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


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Cutting Edge and Timeless

Cutting Edge and Timeless

Posted by Builder-Talk on 28th Mar 2021

Cutting Edge and Timeless - Price by negotiation : Solar Hot Water, Ventilation System, Rain Water Collection, Greywater Recycling, Passive Solar, Insulation, Wood Burner … read more
Taupo Ebode

Taupo Ebode

Posted by Builder-talk on 23rd Feb 2021

Taupo Ebode: Solar hot water, Solar power (photovoltaic), Greywater recycling, Insulation. This 1960s board & batten home was essentially a ‘bach that grew’ – and included undesirable features such as a huge South-facing deck that was never used; large South-facing w … read more
Sustainable eco house in Waitakere City

Sustainable eco house in Waitakere City

Posted by Builder-talk on 14th Feb 2021

Sustainable eco house in Waitakere City: Double glazing, Greywater recycling, Insulation, Ventilation system. The house is divided into 2 aisles, separated by a conservatory, to open it up for the passive use of the sun's energy. The lounge/dining/kitchen wing (north-facing) has concrete … read more
Copper Gate For Eco-Holiday Home Rental

Copper Gate For Eco-Holiday Home Rental

Posted by Builder-talk on 23rd Jan 2021

Copper Gate For Eco-Holiday Home Rental: Greywater recycling, Passive solar, Insulation, Solar power (photovoltaic), Rain water collection, New Windows & Doors, Vegetable Garden, Low VOC Paints & Finishes. An 'open home' celebrating sustainability available as a holiday rental. No … read more
EcoTrend show home in Canterbury

EcoTrend show home in Canterbury

Posted by Builder-talk on 19th Jan 2021

EcoTrend show home in Canterbury: Solar hot water, Greywater recycling, Pellet burner. Built by Pegasus Property Ltd, the environmentally friendly house reflects the future standards that New Zealand may soon require of modern homes. Designed for our climatic realities and constructed fro … read more
Living in a Green House

Living in a Green House

Posted by Builder-talk on 14th Jan 2021

Living in a Green House: Greywater recycling, Solar hot water, Insulation, Double glazing, Low VOC Paints & Finishes. If you take the time to drive around the Coromandel Peninsula looking for homes that stand out, there is one building company name that seems to commonly have its sign … read more
Coatesville Passive Solar House, By SOLAREI LIMITED

Coatesville Passive Solar House, By SOLAREI LIMITED

Posted by Builder-talk on 31st Dec 2020

Coatesville Passive Solar House, By SOLAREI LIMITED: Solar power (photovoltaic), Greywater recycling, Insulation. Coatesville Passive Solar House in Rodney, North of Auckland, New Zealand is a series of stacking sawtooth roofs designed to capture every possible bit of sunlight during wint … read more
Cornerstone Licencee, Future Homes

Cornerstone Licencee, Future Homes

Posted by Builder-talk on 21st Dec 2020

Cornerstone Licencee, Future Homes: Greywater recycling, Solar hot water, Insulation, Wood Burner. “Cornerstone Building System”, Taupo Licencee wins DBH Gold award for best sustainable home under $500,000 for National Award 2008 after winning the Taupo District Gold medal. To … read more
Fitzroy on the Park - 6 Homestar

Fitzroy on the Park - 6 Homestar

Posted by Builder-talk on 19th Dec 2020

Fitzroy on the Park - 6 Homestar: Greywater recycling, Insulation, Solar power (photovoltaic), Rain water collection, New Windows & Doors. The Fitzroy on the Park project is a series of eleven Smarter Small Homes designed by Creative Arch that addresses issues of affordability through … read more
Straw Bale Eco Friendly Eco Haven

Straw Bale Eco Friendly Eco Haven

Posted by Builder-talk on 12th Dec 2020

Straw Bale Eco Friendly Eco Haven: Greywater recycling, Solar hot water, Insulation, Straw bale construction. Diamond Harbour just seems to sparkle with light when you look over at it from the often grey port of Lyttelton. Although it's just stone’s throw away from the port, it has … read more