Eco-homes: 3 sustainable projects in the UK

Discover 3 of the best environmentally-friendly self build projects on home shores.

By Hugh Metcalf | 16 January 2020

When it comes to building environmentally-conscious homes, there’s a whole world of inspiration out there. However, some of the most dynamic projects can be found right here in the UK.

listening station and watch tower eco holiday home by beech architects in sussex - granddesigns

Image: Beech Architects 

From projects using sustainable materials to those meeting low-energy Passivhaus standards, there’s more than one way to create a home that lessens the impact that both the building process and the eventual home has on the environment.

We’ve highlighted 3 projects by architects in the UK that have approached sustainability in different ways to serve as inspiration for prospective self-builders.

Listening Station and Watch Room, Beech Architects

listning station and watch room eco holiday home by beech architects - granddesigns

Image: Beech Architects  

When designing these holiday homes on the Suffolk coast, Beech Architects were already considering the end of life potential of the materials.

If the coastline eroded, or the buildings were no longer needed, the structures could be moved to a different location, but they’ve also been designed to be ‘infinitely recyclable’.