The owner, Christian Leclerc and his sister Mijo Dieterle (head of the house, she will be the one welcoming you) built these two semi-detached houses on a family plot from 1850. This is Mijos main residence and Christian wanted to keep the place as well since it has seen 6 generations growing in its grounds.
Mijo Dieterle purchased this house in 2013
A little avant-garde, we were attracted by the adventure of making two passive (ecological) houses which were to be economical and healthy. This concept appears every now and then in France but is not very well known. In fact, the concept was developed in Germany in 1988, in an institute specialized in the environment. Moreover, it was actually in Germany where they created the first prototype of a passive house. In a passive there is no need for air currents since the internal temperature is always homogeneous. A passive house is also equipped with ventilation, allowing a constant renewal of the air inside so people do not get that feeling of confinement. The air is filtered and renewed at regular intervals, which contribute to the excellent quality of the air, far from the air we usually breath in a traditional home. There is also no need to air the hour like a conventional house, because the usual humidity and odour problems are greatly reduced. Not to mention that the air filter system is ideal for allergic individuals. The triple glazing offers unparalleled acoustic comfort as well as the smart way in which the windows were located since it promotes the filtration of daylight, ensuring visual comfort in every room.
Mijo has been living in the house since November 2012 and can attest to the well being it provides. The winter was harsh and yet, the internal temperature never dropped below 20° without any heating.
Given the price of energy these days, one could be certain that these constructions will become more popular!
This holiday rental is unique in France and it offers you the opportunity to discover and enjoy the unparalleled comfort that a passive home provides, equipped with a VMC turbofan and a central home automation system.
Away from the street, you will be able to appreciate the quiet areas, the greenery and the birds singing, all while being at only 500 metres from the Cathedral of Saint Eienne, listed by the UNESCO in 1992 as part of the World Heritage and which faces a marsh ranked in 2003 in the list of natural monuments and sites.