Due to the high demand of housing within the UK, we’ve seen an immense increase in the number of properties being rented out as well as a decline in the number being sold. In 2015, it was reported that there are 27 million UK households, but after the effects of Brexit that figure has drastically changed.
Within that 27 million there is a small percentage who are still hoping to get their hands and legs onto the property ladder and purchase their very own home to escape the stresses of being a tenant.
With that being said, the eco-Friendly home trend has seen a massive boom and increase internationally, but is now receiving more attention here in the UK for many reasons. One being the fact that it’s very cost-effective and also contributes a great deal to our health.
For more information on the benefits of eco-friendly housing, check out an article The Property Blog previously did: https://thepropertyblog.co.uk/benefits-eco-friendly-new-build-residential-properties/
At Property Property Property , we usually like to know the background information on the property trends and where they originated from. So here are some quick facts on the origin of eco-friendly homes.
The green home or eco-friendly movement was started in the 1970’s due to a sharp increase in oil prices (déjà vu moment in history), this lead to researchers taking a keen interest in environmental friendly and sustainable living by efficient use of energy, water and building materials.
This movement has expanded to the point of more and more properties integrating eco-friendly materials in the structures of their homes, i.e. the birth of solar panels, earthship homes, bamboo flooring and many more.
A main attraction that has caused many people to consider eco-friendly housing is the fact that building resources are easily accessible.
Contribution to the Environment
Housing contributes a lot to the environment around us, as most of resources used to build these houses are not in the interest of the person who is to live there.
However, we have listed below a few of the contributions eco-friendly homes has to the environment:
- Improves the quality of indoor air
- Decreases a person’s environmental footprint
- Decreases the impact on resources and pollution
Examples of an Eco-Friendly home
Eco-friendly flat-pack home that costs £25,000 and only takes 6 hours to build!
M.A.DI Homes are a new affordable living concept, flat-pack homes which start from just £25,000, designed by Italian architect Renato Vidal. The homes work just as easily as a bachelor pad as it could a permanent family home.
Renato Vidal’s modular houses come complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities, a staircase and mezzanine living area, central heating, and air conditioning. The homes even are earthquake resistant and the only take six or seven hours to assemble with three workers.
The homes come in varying sizes, with prices beginning at €28,000 (£25,000 or $33,000) for the smallest 27 square metre (290 sq ft) single unit, rising to €62,000 (£55,000 or $73,000) for the 84-square metre (904 sq ft) triple family home.
With designs drawn up within 10 days of the agreement of the sale, and delivery will be made 60 days from these drawings being accepted. They are manufactured by Italian wood specialist Area Legno, and are also eco-friendly.
According to the brochures they’re flexible too, if you decide to move location you can simply pack up your unit and take it with you. With the added bonus if you’re in need to expand, you can simply buy more modules to add to your house. With each additional module costs €16,000 (£14,000 or $19,000) while an extra staircase will set you back €2,000 (£1,800 or $2,400).
So, with this in mind, we believe that your next property should include some eco-friendly materials as it helps contribute to the welfare of the environment and it originated from an ethical movement that’s in your interests.