With the winter heating bills ramping up, it got us thinking about eco-homes and wondering what's out there.
This eco-home in Canterbury has geothermal heating and 360 degree views of the Southern Alps, Lake Ellesmere and Mt Herbert – it's also awesome to look at.
If you're looking further north, this log house in Huia is cool too. The logs were harvested using Clydesdale horses and it's an impressive fusion between traditional building and modern eco technologies.
Solar panels and a generator provide all the power you'll need at this 53-hectare property in the Far North. It was designed to look like an iconic Kiwi shed, with elements of a New York loft.
Off the grid in BOP
Back-to-basics meet contemporary comforts at this place in Ohauiti. The solar panels and wind turbine will prevent any hefty power bills, and with 4.5 hectares there's plenty of room for some livestock.
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