Eco-Home Owners Lose Financing for Going Green

While homeowners s

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earthship, biotecture, ecohome

cramble to make their pads more environmentally friendly, Joe and Laura Hagar worry that their place might be too earth-conscious. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Colorado-based couple is having major difficulties finding a lender who will refinance their home, a 2,700-foot rancher made out of 17,000 old tires, as well as cans, bottles and plastic plates.

To make the home solid, the whole thing is covered a layer of concrete, clay and stucco. "We lovingly call it the trash house," Ms. Hagar said.