Visualization of eco-pod

Visualization of eco-pod with wind turbine

Environmentally friendly, self-sufficient eco-pods, that can be towed on a trailer or shipped anywhere in the world, could transform the way we experience the outdoors.

According to a report by Telegraph.co.uk, the egg-shaped Ecocapsules, designed by Slovakian design firm Nice Architects, can house two people for a year off the grid, with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and hot food.

Powered by solar panels and a 750-watt retractable wind turbine, the small pods are designed to capture and store rainwater, made drinkable by its built-in filter system. There is also a kitchenette, toilet and shower and work/dining area.

That the Ecocapsules can be towed on a trailer, airlifted or fitted into a shipping container means they can be transported and used around the world. The designers say they could even be pulled by a pack of animals.

Nice architects, who have been working on the project since April, 2008, have designed a number of “visualizations” to illustrate how the Ecocapsule might be used, that show it perched on hillsides as well as popping up in cities.

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