Slovakia-based company Ecocapsule recently exported its first micro-home design to the American market. The nifty, self-contained living space has sold well across Europe, so in the next few years you may see one or two on a drive through the countryside of your home State.
Design studio Nice & Wise was commissioned to come up with the futuristic look of the egg-shaped mobile home. The micro-home is energy efficient and self-sustainable, with a wind turbine and solar panels handling its modest power needs. It was designed to leave a minimal environmental impact, and has room for two. Ecocapsule engineered it astonishingly well for the tech age, and it features all the amenities needed for connectivity as well as essential comforts.
The mini-house has a folding bed, toilet, shower, and a kitchenette; yes, there is running water. And the small, towable design allows the diminutive pad to easily be placed in areas that were previously inaccessible to larger trailers and RVs.
Only 50 Ecocapsule micro-homes will be built; the price is $89,000. The portable house is on display at NYCxDESIGN 2019 in Times Square until May 22.