Home Buying & Selling
March 22, 2022

Which Eco-Friendly House Type is for You?

An eco-friendly home is built sustainably in a way that results in the least impact to the environment possible. This is done through the use of sustainable materials, eco-friendly designs, and environmentally friendly appliances. There are lots of different kinds of eco-friendly homes with lots of factors to consider like budget, climate, and any personal preferences.

Earth Domes

An interior view of an earth dome with wood panels and glass detailing the dome shape.

Earth domes, as you may be able to guess from the name, come in the shape of a dome. They are eco-friendly, low in cost, and simple to design and build. Earth domes are durable and have the ability to withstand natural disasters.

Prefab Homes

Prefab homes are a great way to have an energy efficient home on a budget. These types of home are built in a factory which produces less waste than building on site and saves you money. And that’s not all! Often, manufacturers design these homes according to eco-friendly standards like making sure they are well insulated.

Tiny Homes

A dark gray tiny home with decorative flowers surrounding it.

A tiny home, being under 600 square feet, takes less energy to build, heat, and cool. These are great earth-friendly options for anyone who doesn’t mind downsizing.

Container Homes

A container home is made from old steel shipping containers. This eco-friendly choice allows you to recycle materials and refrain from cutting down trees.

Solar Paneled Homes

Building or buying a house that has solar panels is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint as the solar panels use solar energy to heat and cool your home.

The Right Eco-Friendly Home

When it comes to buying or building your dream house, the eco-friendliness of a home relies on several factors. The way its built, the materials used, and the resources and energy applied all determine how environmentally friendly a house is. If protecting the environment matters to you, there are plenty of options for beautiful and unique eco-friendly homes. When you’re ready to start your homebuying journey, remember to contact us. Depending on what kind of eco-friendly home you’ve got your eye on, we can help find the right financing option.

It's important to note that some of these eco-friendly homes may have financing challenges. Our dedicated Loan Originators can help you through every step of the process and answer every question you have along the way, including qualification guidelines for your loan options.

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