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11th April, 2022

Invest in Our Planet: Sustainable Homes From Around the World

Invest in Our Planet: Sustainable Homes From Around the World

On Friday 22nd April 2022, we are being encouraged to come together, around the world, to get involved in group events and solo missions to save the planet for #EarthDay. Now is the time to take action and make changes to the way we all live, starting at home.

Read our blog on changes you can make to your property to make it more sustainable, or if you are looking to start afresh, why not make the eco-conscious choice with one of these amazing sustainable homes in Europe and South Africa.

Did you know that the average house move generates less than 0.02 tonnes of CO2 emissions? That is about the same as leaving a single light bulb on for almost eight weeks.

So, with these homes featuring everything from solar panels to heat source pumps to double glazing – relocating to one of our sustainable homes from around the world could help you effortlessly reduce your carbon footprint in your day-to-day life.

Javea, Spain, 4 Bedrooms

Eco-friendly home in Javea Spain

Recently built by a renowned constructor and developer with over 30 years of experience, highly qualified in every aspect of the industry. This contemporary Mediterranean villa has the most modern installations in every area of the property and the enviable location allows you to enjoy unbeatable sea views with complete privacy from surrounding homes. The property has the latest technologies in home automation, photovoltaic solar installation, aerothermal system and photovoltaic system with electric power generation, underfloor heating with independent thermostats, air conditioning via conducts with independent thermostats.

Knysna, South Africa, 4 Bedrooms

Family home in an eco-estate in South Africa

This family home is situated in an eco-estate in a dominant position, offering exceptional entertaining areas, northern aspects and glorious views. Attractive and eco-friendly, Eco Estates are housing developments that have a sustainable lifestyle focus and have been built around some form of nature conservation. An enchanting entrance welcomes you to this four-bedroom home. The property offers a spacious open plan living room, kitchen with scullery, and dining room boasting inside and outside living.

Norwich, England, 4 Bedrooms

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Hethel, Norwich

With an impressive grand design, eco features and a balcony, this contemporary detached home is situated in an enviable secluded position in Hethel. The property offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms with an open plan layout downstairs opening out onto the terrace. The eco features in this spectacular home include top-quality insulation, PV panels and an air source heat pump.

Chateauneuf-Grasse, France, 6 Bedrooms

An olive grove with solar panels in Frances

Enjoying an idyllic setting amongst 2 hectares of private olive groves, this property is extremely well located with easy access to Nice Airport, the sandy beaches of the coast and the local village and shops. The villa was entirely renovated in 2008, with a total of six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Well presented and in good condition, the villa is fully equipped with solar panels on the roof, double glazing and air conditioning. A total of 500 olive trees produce approximately 5 tonnes of olives per year, which are pressed at the local mill to produce oil.

Van Riebeeckshof, South Africa, 5 Bedrooms

Van Riebeeckshof, South Africa, 5 Bedrooms

This unique classic is the epitome of brilliant architectural design and functionality, innovative engineering and high-quality finishes with no expense spared. Masterfully designed and versatile, through the opening or closing of its folding and sliding panels, this home can present itself as one expansive and breath-taking entertainers' paradise or a haven for a family who enjoys a selection of more intimate and private spaces. Accommodation includes five luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms all en-suite, a 10-seater soundproof cinema, an impressive wine cellar and staff accommodation. The eco-friendly extras that set this home apart include solar energy and energy-saving air-conditioning throughout.

Macclesfield, England, 4 Bedrooms

4 Bedroom House For Sale in Greendale Lane, Macclesfield

This stunning detached four-bedroom property has been created to offer luxury living alongside the latest in environmental building techniques. It boasts a state-of-the-art wine cellar from Spiral cellars of London, famous William Holland bathroom fittings and David Hunt lighting throughout along with a beautiful bespoke kitchen. The property uses state-of-the-art mechanical ventilation with heat recovery to ensure the optimal level of fresh air and a perfect ambient temperature. Set within a private gated domain, Hartforth Barn stylishly integrates into the environment and provides spectacular views over Cheshire countryside.

Moraira, Spain, 4 Bedrooms

Eco home in Moraira Spain

Completely reformed in 2019, this private property has been designed with large glass expanses to frame the unobstructed views of the sea. No expense has been spared in creating this beachfront villa which is evident in the premium materials, high-end appliances and luxurious décor. To complete what is your very own private paradise, step outside to enjoy the pool oasis, with its own private small beach, and a Moroccan-inspired roof terrace with a decked dining area, Pergola and a chill out lounge facing the sea. Many benefits include window and door rejas, a full security system, air conditioning, underfloor heating, Climalit double glazing and solar panels.

Lancaster, England, 4 Bedrooms

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Uggle House, Uggle Lane, Scotforth, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4QB

This beautifully designed, award-winning, contemporary family home is located along a quiet private bridleway in the conveniently located village of Scotforth. Completed in 2013 to the owner's exacting standards, this unique and modern detached home has an impressive design that is perfect for entertaining with smart open plan living and luxury finishes. It is also a high spec home, having been completed to a PassivHaus standard to offer unrivaled energy efficiency achieved from high levels of insulation, triple glazing, a smart mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, rainwater harvesting system and a combination of south-facing solar PV and solar hot water panels.

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