Four Green & Trendy
Home designs evolve over time and often reflect societal trends. We’ve reviewed the mainstream trends in American history, from Colonial homes to Contemporary style homes in a previous article, but we feel niche home designs deserve a little light shone on them too. The Green Movement and Environmentalism of the 20th century that were largely grassroots movements have budded into multiple industries that hold producing positive environmental impacts as one of their core beliefs. Home building is no exception. Earth-sheltered homes, tiny houses, homes made from recycled or alternative material, and Energy-Star home building are changes to home designs that were fostered with the idea of reducing carbon footprints.