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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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
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
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
Pearce Place - Makers of Architecture

Pearce Place - Makers of Architecture

Posted by Builder-talk on 15th Feb 2021

Pearce Place - Makers of Architecture: Solar Hot water, Passive Solar, Ventilation System, Insulation, Solar Power (photovoltaic). Located on an area of gently sloping terrain, this amazing house is sensitively placed on the site to maximize views, sunlight and actively responds to the si … 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
Nelson Mud Brick House

Nelson Mud Brick House

Posted by Builder-talk on 6th Feb 2021

Nelson Mud Brick House: Solar hot water, Solar power (photovoltaic), Wind turbine. When Maitai resident Peter Olorenshaw built his mudbrick home 10 years ago, sustainable living was far from the catchword it is today. … 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