Admit it–you’ve been that person who’s gone out and bought new underwear to avoid lugging 40 pounds of dirty clothes down to the laundromat. But now you can avoid this wasteful temptation thanks to a compact, eco-friendly washing machine called Drumi. Plus, it’s foot-powered, so you can burn some calories while watching Netflix.
First spotted by TreeHugger, the machine was created Yirego, a Toronto-based sustainable household design company. It’s electricity-free and low-water and can wash a five-pound load in just five minutes. Of course, this isn’t much (it equates to one pair of jeans or eight pairs of boxers), but it’ll certainly save you from having to wear a bathing suit as undergarments.
Perfect for small apartments, road trips, or camping excursions, Drumi weighs only 20 pounds and measures 20 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches. It uses 80 percent less water and detergent than standard washing machines, and the leftover wash and rinse water can be used to water plants.
The team is currently raising funds through a $100,000 IndieGoGo campaign; to date, they’ve hit nearly $88,000. The silver Drumis are available for $229, and the green models are currently on sale for $199. Learn more about Drumi and pre-order your own machine HERE >>
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