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The future is green – the benefits of going bioclimatic

We have never been so aware of climate change and the need to do our bit. Sustainable housing is more important than ever, and we are seeing more interest in this from buyers. Bioclimatic houses make use of their siting to save energy – and costs for the owner – and are the first step to a so-called ‘passive’ house. Harnessing solar power is a key factor, and reducing heat loss. Keen to know more? Check out these three examples of bioclimatic houses for sale:

Eco-friendly property in the Hautes Pyrenees. This is a successful five-bedroom B&B in a superb renovated farmhouse from 1786 with courtyard, terraces, outbuildings, land, vegetable garden, orchard and stream.

Lovely truly bioclimatic house in the Charente. With Douglas fir cladding and lime-clay plaster, and rainwater harvest this is the real deal. Offers three bedrooms and a beautifully peaceful setting. 

On a plot bordered by a stream close to Brittany’s beautiful Crozon peninsula, this house is built with eco-friendly materials and uses solar panels. This five-bedroom property offers environmentally friendly living at its best.

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