New toy helps you airdrop into the wilderness

The Huba is a self-sustaining energy efficient home for intrepid mountaineers

By Colin Lecher
September 27, 2013 7:11PM (UTC)
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Designers Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer have come up with what looks like the perfect way for a rich person to hide from the IRS on tax evasion charges: a high-tech, self-sufficient mountain shack that can be airdropped in. It's like Walden for one-percenters.

But, really, the concept (still just a concept, unfortunately) does look neat. Called "Huba," it's a self-contained, energy-efficient home meant to stay 1,000 meters above sea level, where wind speeds can reach 30 meters per second. That thing stuck in the chimney? It's a wind turbine that would connect to a battery--and give enough juice, the creators say, to power the shack's heat and light. Roof tiles could be adjusted to collect the mountains' abundant rain in a tank, where it can be filtered.


And it also looks bizarre. There are apparently no right angles on it, for instance. Privacy-wise, the exterior has frosted glass windows. Not that you'd need much of it where you'd be living in this.

Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer

Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer



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