Why Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future

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Environmentally friendly, self-sufficient eco-pods, that can be towed on a trailer or shipped anywhere in the world, could transform the way we live, take ourselves off-grid and experience the outdoors.

The egg-shaped Ecocapsules, designed by Slovakian design firm Nice Architects can house two people for a year off the grid, with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and hot food.

The Ecocapsule is designed to offer the “convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions,” according to the Slovakia-based company Nice Architects.

At roughly 120 square feet, the Ecocapsule takes tiny living accommodations to the next level, though the company says each pod can “comfortably” house two adults. Each one has a bed, kitchenette, bathroom and small work space with a table and chairs and comes with running water, hot showers and flushing toilet.

Powered by 2.6m2 of solar panels and a 750w retractable wind turbine, the small pods are designed to capture and store rainwater, made drinkable by its built-in filter system.

That the Ecocapsules can be towed on a trailer, airlifted or fitted into a shipping container means they can be transported and used around the world. The designers say they could even be pulled by a pack of animals.

“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 company writes on its website.

If you’d like to try and get your hands on one of the unusual tiny homes the you’ll be pleased to know that the Ecocapsule is now available for pre-order. you can place a deposit via the link below – you’ll have to be quick, because there’s only a total of 50 available. The total price comes in at €79,000, plus taxes and shipping.

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To find out more visit ecocapsule.sk

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