Kiwis are going off-grid to tackle climate change

Despite what science-deniers say, our climate is changing. The burning of fossil fuels as our primary source of energy since the Industrial Revolution, is rapidly accelerating this process:

  • Burning fossil fuels releases CO₂ into the atmosphere.
  • Excess CO₂ (and other greenhouse gases) trapped in our atmosphere absorbs the suns energy.
  • The increase in greenhouse gases is causing Earth’s temperature to rise.
  • Earth’s rising temperature creates natural hazards such as rising sea levels and unpredictable storms.


We, as individual consumers, must choose sustainable living. Instead of relying on fossil fuels, we must invest in renewable energy.

Many eco-conscious New Zealander’s are choosing to live off-the-grid to reduce their carbon footprint. But these eco-kiwis spend years building up their off-the-grid homes, and not all of us are equipped to take on such a project.

We developed EKGO Pods to make sustainable, off-the-grid living more accessible. Founder Graham Bloxham has driven down the cost of solar, leaving us closer than ever to affordable and renewable energy sources. Add-ons to EKGO tiny homes include solar panels, rainwater harvesting, and compostable toilets. With a delivery time of ten weeks from order, you are mere months away from beginning your new off-the-grid lifestyle.

Contact the EKGO team on 0275526335 to start your new life as an eco-kiwi.

Peace in a Pod

As we move into the future it is more important than ever to invest in environmentally and economically sound ventures. With the ongoing costs associated with rent or rates, as well as power and water, it would almost be foolish not to invest in sustainable accommodation.

At EKGO we specialise in “tiny house” portable accommodation investments. Our units, known as pods, equip you to live off the grid in style, going as far as providing the opportunity to live in New Zealand’s most secluded spaces.

As an eco-conscious company, our pods are designed to harvest sun and water, featuring solar panels and a rainwater collection system. Imagine not being a slave to the utility companies, but instead beginning an independent lifestyle while reducing your carbon footprint.

EKGO pods begin life as a blank canvas, high quality tiny house. Unless you’re very lucky, whoever designed your house was probably not thinking about you, however our pods are fully customised to you. Available in two sizes – mini and micro – our pods provide everything you need and nothing you don’t. How about a deck for barbecuing and outdoor lounging? Or a garden plot enriched by your pod’s compostable toilet (ensuring nothing goes to waste)?

EKGO founder and CEO Graham Bloxham’s pod is going to have a wood fired spa, cocktail bar, home weather station and Bluetooth surround sound system, along with a portable solar backpack for exploring his pod’s surroundings.
Once we mod your pod, we deliver it you at its new home, almost anywhere in New Zealand. This saves you the hassle of organising building permits, dealing with a construction site, and minimises potential damage to your chosen location – we take care of the complete process.



EKGO pods suit a variety of needs, including:

  • Eco farm B&Bs – take advantage of this huge growing tourism market.
  • City crash pads – enjoy crazy high income each night from city travellers.
  • Infill housing – pop a pod in your back yard – for family, staff, or long-term

Unplug yourself from the stresses of the conventional city lifestyle, regardless of whether you decide to go off grid in your chosen city, soak up the sun on the coast, or relocate to one of New Zealand’s many picturesque farm locations.


Who knows? Maybe the hobbits would have had better luck at Weathertop if they’d had suitable accommodation.

Rest easy knowing that your pod is environmentally sound without compromising on style and luxury. EKGO believes in preserving our country for future generations to enjoy.
Invest in your future.

Paw print

Stay lightly – EKGO Pods. 

EKGO Pod stats and ROI

Pods costs: $79,000 + GST

Includes mod pod design, building, transport, installation.

Ready to take bookings. Allow 10 weeks from deposit.

3 Easy Ways to Own Your Own EKGO Pod

  1. Own outright and locate on your own land for family, staff or year-round rental.
  2. Best of both worlds ­– income, investment + a kick ass holiday stay. Share holidays. Share ownership. Split a pod between friends and enjoy income as well as 21 nights between your group.
  3. Tourism hot spot pod – buy and locate on the edge of a tourist hot spot, reap year-round income, with profits growing during peak season.