Bloomberg's Olga Kharif shares a miniature solar-and-wind powered home designed by Slovakian startup, EcoCapsule.
The 70-square-foot mobile home is composed of insulated steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, and can generate as much as 1.35 kilowatts of electricity using a single wind turbine and integrated rooftop solar panels. A rechargeable battery with a seven-year life span can store up to 10kw.
Enter through a hatch in the 15-by-7-by-8-foot pod to find a small stove, toilet, and shower on one side and a foldout bed and table on the other. The capsule’s wooden interior can be customized for various uses. The capsule, available later this year from the company’s website, costs about $90,000, plus shipping.