Alternative & Temporary Accommodation Solutions

We have the temporary alternative accommodation for you should you experience a disaster in your home.

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If your home has been affected by fire or flood damage and as a result of this you are unable to use certain parts of your house, Rainbow International offers a cost effective temporary alternative accommodation solution where hotels/ long term lets are not suitable.

Temporary Alternative Accommodation Pods

The Rainbow Kitchen or Bathroom pods alleviate the need to leave your home following a disaster, like fire or flood damage, if only part of the property is damaged.

There are only three practical requirements to be considered for Kitchen or Bathroom pods to be used as alternative accommodation on any claim:-

  • Space and access for the pod to be delivered
  • Working electrical supply
  • External water source

Each alternative accommodation pod has been specifically designed to fit into a standard car parking space or driveway and can be delivered to anywhere in the UK mainland within 3 working days. This timescale also applies to the collection of the pods.

The pod design focuses on safety and simplicity of use for the policyholder and their family. The electrical supply is via 13 amp plugs which can be connected to most standard plug sockets and the water system is pumped via an outside tap, ensuring a swift and simple installation process; which is all completed by the delivery team on arrival. There is no need for gas canisters to be changed (which also require regular visits to replace, incurring additional costs).

Should you not have access to a foul waste manhole, septic tanks can also be provided to accompany the alternative accommodation pods.

Should there be any occasion where no outside tap is available the delivery and installation team can connect one for the policyholder.

All temporary alternative accommodation pods are provided with a complete Welcome Pack which includes user guides for all contents also with a trouble shooter and contact information.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and talk to one of our experts to organise your temporary alternative accommodation, either through insurers or privately.

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The Kitchen Pod

Size: 11ft long x 6ft wide x 7ft high

Power supply: 2x 13 amp plugs connected to a standard plug socket, which will effectively run all of the components supplied within the pod.

Water supply: Connected to an outside water supply using high pressure water pipe and fittings with an inline stop tap.

Waste water: Directed to the nearest drain through a hose.


Pod Contents

  • Immersion heater (5-10 mins to heat)
  • Fridge freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Fire extinguisher & sign
  • Fire blanket & sign
  • Smoke alarm
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Induction frying pan (28cm) & induction saucepans (18cm & 16cm)
  • Jockey wheel docks x8
  • Level up blocks x4
  • Internal cable protector (1m)/ external cable protector (10m)
  • Kitchen packs are also available at an additional cost if required

The Bathroom Pod

Size: 8ft 2″ long x 7ft 2″ wide x 7ft high

Power supply: 1x 13 amp plug connected to a standard plug socket, which will effectively run all of the components supplied within the pod.

Water supply: Connected to an outside water supply using high pressure water pipe and fittings with an inline stop tap.

Waste water: The waste/sewerage waste is connected to the main sewer access/ inspection lid with a sealed lid. This ensures no leaks or odours are present and avoids the need for any septic/ waste tanks to be emptied. This is all done by the delivery team on arrival.


Pod Contents

  • Push button flush lavatory
  • Shower
  • Ceramic wash basin
  • Airing cupboard (with storage space)
  • Heated towel rail
  • Dressing table with illuminated mirror and plug sockets
  • Extractor fan
  • Roof ventilation
  • Anti-slip flooring
  • 90 litre water heater

Trusted By Insurers To Provide Alternative Accommodation

Rainbow International is delighted to work in partnership with insurance companies, loss adjusters and brokers to develop our service portfolio to meet your requirements and the needs of your customers.



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I would like to commend Rainbow for the superb restoration and chair re-covering they have done for me. They clearly took pride in their work. The staff were all helpful, polite, efficient and friendly. If only all businesses were run to this excellent standard!

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