Create an eco-friendly home like this one by surrounding your home with trees for shade. Use only sustainable materials and angle your windows for maximum light.
Architects are experts in designing homes that take advantage of natural light and eco-friendly materials. Like many architectural homes, this one features expertly placed windows to absorb as much light as possible.
This Australian eco house let’s mother nature handle the heating and cooling. Breakthroughs in window construction allow you to enjoy a glass room in all seasons. Windows are made with special glass that can let in or keep out light.
With a design that looks like a fort or a hideaway, this home may be bold in its style. But it also is extremely eco-friendly inside and out. With its log-based construction, the home relies heavily on organic material that will leave a minimal footprint long after the house is in use.
You don’t have to choose a true eco house to enjoy eco benefits. When planning your new home, seek out other eco benefits including solar roofing, green-rated appliances and efficient lighting and windows. Save money and save the planet by putting ecology on the top of your design wish list.
A home as old as this one may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an eco house. However, stone is a sturdy building material with many eco-friendly pluses. It is sustainable, insulates the home and looks stunning. Keeping stone clean is simple by yearly power washing.
An eco-friendly beach house lets you enjoy the ocean views without hurting the environment. Choose sustainable or recycled materials for your home. Just be sure to choose those that can withstand with and water.
If you live in a condo, apartment or multi-story town house, you can still enjoy green living. As this grand multi-unit complex shows, you can use your balconies or porches to grow flowers, vegetables and even ornamental trees that provide shade, oxygen and even food.
A house with a grass roof may not be possible for everyone. But for the few that can pull it off, a grass roof is an eco-friendly and economical way to keep your home insulated and cool.
You can save money and energy by using solar panels on your home. Solar panels can reduce your energy bill and help the planet at the same time. This eco home takes solar power to the extreme, covering much of its roof in large panels.