Ruth & Phil's Smartly Designed, Eco-Friendly Family Home — House Tour
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Name: Phil and Ruth de Vos and their six children Location: Mount Richon, Western Australia Size: 340 square meters (3,660 square feet) Years lived in: 3 1/2 years; Owned Ruth, a textile artist , and Phil, an engineer, built their home with two things in mind: It had to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible, and there had to be plenty of room for the entire family. They set about designing their home themselves, gaining knowledge of sustainable house building largely from a book they borrowed from the library. They brought together everything they'd learned into a working house plan, which Phil then built to scale out of LEGO bricks!