WOODEN houses are gearing up to set the Spanish housing market on fire.

wooden-houseBuilding your house from wood saves up to 90% in energy and constructions are cheap, quick to build and durable.

Spain’s largest wooden house is 650m2 and yet the monthly bill (electricity, hot water, heating) comes to just €140.

The property in suburban Madrid, Torrelodones, cost €800 per square metre to build and consumes very little energy.

Spain now has an estimated 20,000 wooden houses which cost on average €1,100 per square metre to build.


  1. Timber is good, but be aware of the termite problems in Spain. Treatment to eradicate them is very expensive and has to be repeated every 5-6 years. Country houses can be affected quite badly having seen it first-hand.