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Egg-Shaped Tiny House to Revolutionize Off-Grid Living

By Jonathan Trinastic @jptrinastic If you spot Nice Architects’ Ecocapsule while hiking through the woods or turning the corner from your campsite, you may think you’ve come upon an alien spacecraft or advanced military technology. Deep blue solar cells pattern its sleek surface, glistening in the sun. A curving wind turbine stretches toward the sky. This lustrous, egg-shaped capsule is no military secret, but could be a revolutionary solution to self-sufficient housing powered by renewable energy. Six months since our first coverage of the tiny house, Nice Architects is now…

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Off-Grid Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind

By Kate S. This is not the set of a sci-fi show. It is the Ecocapsule, an independent off-the-grid micro house from Nice Architects, an architectural studio in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Ecocapsule has been in development since 2008. Recently, a prototype went on display for the first time at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, and EH Science invited the architects to talk about their egg-shaped creation. “With its off-grid life span, portability, and flexibility, it is suitable for a wide range of applications–from an independent research station or a…

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