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Affordable, Eco-friendly Modular Homes: Green Rednecks!

September 11, 2010

Found over at motherearthnews.com Go check them out for more great stuff.

In the midst of all the gloom, we’re happy to report some good news. Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, has announced its line of green modular homes. These 750-square-foot eco homes, dubbed “i-houses,” can be purchased online for less than $75,000.

The green buildings have enough eco-friendly features to achieve the platinum rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. To achieve LEED certification, homes must incorporate a design that saves energy and water, reduces carbon dioxide emissions, improves indoor environmental quality, and considers the impact of the materials used on natural resources. The platinum rating is LEED’s most prestigious award.

The i-houses include low-flow faucets, low-VOC materials, high-efficiency heat pumps, dual-flush toilets, roofs designed for rainwater harvesting, and insulated walls, roof and floors. Upgrades to bamboo flooring, Energy Star appliances and solar panels are also offered.

Despite the housing crunch, Clayton Homes is putting additional research and development into the i-houses, which CEO and president Kevin Clayton thinks will keep the project thriving.

Exact pricing is determined by several factors, including the model and features that are chosen. You can learn more at Clayton Homes online.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2010 11:18 pm

    As you wrote “…These 750-square-foot eco homes, dubbed “i-houses,” can be purchased online for less than $75,000.” Yesterday, I read article about Cost and Time saving of modular home from modulartoday.com. The typical modular home is priced $70-$80 per sq. ft.

    If home buyer is looking for “Green modular home”, The i-house project is very reasonable price for consideration.

    Anyway, home buyer must know that modular home price is very depending on the size and complexity of home plus delivery location, upgrades, and how much the owner wants.

    http://www.lifesbox.com – custom modular buildings manufacturer, Thailand.

  2. January 10, 2011 11:42 am

    This ihouses are amazing. But who is their target? Who is going to buy this? is it for a summer house or as a permanent residence? Do not misunderstand me, I think is a great idea and a step forward for green technologies.

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