Over the past seven years we’ve seen amazing advances here at Earthcube with a great deal of research towards developing the best system for each situation. Last year was spent largely in China and Western Samoa building and installing 19 modules with our new C-Shell System. C-Shell is specifically for Tropical Conditions and as Quality Control in China is such a huge concern we much prefer to build here in New Zealand as we’ve been doing. In the end, New Zealand has the Craftsmanship and Quality that our homeowners have come to expect, but they are not cheap to build to our standard.
A fully compliant home in New Zealand is around $3,500 per meter square. Of course these homes are Disaster Resistant and have Sustainable Interiors that outlast conventional building. Another important aspect is our Spatially Optimised designs that make the most of smaller homes. The “Not Too Big” House movement has similar principles, but ours are more “yacht-like” in their use of multitasking and dynamic spaces.
We’ve continually refined our system and now offer what is the most durable yet elegant homes we’ve seen. Our new Blanc series uses exclusive vertical grain hardwood ply with a lightly washed finish throughout the interior.
Container Homes do offer an excellent alternative system as they are…
- Earthquake Resistant
- Hurricane Resistant
- Easily Transported
- Immensely Strong, there are no weak joints, no nails, screws, glue – only welds, and welds that are stronger than the steel plates being welded.
- Footings are minimal, the integrated floor is strong and the structure is light, so timber piles, or concrete piers will do.
- Interiors use wood paneling with non toxic finishes.
- And they are built to last for generations
Our homes still have the unique blend of advanced technology and fine craftsmanship seen in our integrated cabinetry. This can be traced back to our years in super yacht design and fit out. Our range of exclusive materials and skills create a unique blend of beauty, strength and spatial integration.