On Saturday, the world descended upon Omaha, Nebraska for the annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA and BRKB). Clayton Homes is one of the company's subsidiaries and officially launched the much talked about i-house at the annual meeting. We mentioned the i-house in January, and since that time, a number of readers have asked about specifics. Well, the i-house website is now up, and Clayton Homes is giving us details:
The i-house comes with a number of standard green features: R-21 wall insulation, R-30 floor insulation, R-30 roof insulation, low-e windows, dual-flush toilets, galvanized metal roofing, corrugated steel siding, butterfly roof with rainwater collection, and no-VOC paints. For a price, purchasers can get 2 kW of solar ($13.4k), tankless water heater ($890), and Energy Star stackable w/d ($1,350), etc.
A. i-house I – $74,900
The first option for the i-house includes 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in a 723 square feet package. This smaller i-house can be configured in at least seven different ways, depending on whether you go with one of three flex structures and different porch sizes. The flex structures range in size from 268 – 620 square feet.
B. i-house II – $93,300
The second option for the i-house includes 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in a 1023 square feet package. The larger i-house can also be configured in a least seven different ways, depending on the three available flex structures and different porches.
A major question for prefab buyers is the cost of delivery. Clayton uses your zip code and your package and calculates shipping for you. Price clarity is a big part of everything on the i-house website, and buyers will certainly appreciate knowing (with the exception of land, foundation, permitting, and connection costs) what they're paying for.
See the first built Clayton Homes i-house.
Photos & renderings: Clayton Homes.