Based in Bratislava, Slovakia the guys and girls at Nice Architects have designed futuristic looking pod that will allow you to live completely off the grid…providing that you can sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet.
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.
The 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.
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, flushing toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness.
There is also plenty of storage space also to fit all your luggage, sport or research equipment, and despite its small form each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply.
The Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity, and it's spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.
The body of an Ecocapsule is covered with 2.6m2 of high-efficiency solar cells and a retractable pole holding a 750W wind turbine is further attached to the body. This creates an energy system that can support you almost whole year in many off-grid locations.
Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport Ecocapsule worldwide. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal.
The price for this piece of tech history is expected to be announced towards the end of 2015, at which time orders should be able to be placed ready for delivery in the first half of 2016.
Please see below for some more pictures, and to find out more be sure to head on over to their website here.