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In 2016 you’ll be able to live off the grid in one of these Ecocapsules, a unique futuristic home that looks like something out of science fiction. Designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, they say that residents can live off the grid in one for up to a year. Each capsule is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine and a design that captures rain water. It also features a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet and a shower.
The completely self-sustaining portable home contains a 9,744 watt-hour battery, a 750 watt wind turbine, and high-efficiency solar cells that can support you for about a year in pretty much any location in the world – provided there is some sunlight. For example, if you’ve always dreamed of living in a cave, this probably wouldn’t work.
It’s suitable for a wide range of applications,” the designers noted, including everything from an independent research station and a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.” The designers also say they expect to have a camper version available by the end of 2016.
The egg-home can be “easily transported” by trailer, according to the company, and can even charge the electric car that’s towing it. With the capsule in tow, they say, you can exceed the normal range of an electric car, stay somewhere for the night and charge one-quarter of the battery which is enough to reach the nearest supercharger.
If you’re interested in buying, you can pre-order at the end of 2015, with delivery in the first half of 2016. A display unit is currently being shown at the Pioneers festival in Vienna, Austria, May 28-29.