"Build small, build smart, build beautiful."
Sam Booth, Designer and Founder Echo Living
Our aim is to promote elegance and efficiency in sustainable small scale living. We specialise in creative and innovative design unique to small buildings. We use resources efficiently and our buildings are designed to produce the minimum of waste, which makes both ecological and economic sense.
We design our buildings to be built with high performance, sustainable materials, both inside and out. We select products and materials which are both manufactured sustainably and designed to contribute to the long term integrity of the buildings; these include efficient and durable exterior membranes, sheathing board, natural insulation and timber from sustainable sources.
Each small building can be designed with a fully integrated, off grid solution to further enhance its sustainability. Our imaginative and innovative designs create not only sustainable solutions, but also distinctive and beautiful small buildings .
Built Efficiently Off-Site
Our small buildings are individually designed and constructed in-house, allowing us to keep control of the complete process, from design to installation. Our team of skilled and experienced craftsmen pay close attention to the quality of every detail of the construction and finshes.
Our buildings are designed to be prefabricated. Building off-site in our workshop is quick and efficient - free from weather holdups, it saves on costly site time and keeps disruption to a minimum. Each small build can be completed in 8-10 weeks, depending on size and complexity,
Each small building is delivered to site, complete with all fixtures, fittings and finishes as specified. A typical building will be delivered complete with wood burner; solar panels; kitchen with integrated appliances, fully fitted shower room; built in bed; storage and shelving; timber flooring; lighting; timber decking; double glazed patio doors and rooflights. It is installed ready to move into and enjoy.
Find out more about our small building construction and materials, and watch a time lapse video of the treehouse pod construction.
Interiors & Exteriors
We specify from a wide range of fixtures, fittings and finishes for indivdually designed interiors and exteriors. Fixtures and furniture can be designed and built to compliment each unique small space and enhance every project. The buildings can be delivered complete with all interior fixtures and fittings. Interior finishes and external cladding designs can be individually specified.
We continually research innovative and exciting materials, fittings and finishes, and develop new designs to keep our concept fresh and exciting.
Fixtures and Fittings
A selection of our fixtures and fittings including off grid fittings, cladding, hand built kitchens, shower rooms, and finishes for interior walls, floooring and exterior cladding.
Off Grid & Efficient
Our buildings can be designed to function off grid. Apart from improving the sustainability of your project, this means we can locate a building on a remote site where connections to services might be problematic.
Solar PV panels power 12v fridges, lighting, laptops, and other devices; wood burning stoves supply extra heat for cooler months; and bottled gas can be used for cooking and hot water. A compost toilet can be added if requested.
Designed to be energy efficient and create a healthy internal environment, our buildings are highly insulated with layers of thick, sheep wool insulation in floors, walls and roofs for year round use; we use double glazing throughout and supply and fit wood burning stoves
Whatever your project, our ability to design and build entirely in-house means we can respond individually to your requirements. Whether your planning a garden room or small house, we can offer advice on all aspects of your project and help get things moving. Take a look at Your Project to find out how what we can help you with or contact us for more information about planning, design and costs.