Looking to escape and live off the grid while still enjoy the luxuries of home sweet home? Bratislava-based company Nice Architects has designed what they have coined Ecocapsules, an awesome tiny wind and solar powered home that allows you to live off the grid for up to one year.
Each tiny house is fully loaded with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a rain catcher. Just because you’re living off the grid doesn’t mean you have to give up the little luxuries in life. This tiny home has a small but functional kitchenette equipped with running water, as well as a bathroom with a toilet that flushes, and the option to take hot showers. Plus, the walls are fully insulated to ensure maximum comfort and energy efficiency.
The designers behind this tiny home say that it is portable as well as “suitable for a wide range of applications.” Possible applications reach far beyond the everyday traveler, ranging to include an “independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.” In other words, the possibilities are endless when you have your own fully functional and portable home.
If you want your own wind and solar powered home you will be able to pre-order one by the end of 2015, and the first deliveries will ship out the first half of 2016. You can catch a first glimpse of Ecocapsules during the Pioneers festival in Vienna between May 28th and 29th.
In an interview with Bored Panda Nice Architects said, ““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.”
The Ecocapsules can be transported by a sea-container or towed on a trailer. But wait, it gets even better… “We hope to finish a camper version with wheels before the end of 2016.”
You can comfortably sleep two people inside of each tiny home, and there are 8 square meters of living space.
In the instance of an emergency these pods could be placed anywhere.
“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.”
“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.”
Just think, by 2016 you could be living the good life off the grid in one of these tiny solar and wind powered homes!