About us

Ecomotive is a workers’ co-operative which grew out of the Ashley Vale self build project in Bristol. After they had completed their own self build home, Jackson Moulding and Anna Hope wanted to be able to offer other people the same opportunity to design and build their own homes in a community setting. And so Ecomotive was born. Our name (Eco = from the Greek root of ‘home’; Motive = ‘reason for action’) symbolises the way in which we take action to create opportunities for more sustainable homes, and empower others to do the same. Over the years we have grown and evolved, building up a strong core team supported by an inspiring collective of professional associates and volunteers.

Ecomotive operates in many different spheres, from the grassroots through to the national policy arena. You might equally see us giving a presentation at a housing conference or a spontaneous radio interview on the stage of a music festival. We are passionate about what we do and are willing to go the extra mile in order to bring quality to every area of our work. We especially love to get hands-on, and a highlight of our year is building the Ecomotive ‘structure’ at Glastonbury Festival. Our ethos is to be creative, flexible and solution-focused and we enjoy taking on a bit of a challenge!