Our prototype cabin / tiny house was designed and built by us to a brief that satisfied our need for a compact building that could be used as commercial guest accommodation on our West Cork coastal farm and for occasional use by us. It needed to be a healthy, eco build, be energy efficient with high levels of insulation and air tightness and to be constructed using locally sourced materials wherever possible.
The cabins also need to be built to a tight budget yet strong enough to take our Atlantic Storms. We have created a warm, peaceful, light filled space that mixes Scandinavian influenced design with environmentally friendly materials.
In response to demand created through social media and by guests that have stayed in our cabin we have developed our design and build process further. Our residential cabins will be built using Kingspan’s Tek SIP system with 142mm SIP Panels for superior thermal comfort u-value 0.16 W/m2K The system brings high levels of air tightness and insulation plus being much stronger than conventional timber frame. SIP’s are a quick way to build we can have the cabin weather tight and ready for interior fit out and external finishes in 1 day ! These cabins will be fitted with Future Proofed windows and doors with low maintenance 90mm UPVC insulated frames as standard with Passive House certified triple glazed option for maximum energy efficiency.
Find out more @ www.ecocabin.ie