Getting off the grid is a major driver for investing in solar energy or any other renewable technologies at the domestic level. For instance, the energy industry and renewable players alike were in an uproar with the arrival of Tesla’s energy storage battery solutions named Powerwall. The promise of easily accessible off-grid power is getting closer every day, and companies are hatching new ideas and projects that immerse the person in a fully sustainable and green living environment.


Ecocapsule, a sleek egg-shaped living space measuring 8m2 is the latest home that offers off-grid life span and unparalleled flexibility for a range of applications. Designed by Nice Architects, a studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ecocapsule has a battery capacity of 9,744Wh and an installed power output of 750W for wind and 600W for solar. Its small body integrates a wide range of technologies that allow for all modern conveniences. It has a kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet, storage space, and a hot shower included. The only foreseeable drawback is that the Ecocapsule can only be transported when attached to a trailer; however, Nice Architects aim to roll out a wheeled campervan version by late 2015. This snazzy mini house will be featured at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna and it will be available to the wider public later in the year. As of today, there has been no mention of the price, and just like Tesla’s Powerball we imagine it won’t be cheap.

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