EcoTech Living Sanctuary test unit update

In May we shared about a safer housing prototype being built by ecoTECH design studio for the chemically sensitive community that was scheduled to be ready for testing in Quakertown, Pennsylvania earlier this month. Due to typical construction delays for a project of this sort, the schedule has been slightly revised. Douglas Busch, founder and CEO of ecoTECH, has just released this updated schedule along with some architectural renderings of both the interior and exterior of the test unit:

Exterior Rendering A Exterior Rendering B
Interior Rendering A Interior Rendering B

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Hello all, good news…permits are issued and the site work has begun. Our group flies into PA on the 14th of August and we start manufacturing the unit on the 15th. We hope to be done and transporting the unit to Quakertown on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (Aug. 23, 24, or 25th). We would be happy to show you this exciting “Sanctuary” Thursday and Friday the 25th and 26th to go over all the new systems which have been added. That would be super.

Thanking all of you for your support and help on this project and look forward to seeing you all. All the best, doug”

Here is a floor plan of the test unit and a PDF listing components and materials:

Floor Plan

Living Sanctuary components and materials (PDF download)

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posted July 29, 2011

Community Feedback

  • Carmen and Urszula

    July 30, 2011 at 4:44 am


    Do you have the dimensions of this unit? How large can they be built?
    What is the price?

    Can these units be shipped anywhere in the country, or is Quakertown, Pa the area where these units will be available for purchase?

    Thank you.

  • Elaine Hipple

    October 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Desperately need one of these. Running out of places to live. Please contact me to discuss how this all works. Have mold toxicity and MCS and am running out of time health-wise.

  • tish

    October 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

    hi my name is tish i am not well and need to move from area .if you are single and need to partner with other mcs/ei to share expenses for purchasing land and ecotech house , i am considerate and fair, and looking for healthy mcs/ei to assist me in this needing to detox and move to air appproiate region anywhere affordable. prefer male also looking for other mcs/ei people in my area to brainstorm on other options for air travel companion and aide . looking for intelligent friendly caring mcs/ei people for ideas call too see if we mesh i like people who want to empower each other for common good i believe in god and have my faith but have balaced approach. please email me at

  • doug

    October 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i am impressed.a great gesture for people who truly need a do not mention a cooking area.always thought an outdoor covered kitchen would be the most advantageous.would love to see some more projected plans/ideas on the website.for all you afflicted,it can get better.thanks to Dr. Martin Pall/Dr. Grace Ziem.don’t give up.

  • Julie Genser

    October 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    For all those posting questions about the units under this article, please contact the architects directly. Re|shelter is not involved in this project; we are merely sharing updates about it. All the information we have has been shared in the articles already published on our site. Here is the architects’ website:

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