ECHO modules designed by Sam Booth combine contemporary design and sustainable materials with an innovative modular construction and strong ecological credentials to create buildings that sit as perfectly in an urban back garden as they do on a remote hillside.
ECHO modules can be completely off grid with all heating lighting and power supplied by Solar PV or Solar Thermal panels integral to the design of the building rather than bolted on as an afterthought. Ideal for remote locations, opening up possibilities for Farm diversification and additional seasonal income or rethinking the uniform nature of holiday parks.
Designed around a 3m square module with a pyramid roof, an ECHO module can stand alone as a simple garden room or office or be linked with other modules in any layout to create additional accommodation, guest rooms, music rooms, artist studios, teenage hangouts or a complete and stand alone modular holiday home.
Each project is a one off, with layouts, interior finishes and external cladding designed to suit your needs, and create a truly individual building.
Touching the ground lightly the buildings sit on adjustable legs onto minimal foundations to reduce environmental impact, and insulated with either sheep’s wool or wood fibre insulation they comply with or exceed current building regulations.
Modular holiday homes built off-site and delivered complete with only final connections to services required, an ECHO module saves time and disruption on site.
ECHO modules configured as a holiday home can comply with the legal definition of caravan, but with the construction and feeling of permanence of a house, An ECHO module can therefore obtain planning permission for holiday accommodation in situations where a full time dwelling would not be allowed.
The dimensions of an ECHO building allow it to come within the restrictions for garden rooms and offices avoiding the need in most cases for planning altogether. ECHO’s designers can liaise with local planning authorities and provide a full planning application service if required.
Where access and site restrictions would make delivering a complete building impossible ECHO’s innovative construction also allows for it to be constructed on site from prefabricated panels in a short space of time.