Slovak architectural studio Nice Architects proposed a project of a tiny mobile house Ecocapsule. Despite its small dimensions and funny look (the house resemble an egg with a propeller above it), Ecocapsule can comfortably accommodate two adults – it has a kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet, and hot shower. The room inside also features a folding double bed, a small storage, and a desk that could be also used as a kitchen table.
The house is fully autonomous: it is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that inhabitants will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. Moreover, the spherical shape of the house is highly efficient for collecting of rainwater and dew. The use of built-in water filters allows to utilize any water source.
Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport it worldwide. Following the authors of the project, they have already made a functioning prototype and intend to start taking pre-orders in the last quarter of 2015.
This article is a part of the ‘Compact Living’ series. You can read about other designs of compact houses and apartments on this page.