With high levels of insulation (minimum R4) throughout, double or triple glazing, and a super efficient design, OFFGRID-INSTYLE homes require very little energy for thermal comfort in both hot and cold climates, making them perfect for off-grid situations requiring a solar power system.  The ECOHOME range of designs are also stylishly modern, robust, low maintenance, easy to build, and very affordable.  And they can be easily built to comply with maximum Australian bush fire and cyclone ratings.

Due to the standard construction details and readily-available materials specified, all materials (including windows, fixtures, and kitchen cabinets) for the ECOHOME designs can be ordered from Bunnings, making it essentially a kit home that can be built on site by a small team of local carpenters.  Detailed drawings, materials order lists, and accurate cost estimates (available for purchase on this website) make it easy to get competitive quotes from local builders because they only have to estimate their labour costs.  Drawings are prepared by an accredited building designer so can be submitted to council for approval.