Benefits of Using Living Walls in the design of Spanish Villas

Living walls spain

A living wall or vertical garden can be incorporated into the design of your new build or renovation project. Apart from the benefits listed below you can even use them to grow kitchen herbs and strawberries! 1. Attractive environment – Green walls have a soothing effect. I think it’s true to that that, without knowingContinue reading

Passive House and Airtight Homes in Spain

Passive House Windows in Spain

Passive House (Passivhaus) is probably the worldwide leading standard for energy efficient buildings. It is a concept that has come out of Germany where the principal problem is keeping your home warm in the winter. Effectively no heating is required in a passive house even though it may be minus 10C outside. In Spain thereContinue reading

Energy Efficient Windows in Spain

energy efficient windows spain

Getting this right is not only crucial to the energy efficiency of your villa but also to the comfort and appearance of your home. Heating and cooling consume by far the greatest proportion of household energy use. Data from the European Aluminium Association estimates that 40% of the heating energy lost from homes escapes fromContinue reading

What does a technical architect do in when you build a home in Spain?

Technical architect Spain

Technical architects also known as aparejadores play a vital role in construction projects and their presence is required by law. The career path for a technical architect is somewhat shorter than for a normal architect ( a university degree and practical training). Some Spanish architects call themselves arquitectos superiores, rather pompously, to distinguish themselves fromContinue reading

How to Choose Your Architect in Marbella Spain 3 min video

How to choose your architect in Marbella

Quick 3 minute video with the basic facts: 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 ofContinue reading

PV Panels for Solar Electricity in Spain

Photovoltaic panels in Spain

There are many reasons for wanting to generate renewable energy.Photovoltaic (PV) electricty is one source of renewable energy: Rising energy prices Climate change: its clean Compliance with the regulations Lower taxes as homes with good energy certificates are taxed less Income generation: when you’re not there your roof is generating income that can off setContinue reading