Say hello to the coolest looking caravan around, the Ecocapsule! Ok, it might not be a caravan but we think this dwelling could well offer an unrivalled portable abode experience.
With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it’s suitable for load of applications: from a regular tourist abode to an independent research station or emergency housing to a humanitarian-action unit.
The Slovakian-born 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 necessities (or the luxuries for some) of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal.
Even though it’s pretty tiny in size, the makers of the Ecocapsule say that it’ll comfortably house two adults. This is due to its efficient spatial layout which allows you to enjoy the convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions.
The main purpose of the Ecocapsule is fit all your essentials in one small place for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply. There’s a built-in kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet and a hot shower. There’s also ample storage space which will fit all of your sport or research equipment.
The capsule itself is powered by a built-in wind turbine which is complemented by solar panels on the roof. But fear not, the dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. The makers even claim that the energy system can support you for almost an entire year in many off-grid locations.
The spherical shape design of the Ecocapsule is not purely for aesthetics either. The shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.
The Ecocapsule will fit into a standard shipping container and no special preparations or precautions are necessary to transport it. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animals, if you so wish!
We love the look of this. Even the interior is sleek and contemporary. We don’t know the price yet but Ecocapsule say it will be announced in the last quarter of 2015 where they’ll start taking pre-orders for early 2016 shipping. For more details, check out the Ecocapsule Website!