It is powered by a retractable wind-turbine, and is also equipped with solar panels. It captures rain water and inside has a hot shower, kitchenette with running water, and a flushing toilet.
“The biggest challenge was to integrate all the different technologies into the small body of the pod and still have some space left for people. We hope to finish a camper version with wheels before the end of 2016,” Nice Architects told Bored Panda.
Despite its small form, each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or resupply.
Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells.
The dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensure that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. The spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew, and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source, Ecocapsule states.
The Ecocapsule “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” such as an “independent research station, or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing, or a humanitarian-action unit,” Bored Panda wrote.
Those interested in buying one will be able to pre-order at the end of 2015, with delivery in the first half of 2016.The first public display of the Ecocapsule will be during Pioneers Festival in Vienna (May 28-29, 2015). Later, it will be displayed in the Slovak national pavilion at Expo 2015, the makers wrote.
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