The Ecocapsule offers a radical alternative to conventional housing, and can be situated in the most remote locations on earth.
The design, from Slovakian group Nice Architects, could also be used to address overcrowding in cities.
The capsule harvests energy through a layer of solar cells and a retractable wind turbine.
It was first displayed at Austria's Pioneers Festival.
The capsule makes ingenious use of interior space, including a bedroom, kitchenette, workspace, dining room and en-suite bathroom.
The capsule fits in a shipping container allowing it to be transferred anywhere.
Future iterations will feature smart weather forecasting software, which will set the interior climate accordingly.
Another area of development is to add a chassis for greater mobility.
The capsule will be on sale from 2016, the price has yet to be announced.
The egg shape is proving a popular for eco-friendly housing, as with British artist Stephen Turner's 'Exbury Egg' design.