Clayton Homes, the largest manufactured home company in the United States, recently unveiled the revolutionary i-house, a modular, energy-efficient, customizable dwelling. According to the Associated Press:
“A 1,000-square-foot prototype unveiled at a Clayton show in Knoxville a few months ago was priced at around $140,000. It came furnished, with a master bedroom, full bath, open kitchen and living room with Ikea cabinetry, two ground-level deck areas and a separate “flex room” with a second full bath and a second-story deck covered by a sail-like canopy.”
The house includes a rainwater catchment system, flush-mounted solar panels, bamboo flooring, and multiple Energy Star-rated features, such as a tankless water heater, glazed windows, and dual-flush toilets. Clayton’s website allows interested people to examine the home’s features and create their own layout, and even gives a delivered cost estimate.
This just might be the house of the future.