Slovakia-based architectural studio Nice Architects has designed a sleek, small capsule fitted with all the essentials someone would need to go off the grid.
The Ecocapsule's shape is spherical for optimal collection of rainwater and dew, which a built-in water filtration system then allows for use in the kitchen or bathroom areas of the pod.
The pod is completely self-sufficient, with installed solar power output of 600W and wind power output of 750W. According to Nice Architects, in the case of reduced solar or wind activity, a dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that the pod will have enough power.
As of right now, the Ecocapsule is not yet in production--only functional prototypes have been produced. In the last quarter of 2015, Nice Architects will announce price breakdowns, and start accepting pre-orders.
The Ecocapsule weighs 3,306 pounds, but its compact size makes it easy to transport. "Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container, and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport Ecocapsule worldwide. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal."
For more information, visit the Ecocapsule website >>