UK-based Echo Living, which we last featured for its Brockloch Bothy Eco Pod, has unveiled a new off-grid eco cabin. Despite being geared up for self-reliance, the Wave Eco Cabin has a slick design, with a curved exterior clad in Western Red Cedar and a stylish interior.
The standard Wave, so-called because of the way in which the decking and roof curve around and envelop the cabin like a breaking wave, can be used as anything from studio space to self-contained accommodation. It can be fitted with a double bed, a shower room, a wood burner and a compact kitchen and can accommodate two people.
Measuring 5.3 x 3.2 m (17.4 x 10.5 ft), with an internal area of 12.5 sq m (134.5 sq ft), it has a small footprint. It is, however, designed to be scalable, able to be extended lengthways and widthways, with additional separate rooms added easily. In this way, it can be configured to provide different layouts.
The cabin is constructed by hand in Echo Living's workshop in Scotland and transported to site fully built and is reported suitable for a variety of terrains and for remote sites, requiring minimal groundworks and having minimal environmental impact. The adjustable feet of a galvanized steel underframe are secured to pre-prepared concrete pads to keep the cabin in place.
Once in place, the cabin has photovoltaic panels integrated into the brise soleil, which are connected to battery storage to power LED lighting and electrical sockets. There's a wood burning stove to provide heat and hot water and cooking facilities are fueled by bottled gas. Interior fixtures are modern and light.
Echo Living says the materials used to construct the cabin are selected for their efficiency, durability and sustainability. The walls comprise Nordpan Spruce 3-ply CLT panels, sheep wool insulation, breathable Bitroc sheathing board and a Solitex exterior membrane. The sides and front walls also make use of Vivix architectural panels, while the Western Red Cedar used to clad the exterior of the building, and also for the decking, is chosen in part for its durability.
The Wave Eco Cabin was launched earlier this year.
Source: Echo Living