Nice Architects

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.


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Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions. Built-in kitchenette with running water, toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness.

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. 

Interior view of the Ecocapsule, which can be customized for individual preferences.

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 >>