Green Living, sustainability

Cape Eco Home

Our June House of the Month is a spectacular ode to green living. Part of a cluster of eco homes in Hermanus, Western Cape, it lies between one of the West Coast's most popular Blue Flag beaches and the towering Rotsberg mountain. Built with the environment in mind, the striking, angular building runs entirely on solar energy and was built using sound green architecture. Made with clean lines and contemporary design, with open-plan living spaces and plenty of sleeping room, all four houses in the cluster are double-storey dwellings flooded with natural light. Our featured house boasts deep-toned grey walls and screeded floors, which blend seamlessly with the the handmade timber furniture and dramatic mountain views. To see more of this cosy space turn to page 50 of our June 2012 issue, on sale now...