Clayton Homes i-house: Green Prefab Under $100,000

Clayton Homes i-house: Green Prefab Under $100,000

Sarah Coffey
May 11, 2009

Back in December, we noticed that Warren Buffet was investing in prefab amid an international housing crisis. Now his modular housing business, Clayton Homes, has launched the i-house, a model that starts at 723 square feet for around $75,000. Are we entering a new era of mainstream prefab housing?

When we wrote about Clayton Homes last year, we mentioned that their style leaned towards traditional modular and "manufactured" (aka trailer) homes. The i-house is a direct departure from that aesthetic, evoking more modern prefab models from designers like Michelle Kaufmann or Rocio Romero.

The home also includes a number of standard green features, such as Energy Star appliances, bamboo floors, no-VOC paint, low-e windows, and a rainwater catchment system. To calculate shipping costs, the site generates estimated delivery by zip code. Shipping to our neighborhood in Chicago, for instance, ran a little under $3,000.

• For a virtual tour of the i-house and more information, click here.

More coverage across the Web:
Associated Press
Jetson Green
Low Impact Living
Popular Mechanics

(Images: Clayton Homes i-house)

posted originally from: AT:Chicago

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