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This eco-friendly pod lets you live off-grid in style

Self-sufficiency doesn’t get any cooler than this. The Ecocapsule is a futuristic pod built for those who like to travel to remote locations without giving up the luxuries of home. Created by Slovakia-based Nice Architects, the camper fits two adults comfortably and relies on renewable resources to keep you cozy.

A retractable wind turbine and high-efficiency solar cells charge a high-capacity battery, keeping the unit powered even on overcast or windless days. The whole system can support the pod for almost an entire year in off-grid locations. The energy-efficient shape was constructed for ultimate rainwater and dew collection, and membrane water filters line the roof allowing you to utilize whatever water sources are available.

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The space-age pod merges design with sustainability.

The company suggests the pod could be used for exploring, remote research or even as relief housing. In fact, they claim that the Ecocapsule can be shipped, airlifted, towed, or even pulled by pack animals to wherever it’s needed.

The sleek interior offers respite from the wilderness outside.

The model will be available for pre-order by the end of 2015 and while no price is set, shipping alone will set you back a few thousand euros. If you’re willing to pay, however, you can have a warm bed, running water, a flushing toilet and a working kitchenette no matter where in the wilderness you’ve decided to set up camp.