Preston at Jetson Green picks his "top five super green modern homes," most of which will be known to TreeHugger readers. "They're ultra-stylish and ultra-green." One trend we like is that they are getting smaller and more urban; modern green design is no longer just the preserve of the very rich, but is becoming accessible to the moderately rich- not too many people can afford a ::Living Home but Michelle Kaufmann's new MKLotus is reasonably sized, and ::5IVE is not excessive.
With housing starts in the USA at their lowest point in ten years and the mortgage crisis expanding, the cost of construction should begin to drop as demand for construction labour and building materials falls. Perhaps the premium for good green design will fall as well. ::Jetson Green