It’s not so long ago that there those who were interested in the environment were thought of as a little odd, a bunch of misfits who seemed to take pleasure in warning us about the harm we were doing to the planet. Thankfully, this view has changed radically and in the last twenty years concern for our surroundings has seen environmentalism moving into the mainstream. These days it affects just about every area of our lives, and increasingly this includes our homes and the work place thanks to sustainable housing and a move towards buildings designed by green architects. This involves buildings which have been designed to have as little effect on the environment as possible. If you are thinking of having a home built which is environmentally sound, there are some factors which you should bear in mind. Clearly, you will take advice from a team of sustainable architects who will tell you everything you need to know about the project, but it won’t do you any harm to have a little more information! The first thing to bear in mind is that, despite what we see in the Celebrity magazines, you don’t need to live in a mansion, even if you have the means to pay for it. Also, remember that eco architects who design sustainable housing like to build into a natural landscape rather than over it. With these two points firmly in your mind, you will be ready to get more information and advice about sustainable housing from the experts.