There are about seven billion people currently living on Earth and this population is expected to grow in the following year. An estimated number of eleven billion people might be inhabiting our planet in 2100.
This incessant population growth will automatically lead to fewer resources and space for every resident of the planet. It is already alarming how incredibly crowded some populated areas are and how much the pricing on homes has gone up. It will most likely continue to grow, given the fact that demand is so big nowadays.
In the U.S., home values have gone up 3 percent every year, while rent has become more expensive too, by 3.3 percent since last year.
More people also means less energy supply to waste. Drinkable water has also become scarce in some parts of the world, partly due to climate change.
Thus, the governments have to make sure they can sustain such large populations by providing enough energy supply to everyone as well as enough homes to live in.
Scientists and environmentalists have been trying to come up with solutions to these problems and think of new ways that could help us live comfortable lives by using eco-friendly resources, such as wind and solar energy. These could help us save the planet without us having to make too many sacrifices.
A Bratislava-based team of Nice Architects have come up with the idea of an Ecocapsule which is an egg-shaped home that aims to be both eco-friendly and sustainable.
The house is movable and quite small but it looks cozy enough. The main advantages are that such a home gets its energy from cleaner resources – wind and the Sun and that it does not occupy too much space. It is basically 2.5 m wide and 4.5 m long. Moreover, it is movable, which makes it great for those who enjoy traveling.
The wind turbine will provide energy of 750 watts, while the solar energy will provide 600 watts. This is enough to sustain two adults.
Water will also be saved because the Ecocapsule will be able to collect both dew and rainwater for a fresh supply that the people living inside it could benefit from.
This home can be inhabited by maximum two adults in order for it to be comfortable enough. The fact that it can be carried anywhere is a great advantage in case a natural disaster occurs and it affects the area.
The house has great features for those who want to think ahead and help the environment. The first prototype of Ecocapsule is expected to be released towards the end of the month. The team of architects will probably provide details related to pricing and shipment.
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