Two complementary movements are converging all over the country. On one hand, you have more people scaling back their lifestyles, exemplified by the rise of the tiny home, and on the other, you have our population’s growing desire to go “off grid,” for which solar power is the key component. Solar Installations in the US have grown 58% over this time last year:
The news about home building these days seems conflicted between the ever-growing trend toward tiny house living and the return of the McMansion. But both sync up perfectly with demographic trends.
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A Wall Street Journal blog this week expounded on the fact that the size of new homes sold in the United States just hit its largest median EVER: 2,415 square feet. But the writers quickly add that this figure may be short-lived—a blip in the market as we transition to the age of the millennial, the first-time, middle class buyer, who is expected to boost the market for smaller, first-time homes.
Green Builder Media's March 5, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
Diogenes’ Dilemma Known as one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy, the ancient Greek, Diogenes, is best remembered for carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be searching for “an honest man.” What kind of luck would he have in today’s world?
Green Builder Media's February 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
Hot 50 Here Now! Each February, Green Builder Media’s editorial team releases our Hot 50 list, comprised of the greenest, most resource efficient, and advanced building products available on the market today.