ECOSHELTA has long been part of the sustainable building revolution and makes high quality architect designed, environmentally minimal impact, prefabricated, modular buildings, using latest technologies. Our state of the art building system has been used for cabins, houses, studios, eco-tourism accommodation and villages. We make beautiful spaces, the applications are endless, the potential exciting.

Ecoshelta Philosophy


Ecoshelta has been developing and deploying pre-fabricated modular building systems since last century. We are the forefront of the practical implement­ation of new technological developments across the many fields of construction, we use state of the art alloy frames, structural insulating panel systems, responsibly sourced timber, plantation bamboo and E0 plywood systems.

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Environmentally Sustainable

The Ecoshelta system has been designed and developed over the last three decades by Stephen Sainsbury Architect, an award winning environ­mentally responsible architect­ural practice.

Environ­mental Awareness

We specialise in environ­mentally and eco­logically sound, beautiful places to shelter, undertaking the building process in the belief that environ­mentally aware buildings can be luxurious, inspiring and beautiful places to live, work and play.

Ecologically Accountable

Ecologically sensitive buildings will come to symbolise a more mature, environmentally aware culture. We are willing to go the extra distance to ensure that our buildings are as eco­logically accountable as we can achieve.

Ecoshelta Design collage

Designs


Each Ecoshelta pod has a fully modular frame and SIPS panel based floor, wall and roofing systems that allow for a wide range of choice in roof forms, room layouts, wall door and window positions and room fit-outs. The frame is tough, robust, strong and resilient. Ecoshelta e.pods and smaller tough.pods (t.pods) can be built anywhere, responding responsibly to the place and owner’s require­ments.

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Basic Cabin

The single tough pod and e.pod cabin is a rapid deployment simple building and we can have one on a site in a matter of days.

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Basic Cabin
Studio

Studio

The single e.pod studio cabin with ensuite side extension has been developed for use as a backyard urban studio, a home office, remote area cabins and eco-tourism acco­mmodation.

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Granny Flat

The two e.pod with two side extension cabin is suitable for backyard compliant granny flats, remote area cabins and ecotoursim acco­mmodation.

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Granny Flat
2 Bedroom House

2 Bedroom House

The three e.pod with two side extension house can incorporate a 2 bedroom house with bathroom and combined living-dining.

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3+ Bedroom House

The 6 e.pod and side extension house can incorporate a 3 bedroom house bathroom, combined living-dining and lounge room.

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3+ Bedroom House

Current Projects



It’s a big day for Ecoshelta, with our new website going live. There are extensive updates to our FAQs and Design pages with links to some great contemporary technologies we are now using in our new series of e.pods. We are also getting settled into our new Stanmore workshops and will be having an open day Read More »

Two pavilion 6 e.pod with 2 extension dwelling on a sloping coastal site. This pavilion was constructed using an alternate laminated structural timber frame and site constructed frame, cladding and lining and included a lower floor masonry element.

Two pavilion e.pod small house on a rock strewn cliff face site heavily treed with mature Angophoras that have all been retained and the building worked around the existing site features.  The footings are directly on the natural rocks. Extensive screened louvred glazing and natural stack ventilation strategies.

First two e.pod cabins with ensuite extension for a beachfront resort on an island close to the main island of Vanuatu. The transport of all parts and fit out in sea containers from Sydney to the local port with all parts ferried to the remote island site by local canoe. An Ecoshelta supervisor trained and Read More »