Eco Hab is based in Manchester and focuses on ecological habitation through their tiny prefab homes.
They’re VERY unique looking and I don’t know about you but, they kind of make me smile just looking at them!
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Prefab Dome Tiny Homes by Eco Hab
Part of Eco Hab’s mission is to create opportunities for people to comfortably live in homes that are better for the environment and they are doing this in a few ways:
- High level of insulation
- Expandable designs suitable for families
- Energy saving features
- Completely sealed (no air leaks)
- Underfloor heating
- Rainwater harvesting options
- Composting toilets
- Solar panels
- Wind turbines
- Full-featured kitchens
Living in a 4 meter Eco Pod
“Having lived in a 4m diameter pod for some time, I must say it offers a very pleasant, living and work space which requires the minimum of fuel (logs) to maintain a comfortable temperature during the depths of winter, it also has a light filled, natural and organic feel to the building.
My first prototype pod is almost self sufficient and is heated using a wood burning stove.
The stove heats the water in the copper cylinder which provides the under floor heating.
A solar panel also feeds into the copper cylinder.
The 1kw wind turbine is connected to four 12 volt batteries and this provides all of the electrical requirements (excluding washing machine and dryer).
Rain water is harvested and the 4m Pod gathers 5 litres of water for every millimetre of rainfall.
We are now building our first two bedroom 6m dia. Pod which will be the next for evaluation and performance testing. “
~ Aidan Quinn, ABOUT ECO HAB
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