Saturday, May 09, 2009

Green Prefab Comes of Age

A Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary debuts a line of green prefab homes... the basic "i-house" starts at under $75,000, with a bunch of optional add-ons. Via DailyKos. Is this the sort of thing that Sean Hannity believes Obama will soon be forcing everyone to buy?

While it's risky to second-guess Warren Buffett, I have some reservations about whether this will be a money-maker (we are living in an era of green-washing, are we not?). And I wonder sometimes if us tree-huggers can't see the forest for the trees. Call me an elitist but the whole idea of green prefab doesn't fit my idea of what a truly sustainable and relocalized post-carbon economy would look like. But in the meantime it'll do.