In the last decade, eco products have become all the rage as people make an effort to be kinder to the environment, as well as their wallets. Some folk however, aren’t happy to stop at solar panels on their roofs, or a hybrid car. Instead they’ve pulled out all the punches in the name of eco living and built some truly innovative houses, which are entirely, or mainly, made out of natural and eco-friendly materials. The possibilities in what you can use to make a house are endless. Wood and stone are obvious examples, but recycled glass bottles and car tires are also great for insulation. Take a look at these examples, all of which are a feat of architectural brilliance.
House built solely out of stone and wood.
Set in a very fitting wild west-esque backdrop
Modern, stylish eco apartments that also get a lot of sun.
Made of marble, wood and… volcanic stone!
The Eliphante; or, to the rest of us, a Hobbit hole.
Eco housing with a hell of a view – what could be better!?
Eco House on the Hill
Located in the beautiful Sun City, Latvia (same as where the above home is situated).
Japanese style home, made from bamboo.
What it lacks in style, makes up for with being built from 100% natural materials.
Safari guest house that looks like it should be in the Flintstones. Just don’t expect to see any dinosaurs.
An eco farm at the top of a hill.
Eco housing in a beautiful location.
Completely natural house, Sweden.
House of the Rising Sun
Star of C4’s Grand Designs.
This eco home is hidden away in the hillside.
Built in the 70’s and handmade, using soil, car tires, glass bottles and cans.
This modern home can hardly be seen by the public.
Disguised by nature
Believe it or not, this really is a house!
This straw bale eco home in Pembrokeshire is picture perfect!
This little eco home looks like something out of a storybook!
Modern eco home
Small but perfectly formed!
This eco house has been designed with the modern family in mind.
Contemporary but natural
This stunning house not only looks great but is extremely environmentally friendly.
Environmentally friendly and unique
This impressive, natural home looks like a piece of art.