An ecopod is a self-contained, sustainable living unit designed for use in off-grid or remote locations. The goal of an ecopod is to reduce the environmental impact of traditional housing and provide a high degree of self-sufficiency and independence to its occupants. Ecopods are typically compact and efficient, and are designed to have a low impact on the environment, making them a popular choice for those looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

At Constellations, we have decided to choose panelized modular construction made of BES (building envelope system) composed of EPS panels and Steel beams, as it can reduce the construction schedule by 20-50% and construction costs by 20 %, which makes it very advantageous. By using this construction method, we can reduce construction times while maintaining a high level of quality and energy performance.

By prefabricating building panels in the factory, we can use higher-quality building materials, reduce construction waste and increase labour efficiency. Modular building panels are also easier to install and transport, reducing labour costs.

Climate-resilient building envelope technology aims to improve the resistance of buildings to extreme weather conditions such as high heat, storms, floods and fires. The main objectives of this technology are to protect building occupants, maintain building functionality and reduce economic losses.

Constellations ecopods are prefabricated in our plant located in Lachute, Québec, which allows for efficient and eco-friendly production. The units are constructed off-site in a controlled environment, using sustainable materials and techniques to minimize waste and conserve resources. The prefabricated components are then transported to the final location and assembled on-site, reducing the time and resources needed for construction. The final product is a highly efficient and eco-friendly living unit, designed to minimize its impact on the environment and provide a comfortable and self-sufficient living space.
The time it takes to build an ecopod can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the unit, the complexity of the design, and local regulations. However, prefabricated construction methods used by Constellations do significantly reduce the construction time compared to traditional building methods. Typically, the manufacturing of the prefabricated components of an ecopod can take several days to several weeks, depending on the size of the order and the production schedule. On-site assembly of the components can take several days, depending on the size of the unit and the complexity of the design.

The prices of our ecopods can range from $58,000 to $180,000 and above, depending on several factors such as the size of the unit, the level of customization, and the type of materials used. The base price for our Tenji starts at around $58,000, which can include the basic features and systems necessary for self-sufficient living.

For more information on ecopod pricing and customization options, you can contact our sales team. They will be happy to help you with any questions you may have and provide you with a cost estimate for an ecopod that suits your needs and budget.

Our ecopods can be installed in a wide range of locations, including remote and off-grid sites, such as forests, deserts, and rural areas. They can also be installed on private property, such as a backyard or a rural piece of land, as well as on commercial properties, such as campsites or retreat centres.

It is important to note that local building codes and regulations can vary depending on the location, and may impact the installation of an ecopod. Some regions may require permits and inspections, and may have specific requirements for waste disposal, water management, and other systems. As such, it’s important to consult with local authorities and professionals before installing an ecopod to ensure that it complies with local regulations.

Our ecopods and traditional tiny homes have many similarities, such as their compact size and efficient use of space. However, there are several key differences that set ecopods apart from traditional tiny homes:

  1. Self-sufficiency: Ecopods are designed to be highly self-sufficient, with systems for generating electricity. Traditional tiny homes may also have some of these systems, but ecopods are designed to be fully self-sufficient and off-grid.
  2. Sustainable materials: Our ecopods are constructed using sustainable materials, such as recycled or locally sourced materials, to reduce their environmental impact. Traditional tiny homes may also use sustainable materials, but ecopods place a greater emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  3. Efficiency: Our ecopods are designed to be highly efficient, both in terms of energy and resource use, as well as space utilization. Traditional tiny homes may also be efficient, but ecopods take efficiency to a higher level, incorporating cutting-edge technology and design to maximize efficiency and minimize waste.

Purpose: Our ecopods are specifically designed for off-grid and remote living, with a focus on providing a comfortable, self-sufficient, and sustainable living space. Traditional tiny homes may also be used for off-grid living, but may also be used for other purposes, such as vacation homes or urban living.

Yes, Constellations does offer competitive financing for their clients. If you’re interested in financing your ecopod, we recommend reaching out to our sales team for more information on their financing options and requirements.

Absolutely! At Constellations, we understand that financing an Ecopod can be a daunting process. However, we are here to help you navigate this process and find the right financing option for your needs.

While Ecopods are not considered traditional homes, they can still be financed similarly to a traditional home. Our team has extensive experience in helping our clients secure financing for their Ecopods, and we will work closely with you to find the best financing option that fits your budget and requirements.

