The Tiny House Movement: Ecocapsules
Following the tiny house movement, which is a movement in which people are downsizing the space in which they live. The main reason for choosing this lifestyle is financial gain. What they’re not spending on their home, they have to spend elsewhere.
A Slovakian architectural company called Nice Architects Studio have taken this idea and created what seems to be one of the next eco friendly tiny houses.
Their product, the eco capsule, could become the next big thing in the tiny house movement. It’s 86 square feet of eco friendly space, off the electrical grid, and it’s also portable. Each capsule has solar panels across the roof of the egg shaped exterior, and a retractable wind turbine so you can get power in all kinds of weather. If you are in very poor conditions and need backup power there is a high capacity battery built into the structure which you can use, so that hopefully you’ll never be without power. The design of the capsule allows rainwater to be caught on the surface, and run down the side into a space at the bottom where there are filtration systems in place so that the fresh water is safe to use, hot or cold.
They would also fit into a ship container, and so could be taken overseas if the owner were a keen traveller, or a scientist, explorer or anything which required being out of the country.
These will be available to pre-order at the end of 2015 with shipping starting in early 2016.
Written by Jade Turney – Building Tectonics