The Ecocapsule is a grid-free mobile
home designed to accommodate two
people with a bed, kitchen, living and
dining space, working shower, and
flushing toilet, is powered by solar and
wind energy, and provides drinkable
water by recycling and filtering rain. SourceSource 2
The Ecocapsule is powered by a wind-turbine and roof solar panels, so there is no need to worry about the lack of power as this amazing house has two efficient ways of generating its own power. It even has built-in rainwater and dew collection systems so your toilet, shower and kitchen sink are fully functional at all times.
The cabin is the perfect size for two adults. It uses solar panels to power the electric lights, is heated by a wood stove, and the stove is powered by gas. The addition of a corrugated black metal roof and a composting toilet make the cabin hyper-efficient and environmentally friendly. Available to rent.
Small Wind & Solar Powered Home Allows You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World
Bratislava-based Nice Architects created The Ecocapsule for the purpose of allowing anyone to live off the grid for up to a year. They state on their website that their highly-tech home “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” such as an “independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.”
Each home is supplied with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine and a design made to collect rain water. The unit will also be equipped with running water, a hot shower, a flushing toilet and a kitchenette. The Ecocapsule will be available for pre-order at the end of 2015, with a delivery date beginning in the first half of 2016.
Living off the grid will be possible by 2016.
Reliant on wind and solar power, The Ecocapsule is eco-friendly and made for survival anywhere on Earth.
Two people can comfortably sleep here and enjoy 8 sq meters of lining space.
In case of an emergency, the pods could be placed anywhere.
Ecocapsules fit in a sea-container or can be towed on a trailer.
Included inside the space you will find a kitchenette, running water, a hot shower and a flushing toilet.
To optimize and save enraged the walls are properly insulated.
Note: “the units could be used as research stations, emergency housing, or a humanitarian-action unit.”
Or the units may be used for pure pleasure and enjoyment.
The astronomical control system allows the solar modular fan to track the sun in all weather conditions, even when it’s very cloudy outside, during the entire day. This is quite the achievement, considering its small size. The world’s first all-in-one solar system which boasts an easy setup and up to 40% percent more energy output than regular rooftop solar panels.
Our treehouse-inspired structure is innovative, eco-friendly, and sustainable. If you’re looking for a micro home, or a new place to open your own trendy restaurant or bar, this is the perfect space for you. This is the perfect idea for the modern treehugger!
Check out our website for more info. Keep an eye out for our Kickstarter campaign, which will launch August 12th, 2015.
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