Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

There are developments in the solar and other renewable energy fields every single day. This is one of the more exciting ones. This ecocapsule is designed so that anyone can live a grid for up to one year. He has been made by Bratislava based Nice Architects, who envision it working in a range of different roles. From a remote research location, to a tourist lodge. Unlike a lot of eco-style houses, this one includes a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet and a hot shower, so it won’t be like camping in an environment friendly bubble. These luxurious appliances are powered by the solar panels and retractable wind turbine. It will be available to buy from 2015 onwards. | | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: gizmodo)

In 2016 you will be able to live off the grid in one of these Ecocapsules

“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,”

self sustaining house

The Ecocapsule relies on wind and solar power, and collects rain water

“We hope to finish a camper version with wheels before the end of 2016”

self sustaining house

Its interior can comfortably sleep two, and provide 8 sq meters of living space

self sustaining house

These pods could be deployed anywhere in case of emergency

“The water reservoir has overflow valve, so if the tanks are full, they won’t accept any more water. But that is a rare case”

self sustaining house

Ecocapsules fit in a sea-container or can be towed on a trailer

“With the capsule in tow you can exceed the normal range of an electric car, stay somewhere for the night, and charge 1/4 quarter of the battery. This is enough to reach the nearest supercharger”

self sustaining house

A built-in kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet and hot shower are all included

“The first design used multistage water recycling technology. Now we simplified the system and replaced the flushing toilet with composting. We are still searching for an ultimate solution”

self sustaining house

The walls are insulated to ensure maximum energy savings and maintain comfort

self sustaining house

The units could be used as research stations, emergency housing, or a humanitarian-action unit

self sustaining house

But most people might just want to enjoy them

self sustaining house

Interactive Fur Mirror

An Interactive ‘Fur’ Mirror by Daniel Rozin

Coolest Frogs

17 Of The Coolest Frogs And Toads In The World