We have established partnerships with several financial institutions that specialize in providing financing for non-traditional homes like Ecopods. We can connect you with these institutions and provide you with the support you need to secure financing for your Ecopod.

The process of buying an ecopod from Constellations is simple, it involves the following steps:
  1. Research: Determine which type of ecopod best suits your needs and budget. Read up on the features, materials, and specifications of the ecopods available, and compare prices, sizes, and options.
  2. Schedule meeting: Reach out to us to discuss your needs, ask questions, and learn more about the purchasing process. You may be able to schedule a tour or view the ecopods in person to get a better feel for the product.
  3. Choose a model and options: Select the model and options that best suits your needs and budget. You can choose from different sizes, materials, and configurations, and add custom options as needed.
  4. Place an order: Once you’ve chosen your ecopod and options, place your order with us. We make sure to review and make sure you understand the payment terms, delivery times, and other details before finalizing your order.
  5. Install or set up: After your ecopod is delivered, it will need to be installed and set up. We offer installation services to set up the ecopod.
  6. Move in: Once your ecopod is installed and set up, it’s time to move in and start enjoying your new off-grid living space!
This is a general overview of the process of buying an ecopod. However, it’s important to note that the exact process may vary depending on the model you choose.
The components included in the price of an ecopod from Constellations are commonly included in the base price of all our line of ecopod:
  • BES Structure: BESs are panels consisting of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings of engineered wood and metal.  
  • Interior finish: This typically includes the walls, flooring, and ceiling, as well as any built-in cabinetry or shelving.
  • Exterior finish: This refers to the exterior siding and roofing materials used to finish the ecopod.
  • Waterproofing membrane: A waterproofing membrane is used to protect the ecopod from moisture and water damage.
  • Roof sheet: The roof sheet is used to cover the roof of the ecopod.
  • Windows, door, and mosquito net set: The windows, door, and mosquito net set provide natural light, ventilation, and protection from insects.
4-season insulation: The 4-season insulation is used to keep the ecopod warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and is designed to provide a comfortable living environment year-round.

Constellations offer a variety of options for customization, based on specific product offerings and design options. Some common options for our ecopods includes:

  • Net Zero Ready framework: The Net Zero Ready framework refers to a design that aims to make a building energy-efficient and capable of producing as much energy as it consumes, thus reducing its carbon footprint and energy costs.
  • Blackout curtains: Blackout curtains can be added for privacy and to block out light when needed.
  • Kitchen Module: A kitchen module can be added to provide a functional and convenient kitchen space in your ecopod.
  • Bed and sofa: A bed and sofa can be added for comfortable sleeping and seating.
  • Shower and Sink: A shower and sink can be added for bathing and washing.
  • Toilet Compost / Propane: A composting toilet or a propane-powered toilet can be added, depending on the specific needs and preferences of the owner.
  • Propane / Electric / Wood Heater: A heating system can be added to keep the ecopod warm and comfortable, with options including propane, electric, or wood-powered heaters.
  • Electric System 12v (Solar) / 120v: The ecopod can be equipped with a 12v solar-powered electric system or a 120v electrical system, depending on the specific needs and preferences of the owner.
  • LED Lights: LED lights can be added for efficient lighting and energy savings.

This is a general overview of some of the options that may be offered for our ecopods, but it is important to note that specific options may vary depending on the model you choose. Contact us for more information on specific product offerings and customization options.

Yes, ecopods can be personalized to meet the unique needs and preferences of each owner. Constellations offers a range of customization options to make your ecopod truly your own. This can include choices for the interior and exterior finishes, as well as options for the electrical and plumbing systems, heating and cooling systems, and more.

In addition to these customization options, Constellations also offers the Net Zero Ready framework, which includes the necessary components and materials to make your ecopod energy efficient and sustainable. This framework can also be customized with options such as solar panels, water collection systems, and more.

By working with Constellations Inc. to customize your ecopod, you can ensure that it meets your specific needs and preferences, and that it is a true reflection of your personal style and taste.

We offer warranties for the structural integrity of the building, materials used, and systems such as plumbing, electrical, and heating, among others.

