Sustainable Prefab Homes

Australian modular home builders

Thinking about building a prefab home but not sure where to start? Ecoliv has designed and built award winning prefab modular homes for Australian families for more than 13 years. Whether you live in an urban area or are planning on going off-grid, our innovative approach to designing and building prefab homes means we’ll have a floor plan to suit your needs – and if we don’t, we can create a custom modular home just for you. All Ecoliv prefabricated modular homes are designed and built at The EcoHub – our sustainable living centre and off-grid design and construction facility located at The Gurdies on Victoria’s Bass Coast.

Designing with modules

Prefab construction refers to the process of building entire homes, or components of the home – from wall systems to facades – in a prefab construction facility completely off-site.

Prefab houses are made up of sections (also known as volumetric modules) that are designed to meet the size and weight limits required to be transported by road to their final destination and positioned on site. At Ecoliv, our modular homes are built at The EcoHub –our construction facility – located at The Gurdies on Victoria’s Bass Coast.

With a focus on reducing build timelines and total production costs, our methodology embraces a construction process known as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA). By creating a selection of modules and volumetric floor plans that work together we’re able to construct homes more efficiently, in the minimum time.

Each module is designed to either make up an entire small dwelling (like our EcoHut one bedroom cabins) or combine with other modules to create a larger home (like our EcoLiving, EcoSanctuary and EcoGeneration homes.

Better for you. Better for the planet.

Unlike the traditional home building process which is completed on-site, our prefabricated homes are built off-site at The EcoHub, then transported to you and connected to services. This means your site isn’t disturbed and there are zero emissions associated with the construction process.

In addition to faster build times and potential cost savings, prefab construction can reduce construction waste. Embracing the DfMA construction process and using precision-designed volumetric modules, Ecoliv prefab homes minimise materials wastage and can reduce overall construction waste by up to 52%.

Plus by taking a passive solar approach to design, Ecoliv prefab homes come with a 7-star energy efficiency rating and a host of other sustainability benefits. In fact, you could save approximately 30% on running costs each year across power usage for heating and cooling, lighting and appliances.

Choosing a modular home is easy with Ecoliv

Building a new home is known to be one of the most stressful things you can do. But it doesn’t have to be. At Ecoliv, we’ve simplified the prefab building process making it an easy, transparent and enjoyable journey where you know exactly what to expect and when – right up to handing over the keys to your new home.

4 steps to your new prefab home

In stage 1, we guide you through the pre-construction journey to ensure the home design suits your site and minimises environmental impact. We’ll work with you to choose an Ecoliv house design that’s perfect for your site orientation and requirements.

During stage 2, we take care of design documentation during the approvals stage to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Stage 3 and it’s time to make it official – we’ll review and finalise your contract documents, ensuring all details are in place. Upon signing, you’ll receive the necessary insurance certificates, including domestic builders and project-specific warranty coverage.

Finally, in stage 4, we’ll begin building your brand new Ecoliv home at The EcoHub – our sustainable living centre and off-grid construction facility. Over approximately 20 weeks, your Ecoliv home will be constructed and then transported to your site ready to connect to services.

Live the dream, naturally in a factory built Ecoliv prefab modular home.

With over 13 years of experience, Ecoliv has committed to creating sustainable 7-star rated energy-efficient homes with stunning, contemporary designs.

We can design a custom home to suit your site and project requirements. To achieve a minimum 7-star energy rating our expert designers will provide site-specific advice on siting, layout and orientation.

Want to learn more? Book an appointment to come visit our new display home located at The EcoHub at The Gurdies on Victoria’s Bass Coast.

Discover our EcoHutEcoGeneration, and EcoLiving prefab house designs or view our featured builds to see what’s possible with an Ecoliv custom design.


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