Scientists from Wrocław University of Science and Technology are building an autonomous apartment that can be placed in the mountains in winter and by a lake in summer. The research will be conducted under a contract signed by the authorities of the environmental engineering department with the Wrocław company Good Spot, which specializes in the construction of mobile hotel apartments.
The project presents many engineering and R&D challenges. The apartment must be equipped with own systems of acquiring, storing and distributing electricity and water. One cannot forget about hot water and sewage.
Mobile apartments are made of isothermal trailers withdrawn from the market, previously used for transporting food. Before the trailers are converted into rooms, they are renovated. The entire structure is additionally reinforced, and the chassis is armed with elements giving it full autonomy in transport. The former cold stores therefore become rooms equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, terrace and air conditioning.