With the HGTV Dream Home 2012 in Park City, Utah recently handed over to a woman from Pennsylvania, it’s on to the next round of the home-giving competition with the Green Home 2012 Giveaway. HGTV’s Green Home is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a modern farmhouse decked out in sustainable and eco-friendly design. Features of the prize include a new 2012 GMC Terrain and $100,000, along with the house. Participants can enter twice daily starting April 12, 2012, for a chance to win HGTV’s Green Home 2012 package.
But Serenbe, Georgia isn’t the best of locations HGTV has picked for its Green Home locale. Check out the houses from past years and see what makes the cut.
Denver, CO; 2011 – Located in Stapleton, a sustainable community just a short drive from downtown Denver, is built in a modern prairie-style design. It has three bedrooms and includes a business center on the second floor. Among the eco design elements are exterior solar lights and up-cycled pillows.
Plymouth, MA; 2010 -The two-story “green” cottage located on Martha’s Vineyard boasts 2,100 square feet of living space, including a third-level view tower. Rain water seeps back into the ground through the permeable walkways, and solar panels line the roof of this eco-friendly home.
Port St. Lucie, FL; 2009 – To fit in with its surrounding community, the HGTV Green Home 2009 was erected with modern Spanish architecture in mind. Terra cotta shades complimented the surrounding buildings, yet features like double-pane energy-saving windows and weather-wicker outdoor chairs give it a green home glow.
Hilton Head, SC; 2008 – The first house to be erected for the HGTV Green Home competition, this traditional home relies on its southern sunlight to brighten the 2,000-square-foot home. Features include various heating and cooling systems, along with solar collectors, to keep the house running.