It has been claimed that people who insulate their homes in Ireland are making wise decisions to safeguard their future.

John Henry Boyle has reportedly created a home in Donegal that has been designed to be energy efficient and take advantage of natural light, reports the Irish Independent.

Mr Boyle has created window seats that allow you to enjoy the views outside. He added that he has taken ventilation ideas from the Georgians by having windows on three sides, with only the side windows opening to allow air to circulate through them.

Furthermore, Mr Boyle ensured that he paid attention to the need for insulation in his home design.

"I'm planning for the future," he said.

Global Home Improvements suggests that insulation evenly distributed around a residential property produces better results than additional insulation applied to just one area, such as the attic.