designs and floorplans of ecokit in 3D models on the table

EVERY GOOD STORY STARTS SOMEWHERE

Ecokit was born out of a frustration with the status quo. It started in 2015 as an idea for a simple, compact structure that would be comfortable, well insulated and built out of non toxic materials. It was not a commercial venue at that point either, only a one off design for our founder, Camilla.

The concept of a small DIY eco house was born as an alternative solution to dwellings that could be easily built by an inexperienced owner builder and on a much lower budget than the standard Australian home.

A few criteria were paramount during the planning & design phase: The simplicity of the build, the materials and the affordability. Another focus was on the functionality and how the house was to adapt to different stages of the occupant’s life.

EVERY GOOD STORY

STARTS SOMEWHERE

Ecokit was born out of a frustration with the status quo. It started in 2015 as an idea for a simple, compact structure that would be comfortable, well insulated and built out of non toxic materials. It was not a commercial venue at that point either, only a one off design for our founder, Camilla.

The concept of a small DIY eco house was born as an alternative solution to dwellings that could be easily built by an inexperienced owner builder and on a much lower budget than the standard Australian home.

A few criteria were paramount during the planning & design phase: The simplicity of the build, the materials and the affordability. Another focus was on the functionality and how the house was to adapt to different stages of the occupant’s life.

designs and floorplans of ecokit in 3D models on the table
3D design model of an complete sustainable ecokit

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE... UNTIL IT'S DONE

After releasing the concept of ecokit into the virtual network, a lot of feedback has been received. Working with the community encouraged us to continue with further development.

Lack of knowledge in Australia and more extensive uptake of prefab, modular buildings and advanced materials such as engineered timber in Europe inspired Camilla to start searching for an engineering company in her native country – the Czech Republic, to help her with develop a kit of parts for a home that is modern, energy efficient, healthy and sustainable.

Working together on the modular design of ecokit with building designer Jesse, the team reached out to Vesper Frames, an engineering firm with an appreciation for innovation, quality and the concept of self-assembly.

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE...

UNTIL IT'S DONE

After releasing the concept of ecokit into the virtual network, a lot of feedback has been received. Working with the community encouraged us to continue with further development.

Lack of knowledge in Australia and more extensive uptake of prefab, modular buildings and advanced materials such as engineered timber in Europe inspired Camilla to start searching for an engineering company in her native country – the Czech Republic, to help her with develop a kit of parts for a home that is modern, energy efficient, healthy and sustainable.

Working together on the modular design of ecokit with building designer Jesse, the team reached out to Vesper Frames, an engineering firm with an appreciation for innovation, quality and the concept of self-assembly.

prefab kit of parts assembled on the construction site

WE STARTED IT BUT YOU WILL DEFINE IT

The first ecokit house went finally into production in early 2018. We are excited by, and proud of, what we have achieved and keen on providing an affordable, accessible, organic home that connects the concept of comfort and coziness with the functionality of a modern, ecological, elegant home for people who need it.

We are looking forward to your feedback, advice and constructive criticism. Because we aim to change the way people think about their houses, with homes that enrich and simplify our lives.

WE STARTED IT

BUT YOU WILL DEFINE IT

The first ecokit house went finally into production in early 2018. We are excited by, and proud of, what we have achieved and keen on providing an affordable, accessible, organic home that connects the concept of comfort and coziness with the functionality of a modern, ecological, elegant home for people who need it.

We are looking forward to your feedback, advice and constructive criticism. Because we aim to change the way people think about their houses, with homes that enrich and simplify our lives.

prefab kit of parts assembled on the construction site

No surprises, just quality.

Ecokit Group is a manufacturer of high performance engineered construction system for the construction industry. Structures utilising our ecokit system are completed in about 60% of the time compared to traditional building methods.

Our wall, roof and floor panels have excellent thermal properties, with an R-value close to 7 (the minimum required is from 2.8 for walls to 4.1 for roofs).

The ecokit engineered construction system is effortless. There’s no heavy lifting and no cranes required, as most components can be safely lifted by a couple of workers.

We eliminate the pain of typical construction with curated options, straightforward pricing and a rapid build.

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Ecokit is first and foremost the story of talented people coming together and working on a common vision. We aim not only to design the best product but also to create a great company. We have set to create a community that shares more than just work projects, because everyone’s fulfillment is essential to us and creativity isn’t always born behind a desk.

Join us in designing a new future, with quality, energy efficient, comfortable and healthy homes that inspire.

camilla novotna
CEO, Founder

Camilla

My enthusiasm for changing lifestyles, determination to change the world, devotion to a positive change of any kind, love of innovative ideas and desire to always push the boundaries organically came together eventually - and so ecokit was born. Now I am proud to be doing what I enjoy and love - helping people to fulfil their dreams of living in a comfortable, sustainable, healthy & happy home.
pavla novotna
CTO, Co-founder

Pavla

Connecting technology which has been my passion since childhood with a healthy lifestyle is a great challenge. And being part of a small, tight-knit team building a new company is something I have dreamt of for a long time.

At ecokit I have the unique privilege to indulge all of the above. After many years dedicated to large IT projects in international tech & pharma corporations, I now have the opportunity to do something truly meaningful.

I am part of a team building a company that utilises technologies to provide healthy, comfortable homes that are environmentally friendly. Everyday I collaborate with like minded people, who believe in ecokit's vision & mission and this provides me enormous gratification.

jay
Art Director

Jay

I’ve been lucky to be part of the ecokit team from its conception. I’m extremely passionate about everything design and strive to provide a diverse range of fresh, memorable and creative solutions to help maintain ecokit’s strong brand & marketing position.
anna
Customer Care

Anna

I feel strongly aligned with the goals and ideals of ecokit, including being kind to the environment and living a simple life. I am really excited about playing a part in helping people reach their dream of both owning and living in a sustainable, eco-friendly home, a place to enjoy a happy, contented life, creating valuable memories with family and friends.
lucy
Customer Care

Lucy

I have followed ecokit homes from the very beginning so when an opportunity to become part of the team presented itself, I jumped! I have wanted to build an ecokit home for years and am so excited to now be a part of this innovative team who work in line with my environmental values. While I continue to plan to build my very own ecokit home, I love helping others complete their dream home and live a sustainable life.
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R&D, engineering

Chris

matyas
Marketing

Matyas

Happiness comes when you get out of your comfort zone. That's why I am passionate about travelling. And while travelling, I found two things; that we must seriously protect nature and that one simply needs a place he can call home. Combine those two statements and you will understand why I choose to be part of a company innovating the way we live, trying to communicate the importance of our mission with the whole world.
Jasmine
Architecture & Design

Jasmine

In recent years, I have hoped for the gap between sustainability and affordability to be bridged. These two factors have always interested me. In fact, it is what drew me to architecture - to be able to give a space a story in the most cost-effective and sustainable manner. I absolutely love the problem solving that it brings.

So when an opportunity came to join a team whose philosophies aligned with my interests, to say I was thrilled would be an understatement. I am extremely excited about this journey with ecokit to help people build the homes of their dreams whilst being kinder to the environment (and in the long run wallets too)!

Mat
Business Development

Mat

I am very interested in energy efficient, modular, eco-friendly houses. Ecokit combines smart technology, organic materials and elegant design which at times in its creation can prove to be a challenge but also gratifying.

My goal is to share and introduce our solutions and products to as many people as possible. We strive to provide high quality, healthy living without causing negative effects to our environment.

I strongly believe that ecokit can change people’s thinking in the way homes are built and inspire them. I am grateful to be a part of ecokit, to have the opportunity to work on something meaningful that has the potential to create a beautiful living experience.