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.
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.