It is important to note that the type and length of warranty offered may vary depending on the specific model you choose, so it is best to contact us for more information on our warranty policies. Some builders may also offer extended warranties for an additional fee, so be sure to ask about any additional options that may be available.

It is also important to understand the terms and conditions of the warranty and to regularly maintain your ecopod as recommended by Constellations to keep your warranty valid. By doing so, you can ensure that your ecopod is protected and that you can enjoy a comfortable and sustainable home for years to come.

Yes, it is recommended to hire a professional contractor to install an ecopod on your land. Ecopods are designed to be self-sufficient and energy-efficient, but they still require proper installation to ensure that they function as intended.

A professional contractor will have the necessary experience and expertise to install your ecopod safely and efficiently, and to ensure that it is properly anchored to your land and connected to any necessary utilities. They will also be able to provide you with a warranty for their work and ensure that your ecopod is up to code and meets any necessary building regulations.

By hiring one of our professional contractors to install your ecopod, you can ensure that your new home is safe and secure, and that it functions as intended, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable and sustainable living environment for years to come.

The process for connecting utilities to your ecopod will depend on the specific location and services available in your area. Here are some common steps involved in connecting utilities to an ecopod:

  • Determine the necessary utilities: The utilities that you need to connect to your ecopod will depend on the specific model you choose and your personal needs and preferences. Common utilities that you may need to connect include electricity, water, sewage, and propane or other fuel sources.
  • Contact your local utility companies: Contact your local utility companies to determine the services available in your area and to find out what is required to connect your ecopod to those services.
  • Review local building codes: Review local building codes to ensure that your ecopod meets all necessary safety and performance requirements. You may need to obtain permits or have inspections conducted before you can connect your ecopod to certain utilities.
  • Have one of our contractors install the necessary connections: Have your contractor install any necessary connections for your ecopod. This may involve running new lines, installing water and sewage connections, and connecting to your local electrical and fuel grids.
  • Have your utilities turned on: Once your connections have been installed and your ecopod meets all necessary building requirements, have your utilities turned on.

It is important to work with one of our professional contractors to connect utilities to your ecopod, as they will have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure that your ecopod is connected safely and efficiently. By working with a professional, you can ensure that your ecopod is up to code and that you can enjoy a comfortable and sustainable living environment for years to come.

Some models of our ecopods require a foundation for stability and to comply with building codes. The specific type of foundation that is required for your ecopod will depend on the location, the type of soil, and other factors such as local building codes and zoning regulations. 

It is important to work with one of our contractors who is experienced in building foundations for our ecopods, as they will be able to advise you on the best type of foundation for your specific location and needs. By having a proper foundation installed, you can ensure that your ecopod is stable, secure, and up to code, and that you can enjoy a safe and comfortable living environment for years to come.

Constellations  is committed to being eco-responsible by designing and building ecopods that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. This is achieved through a variety of means, including: 


  • Energy efficiency: Ecopods are designed to be highly energy efficient, with features such as insulation, efficient heating and cooling systems, and efficient appliances and lighting.
  • Sustainable materials: Constellations uses environmentally friendly materials in the construction of their ecopods, such as sustainably sourced lumber and low-VOC paints and finishes.
  • Net Zero Ready framework: This framework includes the necessary components and materials to make your ecopod energy efficient and sustainable, including options for solar panels, water collection systems, and more.
  • Reduced waste: By building prefabricated ecopods in a controlled environment, Constellations is able to reduce construction waste and minimize the environmental impact of their operations.

By being eco-responsible, Constellations is helping to create a more sustainable future, while also providing their customers with homes that are comfortable, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Constellations offers three main heating options for their ecopods:

  • Propane Heater: Propane heaters are a popular choice for ecopods because they are efficient, reliable, and easily accessible. Propane heaters can be connected to a propane tank, which can be refilled as needed.
  • Electric Heater: Electric heaters are another option for heating your ecopod. These heaters are energy efficient and can be powered by the ecopod’s electrical system.
  • Wood Heater: For a more traditional and rustic heating option, Constellations Inc. offers wood heaters. These heaters burn wood to provide heat, and can be a great choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably.

These heating options can be customized to meet the specific needs and preferences of each owner, and Constellations can help you choose the best option for your ecopod based on your climate and heating requirements.

