The EcoCapsule was first introduced a couple months ago, but now, Nice Architects has released actual photos of the pod. Shipping in Spring 2016, it boasts everything you need to live off the grid into an efficient, egg-shaped design. Inside, there’s a double bed, kitchenette set, storage space and a bathroom with shower, along with a bio-waste toilet. The 9744Wh battery is charged by a 750W silent wind turbine, and 600W solar outputs enable it to operate entirely off-grid. During periods without sun or wind, a dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity. Its round shape also serves another purpose, collecting rain water, which is then purified with a built-in filtration system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The amazing micro-dwelling is perfect for nature lovers, scientists, photographers, rangers and anyone who wants to stay off-grid for long stretches of time. The architects also recommend it as an urban dwelling for singles in high-rent areas such as Silicon Valley or NYC. The little ‘egg’ home measures just 4.5 meters (14.6 feet) in length, 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) in width, and 2.5 meters in height (8.2 feet), with a reasonable living space around eight square meters (86 square feet). When you’re ready to move on to your next destination, the capsule fits snugly into a standard transportation container,” reports Inhabitat.