Living in an eco home
Living in an eco home may sound like a lot of effort, but there are a number of short and long term benefits for those that decide to take the plunge. If you've always dreamed of living in a house that is at one with nature, then read on to find out exactly how it's done.
What is an eco home?
First and foremost, an eco home ignores modern building conventions and instead uses sustainable building methods, materials, energy, heating and water conservation methods. In other words, an eco home is a completely natural, healthy and environmentally friendly place to live!
What are the benefits?
There are a number of benefits to living in an eco home, which can far outweigh the hardships. Eco homes tend to be economical in the long run, as the materials used are much more efficient and less prone to breaking, meaning that your home stays intact for much longer. This is also good for the planet as it saves on environmental resources.
Eco homes can also lead to better personal health and well-being and can significantly reduce exposure to pollutants found in toxins from objects such as furniture, carpet and paints. Not only are you looking after the planet, but you're also taking care of yourself as well.
How to get started
Turning your house into an eco home is a daunting prospect, but there's no need to switch lifestyles at the drop of a hat. Eco-designer.co.uk is a great website to start your transformation, allowing you to purchase a range of products from furniture, lighting, flooring and even technology such as water and energy saving devices. Before taking the plunge, why not have a look through their wares and see if there is anything that takes your fancy?
If you are certain in your decision to start a new, eco lifestyle, you could also check out greenmoves.co.uk; the first UK site dedicated to the sale of eco properties. Your ideal home could be built and ready for you right now!
Embracing a new lifestyle
Living in an eco home is an exciting transformation to make an although it can be expensive, the rewards can be significant, both for your health and the environment. Why not give it a try - you could be one of the pioneers of cleaner, healthier living and you can rest happily knowing that you are taking care of the world around you.