Did we succeed in delivering our first two houses? How was the manufacturing and building going?
Ecokit was appointed to design, manufacture and deliver two cabins for eco-tourist accommodation compliant with the eco-farm values.
The main criteria for the client were short time of building (up to 2 months), no use of heavy machinery, top quality healthy building materials. Minimal operating costs and positive environmental impact were also high on the agenda.
Jindabyne, NSW, Australia
June – July 2018
Avonside Alpine Estate
All prefabricated parts and components for both cabins were sent flat-packed directly to the building site in 2 shipping containers within the 2 weeks interval.
Thanks to the block building method, the laborers managed to build it on the spot in just a few days. The house is almost entirely made of wood, and the concrete has been reduced to the minimum. The structural part of small cabin was completed within 7 working days, while the double storey took the four guys in the building team about 12 days. Although proceeding with the construction in the middle of winter in an alpine climate was a scary thought initially, the kit allowed us working outside on a good days and assembling the boxes under cover on those rainy days.
And that’s not over yet. In the next episode we will look in detail at the materials and technologies used during the construction.