Ecomo Homes: Modular, Compact, Solar Powered Prefabs

by , 12/03/10

ecomo, modular housing, prefab, south africa, green design, sustainable architecture

The Ecomo Home modular housing system is based on square modular units that can be used as living spaces, “play” spaces or sleeping quarters. The units can be easily joined together in a variety of arrangements to create virtually any home desired. Once a floor plan is laid out, additional decks can be added to the exterior to provide outdoor living space.

The homes are designed based on sustainable design principles and incorporate low-maintenance materials. They are built in a factory in South Africa to minimize construction waste and then delivered to the site, where the modules are installed with a minimal impact to the environment. Solar energy systems can be installed on the roofs to provide enough renewable energy for the homes to operate off-grid, which is especially key for remote locations where there are no grid connections.

+ Ecomo

Images © Pietro Russo

Related Posts


or your inhabitat account below


  1. rossini March 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I love the flexibility of the modular blocks. I would be very interested in considering this for a series of Forest Cottages….of 1 to 3 bedroom modules.

  2. hskendrick February 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Hi, these are beautiful homes, would it be possible to send me a price list for a two bedroom structure.

  3. Phumba February 13, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Hi, I,m planning on selling my present home and building a green off grid home in a rural / agricultural setting, – 2ha in the Western Cape, George / Mosselbay area.
    I,m looking for typical designs and info for a 3 bedroom single story modern home.
    Do you have other options besides timber cladded homes?

  4. sedi September 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I am in Gaborone and I will like to know how you can help me have an ecomo house in my farm

  5. Veronica Charles August 22, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Fantastic this is exactly e kind of home I\\\’m looking for. The only problem is I cant access the website to find out more

  6. marlene Pape April 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I love the Econo Homes, whes can I find our more about the and thier pricing.


  7. Rihe Joda April 3, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Where can we find pricing for the ecomo home? It’s beautiful!

  8. Loggie April 3, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Help with pricing per square meter for 3 bedroom house

  9. Esbie September 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I want to contact somebody @ Ecomo Home to discuss the building of a house but the email address (info@econo….) does not work?

  10. econocasa February 7, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Our main components are, structural Steel framing, inside walls , gypsum ,cellulose insulation, exterior inside the interior material + exterior gypsum cellulose substrate, and cork Exterior insulation EIFS.
    this is a simplified info if you need more let me now *
    Best regards

  11. js09 January 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    what are the materials used outside and inside the house?

  12. Econocasa December 10, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Stag, we are able to produce a very similar product and shipped from Europe.
    if info needed contact

  13. stag December 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    do they take orders for outside of South Africa? and what is the expected length time for the completion and installation of the Home?

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home