Whether it’s a place to live, work or play, there are many reasons why an affordable, transportable, and architecturally designed Ecopod could be your perfect building solution. Here we look at ten reasons why an Ecopod can help you achieve the lifestyle and livelihood of your dreams.
- We’ve already drawn up the plans
With over 30 different floor plans ranging from a single 12 sqm cabin to a 100 sqm three-bedroom home, chances are we’ve got the perfect plan already designed for you. Our experienced design team has developed the plans along with a full team of trades to achieve the optimum outcomes for small home living.
- We’re adaptable
When we don’t have an option that exactly fits your needs, no problem. From the placement of windows, doors, and interior walls to the location and types of fixtures and fittings, you make the final decision. All you have to do is contact us and together we can create the bespoke space you imagined.
- All you have to do is turn the key
Once you’ve chosen your design and your finance is in order, sit back and let us take care of the job. We handle council consents and on-site works so you don’t need to worry about the details (unless, of course, you’d like to!). When it’s all done, you get the key to your new studio, home or office.
- It’s more affordable
Because your pod is constructed in our factory and shipped to your site completed, the price per square metre is less than the cost of building on-site. What’s more, the streamlined prefabrication process is driven and signed off by our Licensed Building Practitioners, which means there is no compromise on build quality and integrity.
- You’ll own a long-term asset
Engineered for a 50-year lifetime, your Ecopod is constructed to meet or exceed NZS:3604, New Zealand’s standard for timber-framed buildings. Architecturally designed with clean, simple and elegant lines, it will never go out of style. With a full site consent, you’ll be adding value to your land too, which future-you will thank you for.
- There's less environmental impact
Everyone wants to do better for the planet, and timber construction is one of the most environmentally sound building methods. You’ll be naturally sequestering carbon, and we can also work with you to achieve Homestar Green Building certification.
- You’ll be giving something back
Ecopod plants ten native trees for every pod we build. Our owner looks after a regenerating forest in the Auckland region, where so far over 14,000 native trees have been planted. As well as creating a long-term carbon store, the forest is delighting local wildlife and swimmers at the downstream beach.
- We have diverse experience you can trust
For over seven years we have refined our practice and processes, working with Kaizen Lean manufacturing principles to improve our production systems. This has embedded a culture of respect for our people and delivers consistent quality and time frames for our customers. Our team is made up of a range of skills and age groups, from builders to accountants, engineers, architects and more.
- You’ll rest assured during construction, and for years after
The on-site building process can be highly stressful. Ecopods are constructed in a fully enclosed facility while your site is being prepared, ensuring everything goes smoothly. Once your Ecopod is complete, we guarantee its quality with a 50-year structural warranty (T's and C's apply), and if there are any issues, we’ll be quick to remedy them.
- You can realise your dream
If you ever dream of a bit more space, at home or at work, Ecopods can help make that dream come true. Architecturally designed and custom built to suit your lifestyle, our affordable, transportable pods are exactly what you want them to be, bringing you the freedom to live your best.