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!


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.

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Natural Intelligence Eco Home

Natural Intelligence Eco Home

Posted by Builder-talk on 23rd Feb 2021

Natural Intelligence Eco Home: Solar hot water, Solar power (photovoltaic), Double glazing, Insulation, Wood Burner. Blending with its surroundings on a rise in all day sun, this acclaimed Hugh Tennent quality designed 4 bed-roomed Eco home and guest house was built from renewable, local … read more
Eco friendly house - Otago Coast

Eco friendly house - Otago Coast

Posted by Builder-talk on 23rd Feb 2021

Eco friendly house - Otago Coast: Solar hot water, Insulation, Solar power (photovoltaic), Straw bale construction, Double glazing, Wind turbine. This home is located on the Otago coast. It has a floor area of 340 m², was built between 2002 and 2003, cost approximately $350,000, and … 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
Wellingtons Wadestown Solar Home

Wellingtons Wadestown Solar Home

Posted by Builder-talk on 23rd Feb 2021

Wellingtons Wadestown Solar Home: Double Glazing, Insulation. The Solar Home is a solar heated and naturally ventilated house designed by Richard Wright. It exploits the advantages of good orientation and active solar architecture. The studio of Aonui Architecture operates from the buildi … read more
Waitakere NOW Home - showing the benefits of a sustainable home

Waitakere NOW Home - showing the benefits of a sustainable home

Posted by Builder-talk on 22nd Feb 2021

Waitakere NOW Home - showing the benefits of a sustainable home: Solar hot water, Insulation, Rain water collection, Double glazing. Beacon Pathway's Waitakere NOW Home® proves that an affordable modern home that looks like any other in the street can also be warm, dry, healthy, and k … read more
Art Deco made Environmentally Sustainable - KAHURANGI, 2006

Art Deco made Environmentally Sustainable - KAHURANGI, 2006

Posted by Builder-talk on 22nd Feb 2021

Art Deco made Environmentally Sustainable - KAHURANGI, 2006: Solar Hot Water, Insulation. As an architecture practice promoting sustainability, we felt it was important to 'walk the talk', so in 2006 we embarked on the ambitious project of turning our urban (Central Auckland) home and off … read more
Modern Design & Passive Solar Mudbrick House in Nelson

Modern Design & Passive Solar Mudbrick House in Nelson

Posted by Builder-talk on 20th Feb 2021

Modern Design & Passive Solar Mudbrick House in Nelson: Double Glazing, Wood Burner, Insulation. 3 bedroom house with load-bearing adobe wallsand timber framed top storey. Contemporary simple eco-design incorporating passive solar principles, Solar Water Heating, Composting Toilet and … read more
Ruth and Jonny's Eco Home in Christchurch

Ruth and Jonny's Eco Home in Christchurch

Posted by Builder-talk on 20th Feb 2021

Ruth and Jonny's Eco Home in Christchurch: Solar hot water, Double glazing, Insulation. Since they purchased, Ruth and Jonny have renovated their inner city house to make more environmentally friendly through a number of enhancements and also through day to running of the house hold. … read more
Yolanda's Central City Eco House

Yolanda's Central City Eco House

Posted by Builder-talk on 19th Feb 2021

Yolanda's Central City Eco House: Solar Hot Water, Insulation. The house was designed by Alan Simpkin from Eco Homes and built by Phillip Wilkinson Fern of Natural Home Builders. The house has been designed and built to be both energy efficient and sourced from environmentally friendly bu … read more
Grey Stone - Sustainable Eco House

Grey Stone - Sustainable Eco House

Posted by Builder-talk on 18th Feb 2021

Grey Stone - Sustainable Eco House: Solar hot water, Solar power (photovoltaic), Wind turbine, Heat pump, Insulation, Ventilation system, Wood burner. Solar Thermal, Integrated solar heating system supplying up to 198kWh / Day to: 3 Copper cylinders of 180, 300 and 500 Litres, with heat e … read more