Over the past seven years we’ve seen amazing advances here at Earthcube with a great deal of research into new systems. Last year was spent largely in China and Western Samoa building and installing 19 modules with our new C-Shell System. Quality control in China is a huge concern and in the end we’ve opted to build most projects here in New Zealand as we’ve been doing over the years.
China is perhaps suitable for large scale replication of simple designs if you’re prepared to live in China for quality control. But our focus is still building uniquely designed projects just to suit our homeowners and their land.
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.
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.