Imagine travelling the world in a egg-shaped house. Well that is exactly what you can do with the Egg-shaped eco-capsules, which lets travellers set up camp anywhere… and generate power with a mini wind turbine and solar panels. “Ecocapsule is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. It merges an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal,” says the company on its website. “Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions. Built-in kitchenette with running water, toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness.”
According to their official site:
Ecocapsule is a portable house offering an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.
Powered solely by solar and wind energy, the tiny home has lets you live off the grid wherever your wanderlust takes you, and even has its own shower and toilet, sleeping area for two, and kitchenette. Here are some of the highlights of the eco-capsule:
- The Ecocapsule offers a radical alternative to conventional housing, and can be situated in the most remote locations on earth.
- The design, from Slovakian group Nice Architects, could also be used to address overcrowding in cities.
- The capsule harvests energy through a layer of solar cells and a retractable wind turbine.
- The capsule makes ingenious use of interior space, including a bedroom, kitchenette, workspace, dining room and en-suite bathroom.
- The capsule fits in a shipping container allowing it to be transferred anywhere.
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