Land Betterment's Sustainable Housing Division, ekō, Delivers 1st Container Homes to The Village of Pike, Kentucky

Land Betterment's Sustainable Housing Division, ekō, Delivers 1st Container Homes to The Village of Pike, Kentucky

Company is Transforming Former Coal Mining Sites into Sustainable Housing Communities

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

FISHERS, INDIANA July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced that its sustainable housing division, ekō, has delivered its 1st six container homes to its sustainable housing community, The Village of Pike, located in Pike County, Kentucky. 

The Village of Pike is a 4-acre development just outside of Pikeville, Kentucky and is designed as a 20-home village of modern, container-based units with a variety if sizes and models. Land Betterment’s ekō villages are communities that offer residents with a sustainable, high-end, cost-effective and luxury container-based home designed to bring a new and more efficient housing option to the region. The villages aim to support this dynamic transitioning economy, with a focus on innovation, agriculture and industrial parks with nearby employment opportunities. 

Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman of Land Betterment Corporation commented, “We are extremely excited to be at a point of delivering our first ekō homes to the region. Having the acceptance and approval of the local communities is an important milestone as we begin to offer a supplemental option to the current housing stock in the region.  Our ekō villages are bringing real, sustainable, environmental and social solutions to a region in need. The villages are safe, flat, spacious, and well located.  Additionally, our ekō homes provide local residents with an affordable housing option that is strong, energy efficient and weather, insect and rodent resistant.  They offer modern amenities and will provide residents their own personal and safe living spaces.” Jensen concluded, “With our first ekō homes being delivered today, this is proof of concept that we can innovate the current housing stock with modern, ecological and sustainable housing options while successfully working and collaborating with the local communities.”

ekō aims at providing residents with a modern, alternative housing option in the form of container-based modular housing villages.  Its container-based homes use recycled steel shipping containers as the homes’ main frame, which creates a very safe and durable structure, and are very eco-friendly due to the repurposing of materials, quick construction timing, and much less wasted materials.  Additionally, ekō homes are very energy efficient and have a solar option, which can further reduce the cost of utilities to near zero.   

To view the video of the ekō homes’ concept, construction and delivery on Land Betterment’s YouTube channel, visit:

View the ekō corporate presentation and to learn more 

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About ekō 

ekō , the sustainable housing division of Land Betterment, is an ecological development company using innovative solutions to upcycle land and material for the community through affordable, modern, energy efficient, container-based, modular housing villages.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control.  The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.  Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

Company Contacts:

Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance

Stephanie Conzelman
Strategic Communications