BUILD SMALL BUILD SMART BUILD BEAUTIFUL
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 .
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.
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.
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