A couple of years ago, the Slovak company Ecocapsule put up for sale a self-sufficient egg-shaped off-grid micro-house of less than ten square meters that could be placed anywhere, or towed in the car to be used as a makeshift hotel during the holidays. Now it comes up with a new solution, with the same concept, but focused on a single self-sufficient room.
It is called SPACE, and, compared to the original model, it comes at a more affordable price, starting at €49,900 (about $55,000) compared to the €79,900 ($88,000) of the original.
Ecocapsule SPACE is really micro. It SPACE measures only 4.67 meters long, 2.20 meters wide and 2.50 meters high and offers 6.3 square meters of living space inside. The wind turbine, which was characteristic of the first model, was replaced by a removable 200W solar panel. The new capsule can store energy in the battery and, if necessary, it can also obtain it from the classic distribution network.
The micro-house is made with an aluminum chassis and a fiberglass cover. Inside, conventional insulation and wood are used. Your SPACE is accessed through a sliding door.
While the original Ecocapsule was a full-fledged micro-house, with a kitchen, bathroom, bed, and the rest of the comforts, SPACE is just a room with a bed or sofa and a table, as well as closets on one side. But in return, it is much bigger, like a room of about 8 square meters in a conventional house. However, the smaller variant does not have its own toilet or bathroom, unlike the larger one. You can install a bathroom if you want.
Originally designed to serve as a relaxation space, Ecocapsule has been reinvented and offers different decorations to be used as a garden home office, study room, drawing or crafts workshop, meditation room, room for watching series and movies, and much more.