Wooden houses are a more ecological and economic alternative than homes made of traditional brick and concrete. Wood is not only a part of nature, but its use is beneficial for the environment. These wooden homes are made from natural, non-petroleum materials that are recyclable and biodegradable and are also considered ‘ecological’. Balinese wooden house. Sustainable construction The wood used in sustainable construction is certified and originate in responsible logging: the manufacturers plant new trees for each tree they fell. For them, maintaining this balance is important.