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Published On : Fri, Jan 1st, 2016
Tech News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Now check into eco-friendly mobile home!

housing pod
Those who care for our planet and intend to make a notable change in the new year can settle in the most ecofriendly mobile home, the Ecocapsule. Available for $86,000 each, a limited collection of 50 such egg-shaped green dwellings is up for pre-order now.

Developed by Nice Architects, this solar and wind-powered shelter is designed to function as a warm mountain cabin, a beach cabana, a quiet countryside studio or just a geeky hotel pod. Rendering a green touch to the independent housing trend, the Ecocapsule is covered with insulated fiberglass and an aluminium shell with four wheels for easy transport. The pod is also fitted with two hooks on the roof to allow transportation via a crane or helicopter.Ecocapsule is covered with insulated fiberglass and an aluminium shell with four wheels for easy transport. The pod is also fitted with two hooks on the roof to allow transportation via a crane or helicopter.

Topped with rooftop solar panels and a silent wind turbine, the compact home is powered by the 10kWh battery which is designed to last for at least four days with a 2.2kW per day usage. The unique shape of Ecocapsule not only minimises heat losses, but also provides the most important thing for life, water. Rain water is collected on the surface, flows to a water tank and filtered.

Ideal for two people, the 27-squarefoot interior includes a bathroom with a shower and composting, a waterless toilet, a small kitchen area with a sink and two-burner stove, a convertible sofa that folds out to a double bed, desk space and electric hookups. The first 50 units of Ecocapsules will start shipping from the end of 2016.

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