New toy helps you airdrop into the wilderness

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

Topics: Huba, renewable energy, mountains, sustainable housing, , ,

New toy helps you airdrop into the wilderness (Credit: Adrift)

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.

Huba
Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer

Huba
Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer

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