ABOUT US

BUILD SMALL                           BUILD SMART                             BUILD BEAUTIFUL

ECHO=ECO+HOME

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All of our  cabins and small buildings are designed and built  in-house at our workshop in southwest Scotland. Each building we produce has been designed to connect with nature , not only for its end users , but also our environment

 

'ECHO' encapsulates  the concept of sending small buildings out into the world in the hope that small scale, sustainable construction will resonate and inspire a new audience . 

ORIGINS

 Echo's founder  and award winning designer Sam Booth brings  ingenuity and a wealth of design experience to each project .  His imaginative and innovative approach, combined with his continued  research into sustainable  materials and efficiencies in  means of production ,  produces Echo's elegant and award winning designs.  Our  unique timber panel construction process was developed for  the  original prototype of the modular Pyramid Bothy,  filmed  for  the first series of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces back in 2013.   After setting up Echo's workshop  in  rural Dumfries & Galloway, Sam  received a  Scottish Edge Award in 2014 for his innovative concept;, and  he and his team continue to  design and build a  growing collection  of small, smart, off grid  cabins and buildings, each one with  elegance and sustainability at its heart.  Crawick Visitor Centre, designed and built by Echo , is a 2022 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist; the awards scheme recognises outstanding  design in the built environment.     

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VALUES

 

Our aim is to promote efficiency and elegance in sustainable, small scale living by creating a series of beautiful and intelligent off-grid buildings.  

 

Small spaces can be both practical and beautiful , and small buildings  by definition take up less materials and resources to construct . Our  construction process uses renewable timber panels and sustainable materials, combined with  renewable energy to power each space , and with skill and imagination showing  that small buildings that simply use less resources  can be joyful, elegant places  to inhabit, we hope that our collection of bespoke, site specific designs will help raise awareness of  an alternative, environmentally responsible  approach to construction, even if only in a small way. 

 

We design and construct our distinctive, small buildings for a range of clients who share our passion for clever, sustainable solutions.

Many of them share their buildings with visitors, important in helping promote a  sustainable small scale alternative . We know  those who have experienced  our buildings have found off grid , small scale living ,  to be a positive and joyful experience whether as a liberating retreat back to nature or as a lifestyle choice , and we hope that through our buildings , we can  contribute to the conversation about a more sustainable future. 

 

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OUR TEAM

 

Our  creative Echo team have experience across a range of disciplines that include  architectural, interior and product design.  We enjoy the challenge of each new project, and we also enjoy a highly productive four day week, allowing   time to follow our own creative projects and  passions . Our team of craftspeople and designers includes  a composer/musician ; product designer;  blacksmith; set designer; interior & furniture  designers; and illustrators. Our workshop buzzes with enthusiasm,  hard  work and music. 

 

 SAM BOOTH                                founder & designer

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Marc MacCallie  

Ross Smith

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Echo Craftsman

Jenny Booth

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Blacksmith

Echo Craftsman 

Liam Paterson

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DJ & Musician 

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Ian Robinson

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Product Designer
Echo Craftsman,    

Set Designer & Illustrator
Echo's Online Editor