Ecocapsule Is A New Independent Micro-Home

Going nomadic just got way easier and cozier too.

You see, a team of Slovakian inventors have developed Ecocapsule, which is a portable house that offers a very unique dwelling experience.

Nice Architects spent the last six years designing this futuristic egg-shaped-pod that will allow you to live pretty much anywhere you want in the world.

While it looks small on the outside, it’s amazing the kind of space there is on the inside.

The world’s “first truly independent micro-home” is 14.x7x7 in dimension and it is fully equipped with a folding bed, two openable windows, toilet and shower, kitchenette, working an dining area, and two storage areas (one external and accessible from the outside, and the other is inside). The mini-pod home is perfect to house two people.

Ecocapsule is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. It merges an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal,” explains the team.

“Even though its small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions. Built-in kitchenette with running water, toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness,” adds the team.

Ecocapsule Is Powered By The Sun And The Wind

What makes this new micro-home so unique is that it is powered by a built-in-wind 750W turbine (mounted on a retractable pole) and scores of small solar cells. The wind turbine and solar cells also work to power up a high-tech battery which provides power in the event of low solar or wind activity.

Its inventors made Ecocapsule in the shape of an egg for a specific reason: it allows for efficient rainwater collection. Its built-in-filters are able to employ any water source.

Even better is that this new cutting-edge micro-home can be transported easily. It can be attached to the back of a vehicle with a supported wheel system, and it can also go on the back of a flatbed truck. As well it fits perfeclty into an overseas transport pod for shipping, and it can also be airlifted, towed, or “pulled by a pack animal.

Get Wandering With Ecocapsule

Igor Zacek, who is a major partner with Nice Architects, says Ecocapsule will be sought after by people from all walks of life.

“One use is businesses hospitality for entrepreneurs,” says Zacek.

Hotels and their affiliates from around the world are also ordering this new micro-home.

“We also thought of people that have a relationship with nature, but based on the response it could be for almost everybody, it has caught the imagination and reminded people of childhood dreams,” he says.

Ecocapsule is also an ideal solution for urbanites facing hefty rental rates.

“We talked about areas with high rents. Google used to house employees in a van until they could afford to buy a house. This could be a better solution,” adds Zacek.

So, will we see more micro-homes like Ecocapsule being developed in the near future? The answer is yes. There is no doubt that an increasing number of design firms will invent similar styles of portable homes that can be parked just about anywhere. And you can also bet that they too will be powered by solar-technology.

Maybe even NASA will build similar egg-shaped-pod-dwellings that can be used in the future when humans inhabit Mars or other planets.

As the team of inventors who developed Ecocapsule put it: the options for your backyard are simply endless.