Five hundred metres away from the prestigious Mal Pas Beach is a rustic property of 285 square metres, four bedrooms and three bathrooms, which cleverly conceals its cutting-edge nature when it comes to ecologic credentials.
From the outside the house may look like a classic hunter’s cabin or well-kept farmer’s lodge with its low profile, visible stone walls and cane-roofed outside patio.
But as you approach the finca through the beautiful 7,855 square metre garden, complete with pond and scruffy Mediterranean pines and oaks, a few details reveal its modern core, such as the enclosure that runs around the outside of the house. Only built in 2004, the rustic style continues within, with whitewashed walls alternating stonework, visible beams and warm coloured tiling throughout. From the fireplace to the wooden doors and ancient furniture, everything follows the traditional style. But on to it’s core.
All building materials used are ecologically sustainable: PVC, alluminium and synthetic insulation were avoided entirely, the 60cm-thick stone walls and handmade mud floor more than sufficient for thermoregulation in both summer and winter. The insulation that is present is 3cm-pressed cork, and the entire inner structure is a continuous welding of the concrete to avoid electrostatic charges. The roof, as well as the pressed cork, is layered with Gore Tex sheets to protect from water, which is collected in a cistern before being ecologically purified by plants for both household use and for the pool – that’s why it’s green.
Windows are of course doubleglazed, electric wiring is cabled through polypropylene tubes and avoids rest areas where possible. Ventilation is provided by 1-metre ditches , isolated with sheets of cork and excavated between 300 and 150 centimetres which drive the air through giant fans which keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer.
To top it all off, there’s also an old stone building outside intended as a barbecue or sitting area. True ecological bliss.
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Property reference number: W-024M2D
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