When you buy through links on our site, Inspiralist may earn an affiliate commission. More Info
Green Living

Couple’s Eco-Friendly Dream House Pays Them £150 a Month

© Dan Regan / BristolLive

If you’ve ever dreamt of building your very own eco-house, then prepare to be inspired by one couple’s impressive feat.

David Ffrench and Lindsay Berresford created their very own eco-friendly home in a four-year effort to live more sustainably – and it includes one very important bonus.

According to the Bristol Post, the couple say the change has allowed them to cut down on energy costs, saving them up to £150 on their energy bills every month.

In fact, the couple’s energy bill is less than £10.

See: Simple Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

eco friendly house bristol

The home cost around £230,000 to build (Image: Dan Regan/BristolLive)

The four-bedroom home is entirely designed to reduce energy use; from solar panels that generate the electricity to triple glazing, insulation and a biomass pellet boiler.

The project was created by Michael Drake Architects and designed from the ground up to allow the couple to create the home they had always wanted.

The couple drew inspiration from online forums as well as David’s background as a carpenter in Norway, and was designed around the energy-saving features such as thicker insulation and solar panels.

eco friendly house bristol

The house also features quirky details like this wooden staircase (Image: Dan Regan/BristolLive)

In total, the project cost around £230,000, however, the pair receive a Renewable Heat Incentive from the government, which is given to homes with renewable heating technologies.

Follow Inspiralist on Facebook and Pinterest for all your eco-friendly lifestyle and sustainable home decorating ideas.