You Can Now Live Off The Grid In A Portable, Solar-Powered Capsule, Rent And Electric-Bill Free

June 26, 2015

Wanna get away? From everything and everyone?

A Slovakian architect firm has just built an egg-shaped "EcoCapsule" that runs entirely on solar and wind energy - allowing its dwellers to live both literally, and figuratively, off the grid.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

The completely self-sustaining portable home contains a 9,744 watt-hour battery, a 750 watt wind turbine, and high-efficiency solar cells that can support you for about a year in pretty much any location in the world, provided there is some sunlight.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

The capsule also includes a rainwater collection and filtration system. Inside, there’s a kitchenette with running water, a flushable toilet, a shower, a bed, and work space.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

Nice Architects say the capsule, which is about 15 feet long and 8 feet wide, comfortably fits two people.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

The egg-home can be easily transported by trailer and can even charge the electric car that's towing it.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

But beyond just nomadic living, the Ecocapsule has plenty of other potential applications, from providing shelter in disaster areas to doubling as scientific research stations.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

The firm will be taking pre-orders at the end of 2015 for shipping as early as 2016.

ecocapsule remote living
Ecocapsule

(h/t) Quartz. Learn more at Ecocapsule.

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