Category Archives: innovative eco homes

Eco homes, from cob and straw bail to stark modernity


Green Home: Barratt’s Green Village

As the idea of living in a green home grows increasingly popular. Barratt homes are experimenting with environmentally-friendly family homes, we explore the reasons behind their latest green village… A wisp of a turbine on a roof, the glint of … Continue reading


What BedZed did next

The brains behind BedZed have set their sights on suburbia with ruralZED, Britain’s most affordable green prefab home… When the Government threw down the gauntlet to housebuilders with a new green building rating system, ZEDfactory looked at it and thought they … Continue reading


Oak-framed buildings

Oak-framed buildings – using green oak or recycled timber – are enjoying a renaissance. But can they really compete with bricks and mortar?… pic: Border Oak Until the 18th century most buildings in England were timber framed.  But over the … Continue reading


Docking into mother earthship

Brighton Council has given the green light to a development of houses built from tin cans and tyres. But would you pay £400k to live in one? Constructing Earthship, Brighton Built from yesterday’s rubbish, the new Earthship housing scheme approved … Continue reading