Four-bed villa

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The Eco-house

Kan­ga­roo Val­ley, Aus­tralia Set on 3ha against a moun­tain back­drop, this es­tate is less than two hours’ drive from Syd­ney. Built of cool mud bricks and warm tim­ber, it has at­tained one of the best en­ergy rat­ings and re­quires no ad­di­tional heat­ing or cool­ing. It fea­tures sus­tain­ably de­signed gar­dens with an en­viro-cy­cle wa­ter­ing sys­tem. ken­ja­cobs.com.au Built of lo­cal gran­ite and hard­wood from man­aged forests, the villa is part of the only five-star re­sort on Con Dao, an is­land off Viet­nam’s south­east coast. The de­vel­op­ment meets the bench­marks of Green Globe 21, the global en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dard for the tourism in­dus­try. sig­na­tur­eres­i­dencesworld­wide.com

Eglon House

Prim­rose Hill, Lon­don This 12,000sqft prop­erty achieves the high­est sus­tain­able and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­struc­tion stan­dards in the UK. It fea­tures a liv­ing green wall, rain­wa­ter re­cy­cling and a spe­cially en­gi­neered tripleglazed so­lar roof. Fea­tures in­clude five bed­rooms, a cinema, an in­door swim­ming pool and a roof ter­race. sav­ills.com

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