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Beautiful Eco Friendly Homes
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An eco-friendly house is a house comprises of the following features: 

  • It respects the environment,
  • Further, it is made from non-toxic materials,
  • In addition, it is energy efficient. Further, this is both in its construction and use.
Joyce's Eco-Friendly Home | Eco house, Eco friendly house, Forest house
Joyce’s Eco-Friendly Home | Eco house, Eco friendly house, Forest house – Pinterest

However, new technologies and construction methods constantly change the concept of an “eco-friendly home”.

·  Its design: The house must be in harmony with its surrounding. Moreover, this should be from the moment the blueprints are drawn up.

Glendeven Inn Mendocino | A North Coast California Bed and Breakfast Inn
Glendeven Inn Mendocino | A North Coast California Bed and Breakfast Inn

·  Its construction: The selected materials should be natural. At the same time, they should be recyclable and non-pollutant.

6 types of eco-friendly homes that create a more sustainable living – Real Homes

·  Appliances: The electrical appliances should reduce energy consumption of the home.

10 Beautiful Eco-Friendly Luxury Homes | Nlyten
10 Beautiful Eco-Friendly Luxury Homes | Nlyten – WordPress

Therefore, the objectives of an eco-friendly house are; 

  • to produce the least number of pollutants,
  • reduce any losses of energy,
  • to save money.
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Different Types of Sustainable Houses

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These Five States Are Building the Most Eco-Friendly Homes in America – Martha Stewart

There are different types of eco-friendly houses. For example,

  • bioclimatic,
  • passive,
  • wooden,
  • eco-friendly cement,
  • brick,
  • tiny houses.
3 Eco-Homes That Are As Beautiful As They Are Planet-Friendly - Viva
3 Eco-Homes That Are As Beautiful As They Are Planet-Friendly – Viva

An Eco-Friendly House – Bioclimatic Houses

Organic and Bioclimatic House in Brittany by Patrice Bideau
Organic and Bioclimatic House in Brittany by Patrice Bideau – Pinterest

You can identify a Bioclimatic house by using natural resources from their environment. For instance, the location and geographical position of the bioclimatic home are very important. For instance,

  • The sun to warm the house. At the same time, it will be with southern-facing windows.
  • Heavy tree cover to provide shade to certain rooms.

Therefore, these types of homes use little energy. Moreover, they are pleasant to live in.

Fabulous bioclimatic home in Tropical North Queensland
Fabulous bioclimatic home in Tropical North Queensland – Pinterest

Passive Houses

Beautiful Contemporary Homes - Passive Solar House in Texas
Beautiful Contemporary Homes – Passive Solar House in Texas – House Designs

A passive house has a very low-energy consumption. Their distinctive feature is producing nearly all their heating needs through the sun’s energy. Moreover, the appliances within the house also use the sun’s energy. Therefore, they must be very well insulated. In addition, over half of their windows should be southern facing.

Orla Studios Guide to green Passive House Design – orla studios
Orla Studios Guide to green Passive House Design – orla studios

An Eco-Friendly House – Wooden Houses

Beautiful House - The Most Beautiful Wooden Houses in the world. - YouTube
Beautiful House – The Most Beautiful Wooden Houses in the world. – YouTube

It is essential to choose natural and sustainable construction materials to build an eco-friendly home. Wood is the most used material for this reason. Furthermore, it is natural, renewable and generally originating in sustainably managed forests. Furthermore, it is a very good insulator.

20 Incredibly Beautiful Wooden House Designs
20 Incredibly Beautiful Wooden House Designs – Housely

However, wood can be replaced with other materials. For example,

  • Eco-friendly cement;
  • Brick or compacted blocks of earth.

Unprocessed, these materials respect the concept of “sustainable architecture“. At the same time, they minimise the impact of the eco-friendly house on the planet. This is from the construction phase up until their final lifespan of recycling.

Beautiful Round Timber House | Timber Frame Houses
Beautiful Round Timber House | Timber Frame Houses – Blogspot

Tiny Houses

California Tiny House Builder Creates Wooden Beauty on 24ft Trailer
California Tiny House Builder Creates Wooden Beauty on 24ft Trailer

These are small eco-friendly wooden houses built on a trailer. They have many important financial advantages:

  • An affordable construction price: When self-built, a tiny house costs around $15-20,000.
  • low usage cost: With an average surface area of 15m, 2 small houses consume very little energy. In addition, they encourage minimalistic behaviour.
How To Build a Tiny House on a Trailer
How To Build a Tiny House on a Trailer – Tiny society

Characteristics of an Eco-Friendly House

The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now
The Coolest Eco-Friendly Homes on the Market Right Now – Pinterest

Eco-friendly houses aim to minimise the environmental impact of their construction. Similarly, they minimise their use. Therefore, the appliances used in an eco-friendly house should also respect the principles of “sustainable architecture”. As an example, they should be environmentally friendly. At the same time, they should reduce energy consumption. When choosing appliances for the house, innovative and sustainable technology is preferred. For instance, geothermal energy and solar energy.

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Build Your Dream Cabin With These Modular Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes – Eco Kit

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