Taking the nomadic life to a whole new level, the Bratislava-based Nice Architects have developed the solar- and wind-powered Ecocapsule, a mobile home that lets you live just about anywhere in the world. The pod-like structure is a mere 14 x 7 x 7 in dimension, but has all the functionality of a basic home for the everlasting wanderer in you.
Branded as “the first truly independent micro-home,” the real beauty of the Ecocapsule is that it allows you to make any place your backyard. Whether you want to set up camp at the beach, on a mountain, in a cornfield, or in the tundra, this self-sustaining pod will keep you protected from the elements in style.
As Gizmodo reports, the Ecocapsule features a number of clever amenities that make it perfect for the chronic traveler. Water filters embedded in the upper surface of the pod purify rainwater and then funnels it into a sub-floor tank. The walls are heavily insulated to reduce energy costs and keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. And it comes complete with a toilet, shower, kitchenette, bed, opening windows, and even flexible storage space. And with a 9,700 watt-hour battery, you can rest assured that your new home has plenty of juice.
The Ecocapsule was unveiled for public viewing for the first time at the Pioneers Festival on May 28 in Vienna, and will be available for purchase later in the year. There’s no word yet on what this high-tech and environmentally conscious mobile home will cost you yet, but just think of it this way: You’ll never have to pay another utilities bill again. And you get to live on the road — forever.
Of course, the end goal of the project seems to be life off of planet Earth, but for now, letting you live anywhere in the world seems like a very decent first step. For more beautiful photos of this one-of-a-kind home, click here.