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 from all over the world

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
Management & Operations

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
Technologies

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
Design

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.
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.
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.

nathan
Customer Care & sales (USA & Canada)

Nathan

My family and I immigrated from Australia to the United States ten years ago. I reached out to ecokit in late 2019 after discovering them online and thought their homes were a perfect solution for individuals, families, and businesses who are looking for a creative and eco-friendly solution to their unique construction requirements.

I am excited to now be part of the ecokit team in the United States and am enthusiastic about introducing our US customers to this innovative and dynamic product.

kuhu dhingra
Architecture & Sustainability

Kuhu

Gaining efficiency in environmentally responsive building design to meet today’s environmental demands has always been my dream. Having a compound background in architecture and sustainability and a passion for design and learning, I am enthusiastic to bring that dream of mine and all the others who thrive for the same to reality, through ecokit.

I believe that involving sustainable practices to improve the quality of the built environment will help to produce solutions, that are both joyful and efficient. I am proud to be a part of such an advanced and inspiring organisation, as the buildings designed by us, have the ability to perform and are a critique to the world of built environment. Our design, tools and approaches will not just help you build a home, but it will help you to take a step towards a sustainable future.

nick lagas
Customer Care & Sales (AU & NZ)

Nick

My family and I do what we possibly can every day to protect our planet and to be kind to our environment. When I first thought of eco-friendly homes – I envisioned a “cabin in the country side” – until I met the founders of ecokit!

I am passionate about speaking and sharing my knowledge of a product that will not only lower the impact on our environment but reduce your carbon footprint.

It is a pleasure working for an organisation that will not only make people happy today but more importantly help generations live a sustainable, comfortable, healthy and a cost effective lifestyle!

If you are thinking of building a home please call me – I am enthusiastic about selling HAPPINESS!

Gillian Rose
Operations

Gillian

A house is the single biggest investment for most people, and it is vital to get it right. For me, that means optimising the design, the energy-efficiency and the comfort, choosing top materials and quality craftsmanship to create a property that is “future-proof”, a house that stays relevant to its occupants and has longevity beyond the immediate time frame.

I am passionate about our environment and my Danish background has blessed me with a love for great, functional design and a drive to do better. These values are all matched beautifully by ecokit and I am grateful to work with Camilla and the team on something as important as our homes.