The highly anticipated mobile home is finally making its way to the market. Previously in 2015, the first unit for the Ecocapsule micro homes was shortlisted as an entry for the Lexus Design Award, which is an international competition that welcomes creative minds from around the world. Now, the Slovak company is announcing the launch of the mass-produced series of Ecocapsule micro homes internationally and including 50 units.
The Bratislava-based designers have now made the mobile homes available and the company will include more countries by the end of 2018. Considered as a groundbreaking innovation in the world of off-grid dwellings, the Ecocapsule micro homes are self-sufficient and sustainable tiny home that generates their own energy using both solar power and wind energy.
The exceptionally compact, low-energy, and mobile dwelling is cleverly packed into an egg-shaped form that can be installed almost anywhere. Made of steel and fiberglass, the Ecocapsule micro home has its own wind turbine, solar panels, and a water collecting system that filters its water and occupies very little footprint.
This little home measures 15.32 feet in length, 7.22 feet in width and rises at a height of 14.76 feet. This enables it to be easily transported via a shipping container. In fact, the first completed unit was transported onto the roof of Bratislava’s UNIQ building using a helicopter.
Interestingly, the target audience for the eco-capsule micro home is anyone who needs to remain in the outdoor nature for a long time. This includes scientists, researchers, bold tourists, photographers, camping lovers, and anyone who needs a mobile tiny home. According to Matej Gyarfas from Ecocapsule, one unit of the Ecocapsule micro homes is able to produce 750W of clean energy using the wind turbine and around 880W using the solar panels.
“The launch of the first piece was preceded by months of designing, production, testing and certification. during 2018, we would like to produce and deliver all pieces from the first series. in the beginning of the next year, we want to launch the production of the second, more affordable mass-produced series, which will be available globally,” stated Tomáš Záček, co-founder and current CEO of the company.