With the construction of the house on the farm, I confess that Paulo and I are researching much more about architecture, innovative projects and of course we ended up bumping into a word with some frequency: sustainability.
In addition to renewable energy sources and recycled materials, we came across two incredible projects for mobile homes and I think it’s worth sharing with you!
The first is Ecocapsule which is the most compact and sustainable of them. Created by Nice Archtects, a Slovenian architectural firm, the capsule measures just 11 square meters and is completely self-supporting. The very futuristic oval shape accommodates two people and is perfect for those who want to travel the world.
Because it is very compact, it can be transported in standard containers or carried by a winch 😉
The capsule is powered by two energy systems: the solar one, captured through photovoltaic plates; and wind, obtained through a small turbine. In addition, the house has two filtration systems that allow the use of rainwater. With the tank full, it is possible for two people to spend up to 3 weeks in the house without worrying about the water.
Although the project was developed in 2009, it was only last year that the company presented the capsule to the public during the Pioneers Festival 2016 in Vienna. Today, it is already possible to order Ecocapsule in the countries of the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand through the official website.
The second mobile home we found, and no less interesting, is the Coodo, developed by the German startup LTG Lofts. The modular design allows several pieces to fit together and therefore it is possible to customize the house more easily. The living modules vary between 36 and 96 square meters and come in three versions: only with electrical installation + floor; the with bathroom; and the version already furnished and ready to move in.
In addition, it is possible to purchase other modules to expand the space: multifunctional pavilion, pergola, outdoor kitchen, furniture units and residential building.
The houses can be transported by truck and installed with a crane. Although not the best option to travel the world, planning ahead is possible to move the house.
Much of the material used in the manufacture of the pavilions is recycled and the company guarantees that during the manufacturing process, the minimum energy is used. In the future, Coodo will also offer models with solar energy capture plates, turbines for the production of wind energy and electric generators.
Some models are already being produced in Europe. For more information on prices and delivery to other places in the world, contact us by e-mail. [email protected]
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