Gallery: Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Soon a wind turbine will be installed to meet the home's total energy demand and provide energy enough to charge a Chevy Volt, which has a plug on the exterior of the house.
Soon a wind turbine will be installed to meet the home's total energy demand and provide energy enough to charge a Chevy Volt, which has a plug on the exterior of the house.

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL lighting, water saving fixtures, low e energy efficient windows, and composite decking from renewable sources. Each home is clad in low maintenance and durable materials like fiber cement board, metal siding, and metal roofs. The butterfly roof collects rainwater and directs it into a buried cistern near the home.

A geothermal heat pump provides energy efficient heating and cooling, while a solar system on the roof generates electricity for the home. Soon a wind turbine will be installed to meet the home’s total energy demand and provide enough power to charge a Chevy Volt, which has a plug on the exterior of the house. The owner and Clayton Homes will be holding an open house this weekend, August 12th & 13th, to show off the new home as well as the organic farm development on which it is located. Clayton Homes is currently working on the release of the iHouse 2.0, with upgraded features and a new design.

+ iHouse by Clayton Homes

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  1. Eric Vermeesch May 18, 2014 at 4:29 am


  2. picker7 January 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

    This Ihouse, called the Savannah Ihouse because we are near Savannah,Ga., is situated on my intentional community, Green Bridge Farm. We are catering more to working professionals or middle class. I wish home ownership was within everyones reach but if you can find a house for 30k its not well built unless its a mini house. The basic ihouse costs about $100.00 per sq. ft. Thats cheaper than a stick built on site house can be built. We looked into building with SIPS panels but the cost went up to $150.00 per sq. ft. I am currently working on shipping container house designs which we hope to sell for $70.00-$80.00 per sq. ft.
    Building sustainable affordable housing is a real challenge that i am trying meet! Come see us!

  3. Fury September 22, 2012 at 1:00 am

    This sounds great, but there is a major problem. It is illegal to collect rain water in the USA, even from your roof. They seem to be very serious about this. A man who had permits built a pond on his land 37 years ago in Oregon. He was arrested and went to jail this year. They drained his pond killing his fish. They did not care he had a state permit, they Federal government says no! Solve this and I’m in!

  4. solarmanjd September 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

    the real reason for not posting is I am in direct competition to you even though I am thinking of the Philanthropic side something you are not any were near…

  5. Firefly069 September 20, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Lenisa has asked the question I too wonder. Is this affordable for the average American? I see too many ‘green’ houses and cars that are way out of financial reach for most of us. Living off the grid can be done by those of us with little income, but it involves oil lamps, propane or wood for heat and cooking and a hand a pump out back…Make these houses and alternate energy sources more affordable and more people can buy them which means a larger portion of the population making less of an impact on the environment.

  6. Lenisa September 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Curious is this is an AFFORDABLE home for the many or just for the well off few…I would love to have an energy efficient car too, but at the cost of over $40 grand, it is out of reach for people like me and most everyone I know…I am all for being kinder to the environment. Can’t it be made affordable so more people can do it…???

  7. Yosh August 14, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Really nice house.
    Helps conserve energy and more likely very close to nature.
    How greeny. :)

    Mark Luther

  8. Tracanne August 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I am currently applying for business grants. I have identified one other potential green building option, however after reading about your goal and designs I am interested in possibilities of working with iHouse for my business adventure.

    I would like to know what you have done to accomodate for wheelchair accessiblity? I want my business to be completely asseccible.

    Thank you

    Tracanne Nelson

  9. SolarManJD August 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Looks like Clayton took my advice… My Idea I gave them 4yrs ago and ran With it…Good for you…I did this ,Because it is the Right thing to do…
    My Life’s Goal is to Change the Way we as A Society think about the way we produce and use Energy… the only difference I would have added water catch Cistern for rain water..

    JD Polk

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