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Tiny Houses tiny house becomes solar water collecting off grid egg | Upload Tinyhouses

Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg

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by: Hans van der Broek
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Nice Architects participated in the ideas competition of Andres Sprout Society. 'Design a small living unit for an artist'. They sent in a round building so that the energy loss would be limited. Moreover, the cottage could collect water itself and was easy to transport. Unfortunately, the technology for a completely off-grid building on this small scale was not yet available. Now, ten years later, Nice Architects proudly presents the 100% solar water collecting off-grid Egg. You can even charge your electric car with it.

Tiny house, solar water collecting off-grid Egge: charging your car

 2 Ecocapsules in the mountaisn with snow and people
Photos by: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding

With the development of new techniques they completed the Ecocapsule version 2, solar water collecting off-grid Egg. Equipped with all installations that you need to live independently for a longer period of time. "Something like a Swiss army knife, you incorporate everything in your design that you need," says Matej Gyárfáš of Ecocapsule. "Long-term off-grid living and working always suffered from a lack of resources and supplies. This required a constant flow of material and supply of fuel, time-consuming and bad for the environment. Because the capsule is provide with everything you need, you give a great service to the environment."

Tiny house egg-shaped has several advantages

Interior Ecocapsule
Photos: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding

(Recomended for you: Tiny House As Egg-Shaped Wooden Pod: The Loire France)

Ecocapsule is a smart house that can run entirely on solar and wind energy. Matej: "The capsule enables people to reach the whole world with the luxury of a hotel room." In order to be able to respond to periods of low energy production, a large battery capacity is provided. Excess energy is stored and can be used later. The spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is also carefully shaped to optimize the collection of rainwater and morning dew. Membrane water filters are designed to purify 99.999% of the bacteria, creating a natural water source and making the water suitable for drinking.


                                                 Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg


The spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is intentionally designed to minimize energy loss. After all, this shape has the lowest outer surface in relation to the content. Hollow walls filled with high-performance thermal insulation protect the inhabitants and provide almost passive house performance. Low consumption systems and energy recovery help to further reduce energy consumption. For naturalists, emergency teams and high-rent areas.
Graphic interior ecocapsule
Graphic: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding

This is a tiny housing unit for people who need a long-term stay in nature, for example scientists, photographers, rangers or extreme tourists. Matej adds: "Smooth mobility, containerization and energy independence open new ways to use the capsule's potential." The capsule can be shipped quickly and used as emergency housing for teams in situations where the infrastructure is damaged. Teams can immediately take up their duties without the need to first build their base and facilities. 'The capsule can even serve as a small power plant and water filtration unit.'
Furthermore, the solar water collecting off-grid Egg tiny house can be used as a home in an urban environment, for example for singles in the high-rent sector, such as New York. 'It can be placed on the roof or an empty parking space and can be easily loaded on a low-loader, by helicopter or on its own undercarriage.'
3 Ecocapsules on top of skyskrapers
Photos: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding

Tiny house Ecocapsule (Also interesting: Eco-Friendly Sustainable Tiny House Boat: Le Koroc)

Recently the first series construction module was presented on the roof of the UNIQ building in Bratislava. This is the forerunner of a series of 50 pieces. Then the goal is to switch to mass production, which will also have a favorable effect on price formation. 

What can we learn from Ecocapsule? In 2008, the idea for Ecocapsule was already born. Only the technique for a 100% off-grid model was not yet available. That technique is now available and the egg functions completely self-supporting. Sometimes the time is ripe, but the technology is not yet. Then patience and development is the only option. Nice Architects proudly presents her renewed egg ten years later.

People also ask

How much will a Tiny House Ecocapsule Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg cost?

Nice Architects is working to produce and deliver the first series of Ecocapsules. Limited, for now, to 50 pieces, the microhome will cost you € 79,900 plus a € 2,000 deposit, or in US dollars, a total of about $100,258. The team plans to begin mass producing a second series in early 2019, and these are available now for pre-order for interested parties based in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union. It’s likely that this second round of Ecocapsules will cost less as the cost of technologies change over time.

Size of the Ecocapsule, Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg

The Ecocapsule measures slightly over 15-feet-long and seven-feet-wide, giving residents just over 88 square feet of space to conduct all daily activities.

Features of the Ecocapsule tiny house

A long bench occupies one side of the single-room space, serving as both sleeping and seating area, and faces a table that can fold down. The rest of the dwelling is devoted to a compact kitchen and bathroom, which has a separating, waterless toilet. Three windows offer light and prevent the room from resembling a fancy cell, and a HVAC unit provides comfortable temperatures. The Ecocapsule is even equipped with a smart home system and sensors, enabling you to monitor and control all systems not only with a control panel but with an app on your smartphone. That, of course, requires you to connect to a data network. 

Transporting the Ecocapsule

Although the first Ecocapsule was flown by helicopter to the roof of a building where the launch occurred, the capsules are designed for less elaborate transport. You can hook it on to a car or pack it into a standard shipping container to send around the world. 

