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Elizabeth Entenman


4th June 2019

Can I REALLY build an entire house myself? The answer is yes.

ecokit featured on apartmenttherapy

You’ve seen the tiny house kits and the DIY sauna and wondered, Can I REALLY build an entire house myself? The answer is yes. And if you’re looking for a DIY house kit that’s especially sustainable and eco-friendly, check out Australian company Ecokit.

Ecokit is not your average house kit, because you get to be involved in the design stage. Once you’ve worked with the team to design the home of your dreams, all of the parts will arrive on pallets in a large shipping container. After that, it’s up to you to assemble them. It’s like building IKEA furniture. Except instead of furniture, it’s an entire house. But you won’t need any fancy machinery to put it together, and anyone can do it—really.

“Ecokit is a versatile, modular, prefab, energy efficient home with up to 60% faster construction, minimal operating costs and positive environmental impact,” the Ecokit website reads.

The homes are made with extremely high-quality material. Their parts use almost three times more insulation than the average Australian standard and their windows are high-quality timber windows. The homes also allow for either integrated or standing solar panels. And they’re just as easy to take apart as they are to put together.

These kits aren’t the cheapest DIY home kits on the market, but they are built to last you a lifetime. An open plan studio with a kitchen and a bathroom starts around $200,000 and a two-bedroom starts around $300,000. You’ll also feel good knowing that your home is sustainable and eco-friendly.

Ecokit ships worldwide and can sustain in any climate, so if you’re ready to DIY your next home from the ground up, check out their design plans and get customizing.


My enthusiasm for changing lifestyles, determination to change the world, devotion to a positive change of any kind, love of innovative ideas and desire to always push the boundaries organically came together eventually - and so ecokit was born. Now I am proud to be doing what I enjoy and love - helping people to fulfill their dreams of living in a healthy, happy home.

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