Liu Qiyuan claims that he came up with the design for the pod after watching the disaster movie 2012, which was inspired by the belief that the Mayan calendar, and therefore the world, will end on Friday, December 21.
Liu believes that his pods, which he has nicknamed 'Noah's Ark', are the answer if you want to survive the end of the world.
Made of glass fibre casing over a steel frame, they cost 300,000 yuan (£30,000/$48,000) each, and are supplied with food and water supplies and oxygen tanks.
The former furniture maker told Sky News: "The pod won't have any problems even if there are 1,000-metre-high waves... it's like a ping-pong ball, its skin may be thin, but it can withstand a lot of pressure.
"The pods are designed to carry 14 people at a time, but it's possible for 30 people to survive inside for at least two months.
One of the pods features home comforts like a table, bed and flowery wallpaper.
Liu added that "a person could live for four months in the pod at the North or South Pole without freezing, or even feeling slightly cold".
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