Buying Land in the Texas Hill Country Promotes Clean Living
Today, more and more people are becoming environmentally conscious. And when designing a home, the opportunities to use the surrounding resources to preserve the environment and save money are plentiful. Building a home in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect place to go green, using the surrounding landscape’s natural resources – earth, wind, sun and water.
Earth: Utilizing Local Resources
The Hill Country has an abundant amount of shale rock, and creates beautiful housing, fencing, fire pits, accents and more. Shale rock is relatively inexpensive compared to other stone or brick, and since it comes from the local landscape, it blends and complements with the surrounding environment.
When you’re designing your Hill Country dream home, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Indigenous plant life is both beautiful and beneficial to our ecosystem, as they require little water and benefits our diverse Texas wildlife.
Wind: Using Currents to Cool
It’s a fact – Texas can get hot during the summer months. By using Mother Nature’s wind and a few clerestory windows, however, your home can stay cooler, requiring you to crank up the air conditioner less often.
Additionally, wind power is the fastest growing energy source in the world – and non-polluting – so it’s good for the environment, too. Small wind electric systems convert wind to electricity, and can considerably lower your electricity bills. They can also be used for pumping water on your Texas Hill Country ranch – a win-win for you and the environment.
Sun: Natural Light and Heat
Planning is the key to building green. Luckily, the hill country offers beautiful properties for sale that allow you to build a house that uses natural resources like the sun to regulate cooling and heating – saving you money while at the same time, preserving fossil fuels. Ask your architect how to use the sun to your advantage, keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Water: Quenching the Landscape
With an average of 32” of rainfall per year, Central Texas is the perfect place to build a cistern. Collecting rainwater is a great way to irrigate and maintain landscaping, and conserves precious well water.
At The Preserve at Walnut Springs, we’re here to help you find your perfect Texas Hill Country home. Our exclusive gated community offers amenities like no other hill country properties – pristine pools, clubhouse, fishing ponds, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and much more – all with endless, scenic views, clean air and natural resources that make hill country living the best in the world. What are you waiting for? Call us and schedule your personal tour, today.