17/08/2015 Byte9 Systems

Ecocapsule – the dynamic, self-sustaining portable home. Dwelling with the spirit of freedom.

Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life is all well and good, but wouldn’t it be great if that retreat could move around, and when you met up with it, it was off-grid and ready?  The Ecocapsule provides the perfect space to runaway to and recharge!

The Ecocapsule is a great concept from Nice Architects of Bratislava, Slovakia. These young guns have created a portable house that offers a truly liberating dwelling experience.  You can literally go wherever you please thanks to the ease of transportation using a standard shipping container.

My adrenaline is already kicking in from this cliff top example:

With its immense off-grid life span and flexibility, the Ecocapsule can be your new independent research station, a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.

Don’t be fooled by its size, this capsule can hold two adults, a folding bed, kitchenette, and even a toilet and shower.

Did we mention that it is a self-sustaining shelter?  The Ecocapsule has a built-in silent wind turbine, complemented with an array of high-efficiency solar cells and a high-capacity battery, which allow you to have sufficient power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.

The spherical shape allows the Ecocapsule to collect rainwater and dew, and thanks to the built-in water filters, you can utilise any water source!

You also don’t need to worry about freezing temperatures, the Slovakian designers have taken this into consideration.  Thanks to its thick wall of thermal insulation, the Ecocapsule helps protect against the elements and reduce thermal loss.

I absolutely love the futuristic design and the sense of adventure that this inspires.  There are so many places in the world I would just love to set-up my Ecocapsule and spend some good quality time off-grid.

At the moment, the prototype has been completed and production is being planned, they hope to announce prices later this year – find out more information here.




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