Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents

Camping technology has come a long way. Fabrics are thinner and more waterproof, and most gear is lighter than ever before. There’s also some crazy design innovations when it comes to tents. These are the coolest tents I have on my must-have list. Continue reading “Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents”

Cool EcoCapsules Are the Future of Housing

eco1I found these cool homes while surfing the web for new tech news and ideas.  Ecocapsule is a portable house offering, “an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit,” according to the company’s website.

Ecocapsule is said to be a low-energy house packed into a compact form.The design uses what the company dubs, “an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal.”

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The Ecocapsules can hold two adults, along with a kitchenette, storage, bathroom and eating area, but the bed looks pretty cozy for two!eco plan-1024x677ecoinside ecoinside2

These pod homes are said to be off-the-grid living, since they get power from a built-in wind turbine plus a set of solar cells that charge a high-capacity battery. The shape of these capsule homes is also optimized for rainwater collection.

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Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container, and can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal!

While these could be used as emergency housing, they’d also make really cool campers!