A home in the forest, inspiration for the construction of ecological houses

The construction of ecological houses has many aspects, and the wooden houses can be a good example of this type of green betting that, fundamentally, seek the achievement of a comfortable home without this entails environmental damage.

Logically, not in absolute terms, but rather comparative, since the best way not to damage the environment is to refrain from building. Or cut as little as possible, if wooden houses are treated.

  • An ecological house

However, respecting or fulfilling key aspects such as wood certification, the use of local materials to reduce the carbon footprint or, for example, the integration of the construction with the environment we gain green points.

Other ways of carrying out an ecological construction consist, let us say, in the choice of its orientation taking into account the distribution of one or other stays or the inclusion of passive elements. Finally, regardless of ecological standards that require the fulfillment of certain requirements, the sum of decisions in the ecological field will give a better or worse result.

The term ecological house, in short, encompasses a large number of types, construction systems and materials, and may be to a greater or lesser extent. Once completed, they will be to a greater or lesser extent, just as the environmental impact of their habitability must also be taken into account. That is to say, the trace that implies the day to day in endless aspects.

  • A wooden house made by a carpenter

The house in question meets the general definition of ecological house, understood as a construction that respects the environment as far as possible, in addition to being built with natural materials.

In turn, it is built with the natural resources of the sun and the landscape (the forest, the ski slopes of mount and the river) for the comfort and well-being of its inhabitants. It is a house that, moreover, represents the culmination of a personal dream.

It is located in an idyllic setting, and is a house made by hand. And the story that leads to its construction is, at least, curious.

And what better way to do it than by taking advantage of your talent to work the wood? Yes,do you need the help of an architectural study.

To this end, among other details,the large windows it is projected to enjoy the landscape.

  • Advantages of self-construction

On the one hand, self-construction has made it possible to reduce the cost of the project in an important way, and on the other, to take advantage of a durable, insulating, durable and ecological material such as the sustainable wood that has been used.

Both the facade and the structure, the lining and the interior finishes are made of wood, creating the feeling – real, on the other hand – of being next to the trees. Or, why not, even living in it as if it were a house in a tree, but with the comforts of modern life.

Although the house looks impressive, in fact the design is simple, an aspect that sought to adapt to the modest budget of its creator or, if you will, executor, and future owner.

The use of natural light, on the other hand, is greater thanks to three large windows. Likewise, a chimney has been installed to face the harsh winters.

Again, wood can still be used, in this case without need to cut down trees, since the same pruning or collection of branches or fallen trees allows to supply of wood to the house, built entirely with wood.

If you ask about the vulnerability of the house to the fires, the truth is that wooden houses could become more resistant in this sense than conventional ones. On the one hand, it is not easy to ignite the wood, since among other reasons it is a material with a very low thermal conductivity. Although many factors come into play, the fact is that wood is a good option to build safe houses.