Eco-friendly, inlaw-friendly homes (video)

New Avenue Homes founder Kevin Casey is rethinking how we live by focusing on multi-generational living. SmartPlanet catches up with Casey on one of his construction projects.

To home builder Kevin Casey's way of thinking, you shouldn't have to venture over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother's house. You should only have to walk across the back yard.

New Avenue Homes founder Kevin Casey is rethinking how we live by focusing on multi-generational living, where grandparents, parents, and kids share one piece of land with two homes on it. His company builds eco-friendly backyard cottages that are meant for the grandparents. SmartPlanet visits Casey on one of his construction projects in Orinda, Calif.

This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "Downsizing to an eco-friendly home."

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