About Us

Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, Eco Structures Australia designs, manufactures and supplies cost-effective, environmentally sustainable glamping accommodation.

Our Story

Our products are strategically designed to help resort owners and operators capitalise on the rapidly growing demand for unique, experiential eco travel concepts.

Led by our flagship Eco Tents, our ability to understand the demands of modern accommodation needs has seen us become an international leader, from Australia to the USA, Asia, Europe, and beyond.

In 2000, Cyclone Rosita tore through Broome, Western Australia, wiping out the world-famous Eco Beach Resort – but not the steely resolve of its owner, Karl Plunkett. Amidst the rubble and ruins, Karl conceived a vision to redesign and rebuild a completely new resort concept fusing glamorous eco design with extreme weather structural integrity.

In 2009, Eco Beach Resort was reborn as a thriving tourism ‘village’ of lightweight, demountable structures, ranging from tents, to modules and gazebos. It was a grand accomplishment – but it was just the beginning.

Fuelled by his burning desire to innovate and revolutionise, Karl launched Eco Structures Australia to change the way travellers interact with the people and places. Based in Perth, Western Australian, this team of passionate progressives would soon become a leading worldwide manufacturer of luxury glamping tents and eco cabins.

With the trend of glamping, staycations, ecotourism and wellness tourism growing rapidly, Eco Structures Australia is leading the way by helping resort owners and operators capitalise on the modern traveller’s demand for luxurious, one-of-a-kind experiences.

Our Team Leaders

Karl Plunkett

Owner and Director

Karl Plunkett goes by many titles. A Developer, who established a successful building company, Australian Eco Constructions Pty Ltd, in 1996. An Owner, specifically of Eco Beach Resort in Broome where he first commenced working on the prototype eco tents, eco modules, and gazebos that have now become Eco Structures Australia’s core products. But above all, he is a Discoverer.

Tom Butterfield

Sales and Business Development Manager

Tom embarked on his managerial adventure with Eco Structures Australia in 2012 at a time when the glamping trend was growing rapidly around the world. Driving product and concept, Tom has since completed over 60 projects across Australia, as well as over 25 international locations such as the US Virgin Islands, Saudi Arabia and China, along with several A Class World Reserves.


  • British Airway’s Tourism for Tomorrow Regional Winner
  • WA Tourism Awards in the categories of:
    • Unique Accommodation Development
    • Ecotourism
    • Sustainable Tourism
    • Indigenous Tourism
    • New Tourism Development
  • Gold Medal Winners (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Inducted into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame (2013)