Live Off the Grid in an Ecocapsule

A new pod-like dwelling from Slovakia-based design firm Nice Architects makes disconnecting from the world easier than ever. Dubbed the Ecocapsule, the portable egg-shaped room allows inhabitants to live completely off the grid for up to a full year by making use of solar- and wind-generated energy. The Ecocapsule comes complete with a rainwater collection and filtration system, a kitchenette, a flushable toilet, a shower, workspace and a bed for two. Nice architects is unveiling the prototype today, 28 May at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna.