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Eco Friendly Mud Brick Home - Ruatangata

1.3260 ha,located in the Ruatangata area. This eco friendly mud brick four double bed room house has a private family room and an open plan living area. Bathroom and ensuite. Internal access to garage...
Last comment: Hello Wyllie,

I read your post with interest but you left me hanging………….

I was interested in the limitations of mud brick construction as well as the advantages, to get a balanced view.

Now I freely acknowledge that ...


Featured eco houses

Following is a sample of featured eco houses listed on Ecobob.


Eco sub-division: sections and home packages for sale

Eco sub-division: sections and home packages for sale

New Zealand > Auckland > Rodney District > Matakana
Bare land and house packages available in the Matakana Green Eco Subvision. There are 35 Lots all in excess of 815m2. The subdivision is located within walking distance from the Matakana Market and 4 a...


FOR SALE: Beautiful 6.9 hectare property and Eco House

FOR SALE: Beautiful 6.9 hectare property and Eco House

New Zealand > West Coast > Westport
Full property details here For Sale is a beautiful 6.9 hectare property, including a modern and artful ecological dwelling, as well as several farm buildings...


For Sale Bay of Islands Eco Hilltop Haven

For Sale Bay of Islands Eco Hilltop Haven

New Zealand > Northland > Bay of Islands
Feel on top of the world with panoramic views across Kerikeri, glimpse the ocean & distant hills all the way to Cavalli Islands from the decks & entertain on the Mediterranean style patio, edged by covenanted native bush. Northerly aspect provides all day sun & privacy in an oasis of tranq...


Canterbury off-grid eco house journey

Canterbury off-grid eco house journey

New Zealand > Canterbury > Woodend
So the journey has begun. A long held dream to build an off-grid, eco friendly house is underway. My husband and I, John and Judy, are recently retired and the build will be our major project for the next year. We have lived in our present house for thirty eight years, talking for the last...


FOR SALE - Green Home and Lifestyle

FOR SALE - Green Home and Lifestyle

New Zealand > Waikato > Te Awamutu
FOR SALE This property offers an architecturally designed eco home, in a beautiful native garden setting, next to NZs leading mainland island restoration project, Maungatautari. If you want to tread lightly on the environment without giving up your creature comforts, this home is fo...


Corru Gate Accommodation

Corru Gate Accommodation

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman > Ruby Bay
Brand new (Dec 2013) Copper Gate is a sunny family-friendly Peter Olerenshaw-designed Hybrid Homes and Living eco-holiday home set amidst 7 acres of glorious Nelson lifestyle with farm walks, swimmable pond, treehut, playground, sheep, chickens, orchard. Mapua seaside village with cafes, w...


Mt Pleasant Eco Haven

Mt Pleasant Eco Haven

New Zealand > Canterbury > Christchurch > Mt Pleasant
Built in a beautiful location and situation, with a stream dividing the section. Views to the north of sea and city. As an owner builder, we have developed the section as the build progressed. The house is constructed of Concrete floors and concrete block on the ground floor, so has good t...


Greenbridge demonstration property

Greenbridge demonstration property

New Zealand > Taranaki > New Plymouth
This 10 acre property is being slowly developed along sustainable and permaculture principles, with the initial relocate dwelling and planned new build demonstrating two approaches towards sustainable dwellings.


Concrete Passive Solar House

Concrete Passive Solar House

New Zealand > Canterbury
One of the warmest and coolest, most energy efficient homes ever designed by Bob Burnett Architecture, this home has an 8 star Homestar rating and a Lifemark 4 star rating. A two-storey home which measures just over 152 square metres. Insulated precast concrete panel thermomass constructi...


Riverhead passive solar design house

Riverhead passive solar design house

New Zealand > Auckland > Rodney District > Riverhead
Built on a 809 m2 section next to the historic Riverhead Hotel. The Building is a double storey timber framed building on a fully insulated concrete slab that absorbs heat and moisture to give you a quite even indoor climate. The walls have been insulated with polyester, the same material...


The West Birdhouse

The West Birdhouse

New Zealand > Auckland > Rodney District > Matakana
When we decided to build a home within a 50 acre block of forest in Matakana, the cost to bring power to the site would have been many tens of thousands of dollars. So instead we put solar panels on the roof, a battery in the basement, and now we have a home that's completely off-grid. ...


Atamai Eco Village: Lot 5 for Sale

Atamai Eco Village: Lot 5 for Sale

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman
BUY CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE: www.atamai.co.nz Lot 5: More than just a piece of Land. This plot offers a complete way of sustainable living. A PRIVATE BLOCK WITH SHARED COMMONS – more benefits for less effort. Atamai Village is designed to provide an enduring community for at leas...


Eco Home in Browns Bay

Eco Home in Browns Bay

New Zealand > Auckland > North Shore City > Browns Bay
The home includes photovoltaic electricity, thermal solar hot water, super-insulated walls ceiling and underfloor, full passive solar design to both levels (with an insulated concrete base floor and 70mm insulated concrete midfloor), German tilt-turn window joinery with some thermostatical...


Enviro Homes Concept

Enviro Homes Concept

New Zealand
Enviro Homes has been established in response to the expectations of the discerning home buyer. It is becoming more and more apparent that people are not satisfied to build...


'Tehuia Twin Peaks' - A big beamed natural log home on the West Coast of Auckland

'Tehuia Twin Peaks' - A big beamed natural log home on the West Coast of Auckland

New Zealand > Auckland
A natural log home built using sustainable building techniques. The house was built by Te Huia Log Homes Ltd. This eco house is a log frame structure which makes use of whole natural logs and sustainabl...


Rain water collection in Auckland

Rain water collection in Auckland

New Zealand > Auckland > Auckland City Area
Every home should have a water tank. By harvesting your own rain water it then can be reused as water for toilets, laundry and outside taps. Many councils now require retention or detention water...


Eco upgrade to Christchurch home

Eco upgrade to Christchurch home

New Zealand > Canterbury > Christchurch > Huntsbury
For full details about this house click here to read the article about this project. The project was completed by David Bryce from ...


Eco house in Tahuna Hills, Nelson

Eco house in Tahuna Hills, Nelson

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman
A Peter Olerenshaw designed Richmond eco home on a property with apple trees and mature trees. The desing of the house makes the most of the natural sunlight throughout by using high-level clear storey windows and with good levels of window glazing on the north side of the house. Eco Fe...


Natural Intelligence

Natural Intelligence

New Zealand > Wellington > Paraparaumu
Natural Intelligence 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 and natural materials with emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation. Through the...


Waikuku Beach House

Waikuku Beach House

New Zealand > Canterbury
Waikuku Beach House is an Insulated Precast Concrete Panel House. This is optimum construction type providing thermal mass, comfort and permanence resulting in a very cosy home with low running costs. Panel junctions and openings have been detailed to provide a continuous insulation envelo...


Braemar Eco-Village - Unique opportunity in Nelson

Braemar Eco-Village - Unique opportunity in Nelson

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman > Nelson
* Nelson lifestyle opportunity for a future of sustainable living * This lovely 4.4 Ha north-facing block of land was seized on as an amazing opportunity four years ago by a group of eco-minded people. At that stage it was one title; since then we have carried out a subdivision creating...


Golden Bay eco home - most energy efficient house in the NZ

Golden Bay eco home - most energy efficient house in the NZ

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman
Little Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring. ...


Self-sufficient, healthy eco house 10 minutes from Nelson NOW FOR SALE!

Self-sufficient, healthy eco house 10 minutes from Nelson NOW FOR SALE!

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman > Nelson
A challenging build on a steep site...many geotechnical limitations forced us to abandon retaining walls and mudbricks, rethink materials and style...however we are thrilled with the resulting pole house, expansive views, and self-sufficiency in a modern bach style macrocarpa lined small h...


Westmere house - a new urban sustainable home by ebode

Westmere house - a new urban sustainable home by ebode

New Zealand > Auckland > Auckland City Area > Westmere
ebode has completed the Urban Sustainable House Project in Westmere. The House is a true passive solar house and is now sending live climate data to the ebode web site for all to see http://ebode.co.nz/WeatherData.html ebode also monitors power consumption and detailed climate data whic...


Eco Home on Great Barrier Island

Eco Home on Great Barrier Island

New Zealand > Auckland > Hauraki Gulf & Islands > Great Barrier Island
The house is nestled in a beautifully private setting surrounded with large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives. The building form is elevated for flood protection, and acknowledges the hill to the west, lifting towards it’s elevation. The living zone opens completely to this settin...


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