Whether you need a septic tank for your ecopod depends on the local regulations and the availability of public sewage systems in your area. If public sewage systems are available, you may be able to connect your ecopod to the public sewer. However, if public sewage systems are not available or if you prefer to live off the grid, you may need to install a septic tank for your ecopod. If you’re not sure whether a septic tank is the right choice for you, it’s a good idea to consult with a local expert or a plumbing professional.

Yes, the structures of Constellations’ ecopods are designed to be 4-season structures, meaning that they can be used year-round in all types of weather. The ecopods are equipped with 4-season insulation that helps to keep the interior warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The ecopods also feature high-quality windows, doors, and roofing materials that are designed to withstand severe weather conditions. With proper care and maintenance, a Constellation ecopod can provide a comfortable and durable living space for decades.

Yes, it is possible to live full-time in a Constellations ecopod. The ecopods are designed to provide all the necessary amenities for full-time living, including a bathroom with a shower, sink, and composting toilet, a kitchen module, and a bed and sofa. The ecopod’s interior can be customized to suit your specific needs and preferences. 


In addition, the ecopod’s 4-season insulation and high-quality construction materials make it suitable for year-round living, even in areas with harsh weather conditions. With proper planning and preparation, a Constellations ecopod can be a comfortable and sustainable full-time residence.


It’s important to note that local building codes and regulations may vary, so it’s a good idea to check with local authorities before making a decision to live full-time in an ecopod.

Constellations offers two options for toilets in their ecopods: composting toilets and propane toilets. 


  • Composting toilets:  they use a natural process to break down human waste into compost. They do not require water or a connection to a sewer system, making them a sustainable and eco-friendly option for off-grid living.
  • Propane toilets: they use propane gas as a power source to heat and evaporate the waste, eliminating the need for a traditional sewer connection. Propane toilets are a convenient option for those who prefer a more traditional toilet experience.

Both options are available for ecopods, and the choice between the two will depend on personal preferences and the specific needs and requirements of each individual. Constellations can assist with making the best decision for each particular situation.

The installation of a wood-burning fireplace in our ecopods may depend on various factors such as local building codes and regulations, insurance requirements, and the specific design of the ecopod.

It is recommended to check with local authorities and insurance providers to determine if a wood-burning fireplace is allowed and what requirements must be met. Installing a wood-burning fireplace can potentially impact the overall safety and insurance coverage of the ecopod, so it is important to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to comply with local regulations and standards. 


Constellations may be able to provide additional information and support, but ultimately, it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all necessary approvals and permits are obtained before installing a wood-burning fireplace in their ecopod.

Ecopods from Constellations are designed to be off-grid, meaning they are self-sufficient and do not rely on connection to traditional utility grids for power, water, and waste management. This off-grid capability is achieved through a combination of features and technologies, such as:

  • Solar Power: The ecopod is equipped with a solar power system that generates electricity from the sun, reducing dependence on external energy sources.
  • Water Collection: An ecopod typically includes a rainwater collection system that harvests and stores water for use inside the unit.
  • Waste Management: An ecopod typically includes a composting toilet and/or septic system that allows for the safe and efficient management of waste on-site, without relying on connection to a municipal sewage system.
  • Energy Efficiency: The ecopod is designed to be highly energy-efficient, with features such as insulation, air sealing, and efficient appliances and lighting, which helps to reduce energy usage and conserve resources.

By combining these and other features, an ecopod from Constellations provides a high level of independence and self-sufficiency, allowing occupants to live off the grid and minimize their impact on the environment.

Constellations uses monocrystalline solar panels in their ecopod designs to provide efficient and reliable off-grid power. Monocrystalline solar panels are known for their high efficiency rates and longer lifespan compared to other types of solar panels. This allows for optimal performance and helps ensure that the ecopod’s power needs are met effectively and sustainably. Its average lifespan of 25 to 40 years is longer than other solar panels.The use of monocrystalline solar panels is part of Constellations’ commitment to building eco-friendly and sustainable tiny homes.

The ease of insuring an ecopod may vary depending on several factors, such as the location, type of insurance policy, and the insurer’s individual underwriting guidelines. It’s recommended to consult with insurance providers and discuss your specific ecopod and situation to determine if it’s eligible for insurance coverage and what options are available.

Constellation’s policy on deposits for ordering an Ecopod is not publicly disclosed. It is recommended to contact Constellations directly for more information on the deposit process for ordering an Ecopod.

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