Here are some example house plans that have been uploaded by other members of the Ecobob + Builder-Talk community. This is the perfect place to find inspiration for new builds or eco-renovations.

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Welcome to the Builder-Talk blog! There are articles covering a wide range of topics from sustainable living to self-build homes and everything in between.


Here are some upcoming events for 2021!


Here are some example homes that are fully or heavily sustainable. This is a great place to find inspiration for your own sustainable future!


Here are the Eco Homes for Sale listings, so if you are looking at buying a sustainable home or you're just looking for inspiration, you can browse a range of eco homes that have already been built.

If you would like to list a property on this page for $59 (one time fee) until it is sold, please fill out this form and upload images and property details.


Hay Fever

Hay Fever

Posted by Builder-talk Ecobob on 28th Mar 2021

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Upcoming Events from NZ Green Building Council

Upcoming Events from NZ Green Building Council

Posted by Builder-talk on 28th Mar 2021

We are aware of cancellations and events postponed. Please check the NZGBC website for up to date information. For your 2020 calendar, New Zealand Green Building Council has a number of exciting events and courses to help make our homes and communities better for healthier, happier New Zeal … read more
What is a Sustainable House?

What is a Sustainable House?

Posted by Builder-Talk on 28th Mar 2021

Selected Features of a Sustainable House Conservatory for winter heating with shade blinds for summer heat control (passive solar design) Generous eaves to the north to minimize sun penetration during summer (passive solar design) Concrete wall to provide thermal mass … read more
MAXRaft - NZs ONLY Fully Insulated Concrete Slab

MAXRaft - NZs ONLY Fully Insulated Concrete Slab

Posted by Builder-talk Ecobob on 28th Mar 2021

Whilst the NZ Building Code sets minimum building performance standards, there is a lot of room for improvement, along with opportunities to far exceed those standards. 'MAXRaft® makes it easier to maintain healthy room temperatures and reduce doctor bills'. … read more
Water Filtration - All You Need to Know

Water Filtration - All You Need to Know

Posted by Builder-talk Ecobob on 27th Mar 2021

Net Zero Energy Homes are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand. As the cost of electricity in New Zealand continues to rise, without any apparent justification, New Zealanders are becoming resentful towards Here at Builder-talk Ecobob, we have been asked … read more
eHaus - Hawke's Bay

eHaus - Hawke's Bay

Posted by Builder-Talk on 27th Mar 2021

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac this four bedroom architecturally designed home has an ensuited master, two doubles, and single/office. The main living space comprises of expoHaus … read more
Cool Concept!

Cool Concept!

Posted by Nino Kozlevcar on 25th Mar 2021

Cool Concept! - Price on enquiry : Rain Water Collection, Solar Hot Water, Hydro / Water Power, Passive Solar, Insulation, Heat Pump, Solar Power (photovoltaic), Heat Pump Water Heater, New Windows & Doors, Ventilation Sy … read more
Three Bed Living - Greenhaven

Three Bed Living - Greenhaven

Posted by Todd Strode-Penny on 25th Mar 2021

Three Bed Living - Greenhaven Price on enquiry : Greywater Recycling, Passive Solar, Insulation, Rain Water Collection, New Windows & Doors, Solar Hot Water, Ventilation System, Solar Power (photovoltaic), Double Glazing, Low V … read more