Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”


We love this prefab home because it’s extremely energy efficient and affordable coming in at under $75,000 for the smaller model and under $94,000 for the larger model. Clayton Homes, the largest manufacturers of mobile homes in the U.S., recently released this high tech green home that is far removed from your standard trailer park dwelling.

Coined the “i-house,” it is 30 percent more energy efficient than regular homes – with monthly energy bills topping at under $70 a month. Equipped with solar panels on the roof that cut energy consumption in half, energy-efficient appliances, super insulation, and “low emissivity” film windows just to name a few!

Clayton Homes expects to sell 2000 i-houses per year because of it’s attraction to first-time home buyers with it’s low price or people who are looking for an energy-efficient, affordable vacation home. Each model can be configured seven different ways but all the homes come with the standard corrugated steel siding, a roof that collects rainwater, bamboo floors and low-VOC paint. Popular Mechanics said that the home has the look-and-feel of a home built by IKEA, offering the type of customization and style that we have come to expect from the Swedish company.

+ Clayton Homes

via Fast Company and Jetson Green


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  1. JimInNevada May 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    A single-wide by any other name is still a single-wide.

  2. mype4nut May 22, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Wow, what a great looking prefab home. The interior, however, is looking quite a lot like an ad for IKEA. There are other budjet-minded options out there for furnishings!

  3. rhicks May 22, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I really like this home, however, after configuring all of the options takes the price to $177k. Yes, the PV option is a must! 😉 Hopefully I will get the chance to tour one someday.

  4. terrym May 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Extremely good looking buildings.

    The pricing would appeal to many young and first time homeowners.

    The problem being with such aspects as the solar panels etc i really do not think they would provide much in the way of energy within the UK as we only receive sunshine once every blue moon!

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