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

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Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a design that captures rain water. Inside, you’ll find a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet, and hot shower.

The Ecocapsule “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” write the designers, such as an “independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.”

Those interested in buying one will be able to pre-order at the end of 2015, with delivery in the first half of 2016. A display unit will be show during the Pioneers festival in Vienna on the 28th-29th of May.

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


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


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


These pods could be deployed anywhere in case of emergency


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


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


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


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


But most people might just want to enjoy them