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.


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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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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
Rengaru Solar Village

Rengaru Solar Village

Posted by Builder-Talk on 28th Mar 2021

Rengaru Solar Village - Price by negotiation : Insulation, Rain Water Collection, New Windows & Doors, Electric Car Charging Station, Passive Solar, Solar Power (photovoltaic), Wood Burner, Vegetable Garden, Heat Pump Wa … 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
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
Merivale Superhome

Merivale Superhome

Posted by Builder-talk on 10th Feb 2021

Merivale Superhome: Ventilation System, Insulation, Rain Water Collection, Double Glazing, New Windows & Doors, Vegetable Garden, Heat Pump Water Heater. … read more
Tawa Saddle Hill House

Tawa Saddle Hill House

Posted by Builder-talk on 9th Feb 2021

Tawa Saddle Hill House: Solar hot water, Passive solar, Ventilation system, Insulation, Solar power (photovoltaic), Rain water collection, New Windows & Doors, Vegetable Garden. Ceiling lining: clear finished pinus radiata plywood with exposed screw fixing for future access. … 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
Takitimu House

Takitimu House

Posted by Builder-talk on 19th Jan 2021

Takitimu House: Passive Solar, Insulation, Solar Power (photovoltaic), Rain Water Collection. Nested in the hills above Okahu Bay, this family dwelling is a sanctuary from busy Auckland city. Expertly designed, this home features a spacious open plan living area seamlessly flowing onto a … read more
Grand Designs NZ Home - The Black House

Grand Designs NZ Home - The Black House

Posted by Ecobob on 16th Jan 2021

: Heat Pump Water Heater, New Windows & Doors, Ventilation System, Retrofit Double Glazing, Rain Water Collection, Vegetable Garden, Passive Solar, Insulation, Heat Pump … read more
Eco Home Renovation Project in Whakatane

Eco Home Renovation Project in Whakatane

Posted by Builder-talk on 5th Jan 2021

Eco Home Renovation Project in Whakatane: Solar hot water, Insulation, Solar power (photovoltaic), Rain water collection, New Windows & Doors. Between 2004 and 2014 there have been many eco features added to this home to make it more sustainable, self sufficient and resilient. … read more