5 Incredible Homes Built Using Natural Materials

a self build home with a stone clad exterior
(Image credit: Alistair Nicholls)

As modern methods of construction develop, homebuilders are discovering new, inventive ways of building homes that are environmentally-friendly - and this can provide inspiration for budding self builders. 

The rise of eco homes is inevitable in the push towards net zero, with natural building materials helping to enhance a home’s energy efficiency and lower homeowners’ heating bills. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.