move in the last time? Do you remember the stress? Did your furniture endure the move? How many helpers where necessary? What did the last move cost including the rent for the transporter and gasoline?
Or maybe you have some rooms to let and could use a solution for furnished interim letting? And if you're quite not sure now, maybe you want to read this after your next move again.
A phone, your two hands and a possibility to move yourself.
With the phone you call a forwarding company and make an appointment for pickup and delivery at the new address. You-self maybe will be transported by a ride and with your own hands you can reassemble Casulo in your new room in the twinkling of an eye.
The concept of Casulo is aimed for moving your furnishing by a forwarding company cost-efficient as part-load-traffic. Therefore Casulo is matched to the standard measure of a Euro-Pallet (120cm to 80cm / standard in European transport logistics). And this can be moved inside Germany for 80 €. By the way, if you don't need your casulo at all, you can also place in storage from 10 Euro/month.
Inside of a packed Casulo, there is storage for more than one third of the volume. That will suffice for bedclothes, the favourite clothes, some books and all kinds of bits and bobs. You don't want to separate from you record library? Well, no problem! Onto a Casulo you can stack additional packing cases as you like. For the forwarding company this shouldn't make any difference and Casulo for sure is stable enough to handle it anyway.
You only need your Casulo, when you for example have to stay for a while in another city for a project or a job? The forwarding company can place in storage from 10 Euro a month.
At this point, a hint for all parents: if your offspring will go abroad during there education or afterwards, you don't need to block up your cellar or garage with all their furniture. There's now a more nifty solution.
This depends on what you favourite colour looks like. If it isn't pink the chances are good to get your Casulo in a colour you like. Of cause we knew that the existing green-yellow isn't favour of everyone, but for the prototype we couldn't resist to use something extraordinary. But if you can see it in reality, maybe it will chance your mind.
We hope, that you can find in the future a service provider in your proximity, who rent or lease Casulo to you for those kind of spontaneous needs. Cause therefor Casulo was designed in principle.
Actually, we're in contact with companies for production and distribution. Unfortunately, we can't give you more detailed information, when and where Casulo will be available on the market. Hopefully as soon as possible. Also, we couldn't name a price for this moment, thus this depends on many facts, that for now are not cleared.
Casulo is the Portuguese word for cocoon.
For pronunciation it should work with [kɑzuːlo] or maybe [kɑzuːləʋ] (IPA)
Or try »car« (without the »r«) »zoo« »low«
(the emphasis is placed on zoo)
The prototype weights about 170 kg. However, we think that the final product will weight a little less. probably around 150 kg. At least it depends, how many of your stuff you put inside the box. If you need to carry stairs, cause there is no elevator in the house, you can take each part separate. The most heavy piece is the top of the armoire, which is about 32 kg.