In present times, living off the grid is hard. People who are passionate about nature have a hard time establishing a home for themselves on the high peaks of the mountains or in the middle of a desolate wasteland. There is need for water and electricity, a fact that cannot be solved with ease. However, with the new ecocapsule designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, people who wish to live off the grid might finally have a way to do so.
The ecocapsule is a micro-shelter capable to offer off the grid living. The tiny shelter uses sustainable technology in order to function and harvest energy from the sun and the wind. Moreover, the ecocapsule is also capable of collecting rain water. A prototype of this micro-house will be unveiled later this month. If all goes well, the architecture firm hopes to bring it to commercial stage later this year.
The usable floor space of the ecocapsule is around 8 sq m (86 sq ft). An added benefit of this shelter is its versatility. According to the architecture firm, the capsule can be easily carried by trailer and set anywhere. It can work as a house, an additional room or even charging point for an electric vehicle. Nice Architects’ ecocapsule features a toiler and a shower, a kitchenette, work and dining area, storage and a folding bed. The shelter has one door for access and two windows.
What sets this ecocapsule apart from other similar shelters is the impressive sustainable technology it boasts. It has a “2.6 sq m (28 sq ft) solar array on the roof” and a silent, 750 W wind turbine. The bathroom comes with a composting toilet and a shower. Drinking water is provided through a rainwater collection and filtration system.
What do you think of this impressive ecocapsule for off the grid living?
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