The Prince of Wales and His Eco-Friendly Houses

The Prince of Wales and His Eco-Friendly Houses

Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 28, 2011

Prince Charles is doing more than thinking about the upcoming wedding of his royal son; he's also making a strong push for eco-friendly housing that is attractive without screaming "Upcycled! Reclaimed! Repurposed!"

A bit of background on these floor plans, developed by The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment :

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment has a five year partnership with MediaTen to work together at the Ideal Home Show. This is the second year, and this year we are building the Prince's House at the Ideal Homes Show. The Prince's House is a "version" of our Natural House, which is under construction at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford. The Natural House seeks to achieve a high level of sustainability using only natural materials and methods. With HRH's involvement, for the first time since 1935 a 'royal' house will be built at the Ideal Home Show.

Although price point hasn't been mentioned, the furnishings inside this eco-friendly house model (stationed to blend in with the suburbs) has pretty great looks. The homes have 7 points they adhere to for each build.

1. We believe in natural materials because they have a low carbon footprint, are durable and simple to repair, and are long lasting.
2. We believe in adaptable and replicable homes because solutions must be in order to effectively meet future efficiency requirements.
3. We believe in beauty and craft because if a building cannot be loved, it is more likely to be demolished within a relatively short span, and connecting people to craft connects back to traditions and cultures.

Check out the full list here and more photos from the home at UK Ideal Homes Show.

(Image: UK Ideal Homes Show)

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