Top 5 sustainable home concepts

Homeowners in Ibiza are becoming increasingly aware of new technologies that not only help to protect the local environment but also save them money in the long run. Thankfully, green living is no longer associated with humble forest dwellings, and new technology is design conscious and (slowly!) getting easier and cheaper to install and use.

Despite Spain being far behind its European neighbours in terms of environmental policies, here in the Balearics local government is making strides to promote renewable energies and sustainable practices. Within a few months laws will pass that will allow homeowners to install simple photovoltaic systems without needing council approval. A big green step in the right direction.

On the island, Terravita are undoubtedly the leaders of green design and building in Ibiza, creating and streamlining environmental systems that can take your home completely off grid without sacrificing comfort or style. We asked the team’s Green Building Manager (yes, that’s his real title), Julian Watson Todd, to give us the lowdown on the latest sustainable tech changing the impact of how we live.

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