The shipping container-sized EDV-01 is designed to be delivered to a disaster area and automatically transform into an emergency shelter. When deployed, two people can live in the temporary structure for up to a month, complete with amenities such as running water and electricity.
A set of lithium batteries store the energy generated by solar cells in the day and a fuel cell at night. An 80-litre tank provides enough water for cleaning, drinking and cooking. But to keep water usage to a minimum, a composting toilet turns waste into material suitable for starting a garden.
In a disaster situation, the EDV-01 can be set up and running in just minutes after it’s been delivered, and in the event that local communications networks are down, a satellite linkup lets the inhabitants stay connected to the outside world. Alternately, you can just call it in and erect it on your parent’s front lawn for the perfect rent-free bachelor pad. [DigInfo TV]