By: Ir. Marcel van Mierlo

All about tiny houses

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg

Nice Architects participated in the ideas competition of Andres Sprout Society. 'Design a small living unit for an artist'. They sent in a round building so that the energy loss would be limited. Moreover, the cottage could collect water itself and was easy to transport. Unfortunately, the technology for a completely off-grid building on this small scale was not yet available. Now, ten years later, Nice Architects proudly presents the 100% solar water collecting off-grid Egg. You can even charge your electric car with it. Tiny house, solar water collecting off-grid Egge: charging your car Photos by: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding With the development of new techniques they completed the Ecocapsule version 2, solar water collecting off-grid Egg. Equipped with all installations that you need to live independently for a longer period of time. "Something like a Swiss army knife, you incorporate everything in your design that you need," says Matej Gyárfáš of Ecocapsule. "Long-term off-grid living and working always suffered from a lack of resources and supplies. This required a constant flow of material and supply of fuel, time-consuming and bad for the environment. Because the capsule is provide with everything you need, you give a great service to the environment." Tiny house egg-shaped has several advantages Photos: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding ( Recomended for you:  Tiny House As Egg-Shaped Wooden Pod: The Loire France ) Ecocapsule is a smart house that can run entirely on solar and wind energy. Matej: "The capsule enables people to reach the whole world with the luxury of a hotel room." In order to be able to respond to periods of low energy production, a large battery capacity is provided. Excess energy is stored and can be used later. The spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is also carefully shaped to optimize the collection of rainwater and morning dew. Membrane water filters are designed to purify 99.999% of the bacteria, creating a natural water source and making the water suitable for drinking. {youtube}                                                  Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg The spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is intentionally designed to minimize energy loss. After all, this shape has the lowest outer surface in relation to the content. Hollow walls filled with high-performance thermal insulation protect the inhabitants and provide almost passive house performance. Low consumption systems and energy recovery help to further reduce energy consumption. For naturalists, emergency teams and high-rent areas. Graphic: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding This is a tiny housing unit for people who need a long-term stay in nature, for example scientists, photographers, rangers or extreme tourists. Matej adds: "Smooth mobility, containerization and energy independence open new ways to use the capsule's potential." The capsule can be shipped quickly and used as emergency housing for teams in situations where the infrastructure is damaged. Teams can immediately take up their duties without the need to first build their base and facilities. 'The capsule can even serve as a small power plant and water filtration unit.' Furthermore, the solar water collecting off-grid Egg tiny house can be used as a home in an urban environment, for example for singles in the high-rent sector, such as New York. 'It can be placed on the roof or an empty parking space and can be easily loaded on a low-loader, by helicopter or on its own undercarriage.' Photos: Tomas Manina, Ecocapsule Holding Tiny house Ecocapsule ( Also interesting:  Eco-Friendly Sustainable Tiny House Boat: Le Koroc ) Recently the first series construction module was presented on the roof of the UNIQ building in Bratislava. This is the forerunner of a series of 50 pieces. Then the goal is to switch to mass production, which will also have a favorable effect on price formation.  What can we learn from Ecocapsule? In 2008, the idea for Ecocapsule was already born. Only the technique for a 100% off-grid model was not yet available. That technique is now available and the egg functions completely self-supporting. Sometimes the time is ripe, but the technology is not yet. Then patience and development is the only option. Nice Architects proudly presents her renewed egg ten years later. People also ask How much will a Tiny House Ecocapsule Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg cost? Nice Architects is working to produce and deliver the first series of Ecocapsules. Limited, for now, to 50 pieces, the microhome will cost you € 79,900 plus a € 2,000 deposit, or in US dollars, a total of about $100,258. The team plans to begin mass producing a second series in early 2019, and these are available now for pre-order for interested parties based in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union. It’s likely that this second round of Ecocapsules will cost less as the cost of technologies change over time. Size of the Ecocapsule, Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg The Ecocapsule measures slightly over 15-feet-long and seven-feet-wide, giving residents just over 88 square feet of space to conduct all daily activities. Features of the Ecocapsule tiny house A long bench occupies one side of the single-room space, serving as both sleeping and seating area, and faces a table that can fold down. The rest of the dwelling is devoted to a compact kitchen and bathroom, which has a separating, waterless toilet. Three windows offer light and prevent the room from resembling a fancy cell, and a HVAC unit provides comfortable temperatures. The Ecocapsule is even equipped with a smart home system and sensors, enabling you to monitor and control all systems not only with a control panel but with an app on your smartphone. That, of course, requires you to connect to a data network.  Transporting the Ecocapsule Although the first Ecocapsule was flown by helicopter to the roof of a building where the launch occurred, the capsules are designed for less elaborate transport. You can hook it on to a car or pack it into a standard shipping container to send around the world.  By: Ir. Marcel van Mierlo All about tiny houses
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