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Ecocapsule promises independent off-grid micro-living


Bratislava's Nice Architects has revealed some renders and preliminary details concerning its Ecocapsule: a micro-shelter that operates off-grid and promises impressive sustainable technology including solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, and wind power. The firm will unveil a prototype later this month and plans to make it available for sale later this year.

The big draw with this micro-home is the sustainable technology it promises Ecocapsule boasts a 2.6 sq m (28 sq ft) solar array on the roof and integrated battery system The firm envisions Ecocapsule as useful for a variety of purposes Inside the Ecocapsule

Resembling the similarly-shaped Exbury Egg, Ecocapsule measures 446.8 x 240.7 x 248.7 cm (175.9 x 94.7 x 97.9 in), and comprises a total usable floorspace of 8 sq m (86 sq ft). The micro-home can be easily transported by trailer and the firm says it can serve as a tiny house, additional bedroom, office, or even as a charging point for an electric vehicle.

The snug interior includes a toilet and shower, kitchenette, work and dining area, folding bed, and both internal and externally-accessed storage. Access to the home is gained via one sole door and it sports two operable windows.