Measuring only 14.6 feet long by 7.4 feet wide by 8.4 feet tall, the egg-shaped Ecoscapsule is said to be able to comfortably house two adults and features a bed, built-in kitchenette, composting toilet, and even a hot shower. The upper body of the Ecocapsule is covered with 2.6 m 2 of high-efficiency solar cells that can produce 600 W, and a retractable pole holds a wind turbine attached to the body that can produce 750 W.
Both the solar and wind power sources charge an on-board high-capacity 9,744-Wh battery. According to the company, Nice Architects, the Ecocapsule's energy system can support its occupants for almost an entire year in many off-grid locations.
Interior view of the Ecocapsule low-energy house.
The Ecocapsule's spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew. An on-board filtration system allows using a variety of water sources.
Pricing of the Ecocapsule will be announced in the fourth quarter, at which time the company will begin taking pre-orders. The first units are expected to ship in the first half of 2016.