"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

We are starting to see more and more baby boomers retiring and taking stock of their living options. Many of them are looking outside of the U.S. at places like Mexico, Costa Rica and the island of Roatan, off the coast of Honduras. Tropical island homes are affordable and the cost of living is low. How many times has someone said, "Let's just pick up and move to a tropical island."?

Most of us will agree that home building is never going to be the same. Large, voluminous and pretentious homes are going to be few and far between, at least for a while. Smart homes that are well engineered and carefully built are going to be on everyone's list. Energy conservation and sustainable design have never been more important.

This is one of the main principles behind Green Building. Geothermal HVAC, tankless water heaters and engineered wall systems are just some of the many features that makes John Brooks Custom Homes so extremely energy efficient.

Just as hybrid cars are all the rage so are high-performance, green homes.

Spend some time on our site to see what Roatan's premier builder of custom green homes is all about.