7 Stunning Passive Houses (that will cost just pennies to heat this winter)

It is getting cold here in England, and I’m preparing for the yearly tradeoffs between comfort, carbon emissions and heating bills that are part of living in a house with reasonable but not great insulation.

For the 30,000 or so owners of passive houses these compromises are a thing of the past.  They’ve got the comfort, the low emissions and barely a heating bill to speak of.  I’ve looked at the technical reasons about why a passivhaus has a negligible heating bill in the past.  But I’ve never mentioned how pretty they can be.

Here are 7 stunners from around the world!

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1: The Hudson Passive Project, Hudson, NY, United States



2: La Maison Bambou, Val d’Oise, France


Fab lad house

3: FabLab House, Madrid, Spain



4: Crossways, Kent, United Kingdom



5: Passivhaus (the original), Darmstadt, Germany


Sweden Round

6: Villa Nyberg, Borlänge, Sweden


Studio Moffit

7: House on Limekiln Line, Huron County, ON, Canada

One day, when I’ve got the cash, land and time . . . .

Which one floats your boat??