Noah's Ark Global Villages will be like small towns used to be. The downtown section of most small America in towns build from 1880 to 1938 were, in most cases, 2 story brick buildings with stores on the first floor and the owner's home on the second floor (like the picture of downtown Knoxville above). In a time before automobiles, it was convenient and economical to have the business and homes in the same place. The same is true for us. Our GreenFire Superhomes™ are built vertically instead of horizontally, this gives our Village the authentic historic look, feel, and functionality of a pre-1938 American town.