21st Century (zero carbon) Caves





In the United Kingdom, as with other countries, the cost of establishing a home is moving further than ever away from first time buyers and others on a low income.  Is there an alternative to struggling for 25 years to own a home of your own - in the process paying a mortgage several times the value of the house in interest payments alone?  What if we were to tell you you we could install a luxury timber cabin for around £50,000, fitted, starter homes begin at £25,000.  This includes a near zero carbon rating and triple wall insulation, fitted kitchen and bathroom, ready for you to move in.


Our design is suitable as a replacement to any existing mobile home as an upgrade.  Hence, if you are a farmer or run a game farm, holiday park or other business, this may be the upgrade you are looking for.  Our mobile home is considerably less expensive than equivalent imported log cabin designs.  Should you already have a quote, why not let us beat it for you.


What you need is a plot of land with planning permission for a mobile home. Or, if you do not yet have planning permission, but own, or are thinking of purchasing a suitable plot, please contact us to see if our planning expert can help - also at affordable rates.


Our unique design of mobile home is approved by the DETR.  Our planning expert has overcome obstacles to planning consents in many cases in the south east of England, and now obtained consent for this design.




A timber mobile home of the 48x18 design - we'd like to see 

affordable quality housing for everyone




Utopia Tristar Partners can organise and oversee the complete project on your behalf.  Alternatively, you may wish to run the project yourself, in which case the overall cost will reduce.  You may even be a builder and just want our help with the design of your home for compliance and to obtain planning permission. 


Whatever you decide we are waiting to hear from you and ready to assist. If you are considering buying a mobile home, please be sure to speak with us before approaching your local authority. Our design is unique and confirmed by the Secretary of State, so most councils will not be familiar with the approval and as our design is copyright protected, we would need to be hands on during the application stage.





Fitted kitchen



Wood plays a major role in combating climate change. Greater use of wood products will stimulate the expansion of Europe's forests and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by substituting for fossil fuel intensive products."


• Wood products act as a carbon sink throughout their life

• Wood has the lowest energy consumption and the lowest CO2 emission of any commonly used building material

• Wood’s thermal insulation properties mean timber frame houses use less energy

• Wood is uniquely renewable

• Using wood products encourages forestry to expand, increasing the carbon sink effect and reducing the CO2 in the atmosphere

• Wood is created by photosynthesis and can be considered an efficient way of storing solar energy

• Recovering the energy from wood products at the end of their life - as a substitute for fossil fuels - increases the CO2 benefit of using wood.




View from lounge to bedrooms



Timber has been used by man for an enormous variety of purposes since pre-historic times, particularly in the construction of shelter and for artefacts used in day-to-day life.  Forests cover 30% of the earths surface.  Trees have been called "fountains of the earth" (Durrell 1993).


Today, timber and wood-based products continue to be used in construction, often in conjunction with other, man-made materials (metals, concrete, plastics). Wood is truly renewable in a relatively short time frame and can also be recycled through a succession of uses before returning to its constituent elements of carbon, water and energy.




View from kitchen to lounge



Solar architecture and timber construction:  ideal symbiosis

All over Europe, one particular type of detached house is becoming increasingly popular. We are talking about wooden houses featuring large glazed surfaces facing the sunny south and well insulated walls with small windows on the cold northern side to protect against heat loss.  This new low-energy building technique is without a doubt Solar Architecture as it uses the free energy of the sun in various ways.


Over 8000 tree species, 10% of the world’s total, are threatened with extinction.  Like all resources, the forests which produce timber need careful management if they are to continue to supply the increasing demands placed upon them.  Fortunately, there are now many organisations dedicated to educating the public as to good forest management.




.Utopia Tristar E-pack timber mobile home 48'x18' for larger families.



The above is an example of sustainable living, our E-pack (energy flatpack) - Contact us if you are thinking of settling down to a comfortable, affordable, lifestyle. You'll need the planning lowdown from us. We can supply similar homes 48'x18' to that above and other sizes as an affordable  flat-pack, (POA due to the volatile timber market). Our planning strategist secured consent for this size mobile home, even where the council concerned were adamant that this attractive, affordable unit did not comply with regulations. They do.



Affordable houses, retirement and starter homes from Utopia Tristar

.Utopia Tristar ER-pack timber mobile home 28'x18' for couples & small families.



Our homes have a 278mm air-gap between walls, triple insulated with quilts and honeycomb. These units start from a very affordable £25,000, and you don't need to apply for planning permission if you already have a caravan on site. It's zero carbon living at sensible prices.



Affordable houses for a zero carbon sustainable lifestyle

.Utopia Tristar ER-pack timber mobile home 20'x18' for singles and retirees.







Utopia Tristar™ Partners

(affordable sustainable living)

Solar House, BN27 1RF


Telephone: 01323 831827 & 07842 607865   


Email:   and ask for James



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