It’s time to be environmentally friendly dear readers and think about the future of our children. Having a large, spacious home is a dream everybody has, starting with childhood itself because the need of a nest and of intimacy is only natural. But have you ever stopped a little and think about the environment and the way nature will be like in the time, let’s say, of our grandchildren?
Being green and environmentally friendly has become nowadays not only a need, but also a trend. Because we love to combine pleasure with functionality here we have for you 5 amazing eco homes from around the world. Find out more and choose your favorite!
1. The Orchid House
The orchid house is located on a nature reserve in Cotswold, England, being part of the Lower Mill Estate, a green home building project. Word is that Brad Pitt had his eyes on this house when it was first built, while Kylie Minogue was herself a guest there. Why is this home eco? Because this amazing house actually generates more energy than it uses, featuring a geothermal heating underground pump. The house is imprinted with a camouflage pattern.
2. Zero House
Doesn’t this house look extremely cool and futuristic? The zero house is environmentally friendly too, because it collects solar power and can store energy for up to at least a week’s worth of usage. Another green feature is the gathering of rainwater in an elevated 2700 gallon reservoir and after being filtered, using it for domestic purposes. Even waste is being taking care of by processing it just below the house. Well IT fans here’s one for you: everything in the house is wired to a central laptop computer, which controls well… everything.
3. The Dome House
Dear reader, the house of the future, functional, comfortable and environmentally friendly will be just like any other piece of furniture, easy to assemble by you and a bunch of friends or relatives. A company based in Japan, has created an amazing energy efficient, weather durable, igloo shaped house kit. This house comes as a huge puzzle with instructions and it takes only a week to fully assemble it and transform it into that perfect, cozy place you are dreaming of. The fun part is that you can become just as a snail because you are now able to carry the house kit with you when you move or leave for a holiday.
4. Portable House
Dear reader we have here for you the most functional, practical and environmentally friendly house in the world! The Martin portable house is weatherproofed with NASA accredited insulation. So, don’t worry, it lasts even in the harshest conditions. Even though the space is small, it has been designed to be wisely used, so packing all your things in it and still feel comfortable, shouldn’t be a problem. The house features a complete bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, a fully equipped kitchen and a loft bedroom. The best part is you can pack up and move when you like and still feel at home anywhere because you actually take your home with you. How’s that for a nomadic lifestyle?
5. The Solar House
This amazing home was designed for a competition called Solar Decathlon Europe and its main feature is that it produces more energy than it consumes. The interesting part is that an energy tower is situated in the centre of the house, being the main interest point of the solar house. The house features air gaps operable windows and doors which offer ventilation in the summer and pre-heat the air in the winter. On the outside the house is covered in solar panels.
Here we are again dear reader at the end of our eco friendly journey regarding housing trends and needs. We hope you enjoy it and feel ready to explore a more green way of living for the sake of our common home which is our planet.
Which of these amazing houses would you buy right now?