Self-contained, Futuristic Ecocapsule Can Be Ordered Online

What looks more like a giant egg or Kurt Russell’s character’s spaceship in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is actually an off-grid pod capable of self-sustainable and tiny living. The Ecocapsule, designed in the Slovak Republic, can also be ordered online and shipped to ports in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe.

The Ecocapsule is a 15 foot long, off-grid pod that can be towed with a vehicle.

The Ecocapsule is an oval, smart house powered solely by wind and solar energy. It’s not a full house, but more of a mobile hotel room that can be placed in various locations. It can be placed in the middle of a field, in the mountains, by a lake or on top of a skyscraper roof. The capsule is meant to be used as a pop-up hotel option or futuristic country cottage for individuals and businesses. The capsule has removable wheels and can be towed by a vehicle or lifted by hooks via a helicopter or crane.

The capsule can be placed in a variety of locations and climates.

The capsule has a 600-watt solar system with high-efficiency solar cells. It also has a wind turbine that can deliver another 750 watts and be folded up when not in use or while in transport. The Ecocapsule also collects rainwater into a tank which is then filtered for use in the bathroom and kitchenette. The capsule can also be used to charge electric vehicles.

Designed in the Slovak Republic, the first units are now available for order.

The unit contains lightweight furniture made from honeycomb panels with a wood veneer finish. There is a desk, cabinets, folding bed with mattress, clothing racks, a kitchenette, and a baggage cabinet. A separate wall hides a waterless toilet. The floors are heated and an optional AC unit is available. The little house also has a smart home system that is integrated with a smartphone application.

The interior features a folding bed, kitchenette, small bathroom and smart home capabilities.

While the Ecocapsule is super cool, a real vision into the future, and can be easily ordered online, it is not cheap. The cost is €79,900 or $98,273 not including VAT. Shipping costs to New York and Houston are an additional $3,000 and each unit fits into a 40-foot shipping container. With increased production, the company does see the cost of the Ecocapsule going down in the future.

The Ecocapsule is powered by both solar and wind and has a built-in rain catchment system.

Photos by Ecocapsule

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Sylvia Harris - February 27, 2018 Reply

Fantastic! Fantastic! The future is here. They have thought of how to get it to an area that is assessable, as well as the cost of shipping. This will work well for those of us who want tiny living but have not figured out how to build one. Unfortunately, I can not afford it at this time but I look forward to the price coming down. Thank you

Vic - February 28, 2018 Reply

Really really stupid entry door design, by the time it raises or lowers all your heat has gone whoosh, escaped right out the door, not to mention rain wind or snow blowing in. Also in the open position it could act as a wing in strong winds and potentially flipping the unit or getting blown right off. Amazes me how these always manage to incorporate at least one huge design flaw.

Joyce Rader - March 2, 2018 Reply

Is that door hydraulic or hand crank? The style reminds me of the Egg style fiberglass trailer we have in USA. The egg shape should shed snow and rain yet I wonder how well the door opens with heavy snowfall or high snowdrifts.

Jeffrey - March 17, 2018 Reply

Would be really great to have one but totally, totally unaffordable for for 75 SQ feet of living space.I would buy one today for 30k no way 100k but great idea.

Leigh - April 15, 2018 Reply

This is a very interesting unit. But- we can buy a brand new Airstream Base Camp for about 1/3rd the price of this. Its about the same size and has similar amenities….and you can stow your kyak or other sports equipment. Cute but not on my want list.

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