Egg-Shaped Ecocapsule Is A Self-Powered Portable Home

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Ever wondered how it would feel like to live inside an egg?  While the Ecocapsule doesn’t exactly contain a developing embryo, it’s about as close to a livable egg as the world will probably ever know.

Created by Slovakia-based Nice Architects, it’s a portable living space that can be easily transported from one location to another.  It’s not quite as convenient as a camper that you can hitch to a truck, but it does seem like you can load it up on the bed of your pickup (or an appropriately-sized trailer) and drop it off wherever you want to make your temporary home next.  Provided you can figure out a way to handle the over 3,300 pounds of weight, that is.

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The Ecocapsule is a pod-shaped house that measures 14.6 x 7.9 x 8.2 feet (l x w x h).  Yes, that sounds like the dimensions of a larger tent, which, we guess, is part of the charm.  Inside, it houses a pair of chairs, a folding bed, a table, a small kitchen, a toilet, a shower, and some storage spaces, along with working doors and windows.  You don’t have to live bereft of electricity either, as the top of the pod comes covered in solar cells (600 watts total), with a 750-watt wind turbine installed on a retractable pole.  Both power sources charge an onboard battery (not a Powerwall, but you can probably use that as a retrofit), so you can have access to power, regardless of external conditions.  Nice Architects thinks it has enough facilities to allow an individual to live comfortably off-grid for an entire year, provided they have access to sun and wind.

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No pricing has been announced, but the Ecocapsule is expected to ship in the first half of 2016, with preorders beginning at the end of the year.

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3 Responses

  1. Maddie

    If I had the money, I would so get this! It’s really great for traveling to save money on hotels, rentals, etc. So, so cool!

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  2. William

    This is super awesome! Not only would I like to buy and use one for traveling, but I’d definitely be up for studying and working online while living in one of the bad-boys say in somewhere like Northern Halifax for a year or two. I think this is awesome, and I’m a big fan of ‘little houses’. All of the unnecessary space is subjective to unnecessary cost, inconvenience, and materialistic purpose that could otherwise lure in criminals–not to mention lots of dust bunnies! I’d much rather live and travel abroad in one of these, enjoy life, nature, and what it has to offer me as opposed to living in this big city. This sort of technology makes me imagine what it would be like to live in say an entire country full of these. Less space being used, more nature being regrown, healthier air, more water, space, and hypothetically restoration of the Ecosystem! This, plus Hybrid cars, and perhaps our world will make it after all! Besides, consider the ever-continuing growth of the population, it’s out of control, and we can only chop down so many tress and build so many million dollar McMansions before we run into a much bigger problem.

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  3. Karen

    If I had one of these, I would put it in the back yard and live in it for a year. Then I would turn off the utilities in the house and see how much money I could save. I bet this pod would pay for itself quickly if you did a swap out like that. Just need to stay warm in the icey weather.

    That view of the pod on top of the mountain is giving me nightmarish thoughts! lol It would be neat if these could be stacked like a pyramid for three people. Take some friends off the grid for a few months in a very small space.

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