The Ecocapsule, a 2.5-by-4.5-metre egg-shaped pod, promises an adventurous lifestyle without having to sacrifice hot water or electricity.

A retractable 750-watt wind turbine and 2.6 square metres of solar panels ensure the pod is entirely renewable, and a battery ensures you don’t find yourself without power on a rainy day. Its Slovakian creators have designed the pod to collect rainwater and dew and then funnel it downwards, removing bacteria along the way via a surface membrane filter, and into a tank underneath the floor.

ecocapsule6There’s no doubt the the capsule looks cramped, but it is, in theory at least, designed for two adults to live in without too much discomfort. Insert joke about London flats here. There is a toilet, a shower, a mini-kitchen, a bed, a table and even some storage space. The walls are well-insulated and there’s a connector so you can charge your electric car while you tow the capsule.

For now, if you’d like to see it up close, you’ll have to head to Vienna, where it will be on display at the Pioneers Festival. It will be available to the wider public later in the year, although there has, as yet, been no mention of the price. (We imagine it won’t be cheap.)


More info: / Metro News – Harry Readhead

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