As reported by What House – June 2019

Eco-friendly homes for sale near Lincoln …

Woodlands Edge is an eco-housing development, with solar panels and electric car charging points as standard with every home. Located on a leafy 12-acre site, just five miles from Lincoln city centre, Woodlands Edge is an eco-housing development with a difference. It has its own private woodland, tennis court, ponds and an allotment for every household.

The development is designed by Gusto Homes, who has been specialising in eco-housing since 1999, and when complete, will offer just 29 homes.

Steff Wright, CEO of Gusto Homes, and resident at Woodlands Edge, says: “Twenty years’ experience of building eco-homes has gone into this site, not just the sustainable houses but the community element as well. We’ve really pushed the boundaries and built something absolutely unique in terms of the energy performance of the houses and the lifestyle. This is how housing should be.”

The first phase of the development was completed around two years ago, and a further 11 homes are currently being built: six four-bedroom properties, and five two-bedroom homes, which range in price from £300,000 to £499,000.

All the homes are fully electric and generate the majority of their power from integrated solar panels on the roof. They contain air filtration and heat recovery systems, and the heating can be controlled by an app on your mobile phone. Running costs are typically less than £1 a day.

But the eco-credentials are just a small part of life at Woodlands Edge. Everybody who buys a property also gets a share in the resident-owned management company, giving them input into improving and managing the site.

There are regular community activities including Bollywood dance classes, tai chi lessons and even an annual gin festival. And for those that really want to muck in and get their hands dirty, there’s a plant store on site containing lawnmowers and rotavators, while regular working parties are organised to carry out things like bulb planting.

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