My Five Favourite Eco Villas Worldwide

"We wanted to prove that being 'eco' does not mean we can't offer beautiful design"
“We wanted to prove that being ‘eco’ does not mean we can’t offer beautiful design”

1. Costa Rica “Holiday” villas: very good looking back to nature honeymoon villas in Costa Rica……irresistibly attractive!

“We wanted to prove that being ‘eco’ does not mean we can’t offer beautiful design”….. hear hear!

Architect: Martin Wells

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping container, natural swimming pool, photovoltaic panels
Shipping container, natural swimming pool, photovoltaic panels

2. Mexico “Nemi Eco Villa has been architecturally designed to embrace the natural beauty and flow of the property that embraces it while leaving the least impact on the environment as possible.”

Made out of shipping containers with a natural swimming pool and photovoltaic electricity from solar panels.

Architect: Unknown but deserves a credit

 

 

 

Open plan design to integrate outdoors with indoors Light steel structure,
Open plan design to integrate outdoors with indoors
Light steel structure,

3. Guatemala El Zur Eco Villas: “open plan design to integrate outdoors with indoors; difficult site access demanded a modular light steel structure; wooden partitions, water decks and shallow bodies of water complete the concept.”

This is a concept only but with many features we love in particular integrating the outdoors and the indoors.

Architect: Juan Lacape

Solar panels, natural ventilation, green roof, LED lighting
Solar panels, natural ventilation, green roof, LED lighting

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bali Villa Tantangan “Low energy consumption with solar panels and natural ventilation. The residences’ flat roofs are beautiful oases planted with shrubs that provide insulation while helping to integrate the villa into the lush surrounding environment. LED lighting has been incorporated throughout. “

Off grid with a back up generator.

Architect:  Valentina Audrito

 

 

 

Sun heat light air and water are all elements that are considered in the design to ensure high energy efficiency low maintenance and healthier lifestyle
Sun heat light air and water are all elements that are considered in the design to ensure high energy efficiency low maintenance and healthier lifestyle

5. Thailand Sun heat light air and water are all elements that are considered in the design to ensure high energy efficiency low maintenance and healthier lifestyle.

Concept only.

 

Architect: unknown but deserves a credit

 

 

Author: John Wolfendale

Bio: John is a founder of Eco Vida Homes and is passionate about bringing modern design and construction practices to Spain. He believes a home which is warm in winter and cool in summer is largely a matter of design and selective use of materials.  He is British and a Chartered Surveyor with over 22 years experience living and working in Spain.

John Wolfendale Chartered Surveyor Granada
John Wolfendale Chartered Surveyor Granada