Clayton Introduces Tiny Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting
National homebuilder showcases Designer Cottages Tiny Home at Oracle of Omaha’s annual event
MARYVILLE, Tenn., May 6, 2017— Clayton, a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of the leading builders of manufactured, modular and site built homes, will feature architect Jeffrey Dungan’s Low Country floorplan from the Designer Cottages Tiny Homes collection on Saturday, May 6, at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. during Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholders Meeting.
This year Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be invited to tour the Low Country, a Clayton tiny home design from the Designer Cottages. These small modular homes are built indoors at a Clayton home building facility in Addison, Ala. specifically fitted to build Clayton Tiny Homes. The facility is ISO 14001 registered for green building practices, and the tiny homes are built to the International Residential Code (IRC), which is a small modular home designed for permanent living. This small modular home exemplifies the growing trend toward smarter living spaces with luxury amenities and clever storage solutions.
“We’ve been providing Clayton homes for over 60 years with unique floorplans and different sizes, so it made sense for Clayton to be the builder that brings tiny homes to a national scale,” said CEO Kevin Clayton. “Developing this series has allowed us to discover another innovative product to offer to the public.”
The 464-sq. foot Low Country offers 270 degrees of window views while providing plentiful natural light throughout the interior. There are vaulted ceilings throughout the home to make the home feel larger while the master bedroom accommodates a full-size bed and full-height closet. Upscale amenities include brand-name appliances, oak hardwood floors and exterior details such as poplar bark siding, a cedar shake and metal roof, French doors and a covered front porch.
Clayton has hired Jim Greer to lead its tiny home initiative as National Tiny Homes Brand Manager.
“The tiny home movement is driven by people who want to downsize their living space with an efficient, stylish home design,” said Jim Greer. “By listening to our customers, we started to see a growing demand for minimalism, high-quality materials and increased functionality.”
The Designer Cottages exemplifies Clayton’s commitment to housing innovation, rethinking functionality and exploring a range of housing solutions in America.
“At Clayton, one of our most important guiding principles is to ‘try a lot of stuff and keep what works’,” said Clayton. “New ventures such as tiny homes allow us to become more innovative while answering homeowner needs and trends. The tiny collection is an example of the innovation and solution-exploration that we always want to bring to the housing market.”
Clayton will be slowly expanding the available reach of its Clayton Tiny Homes Designer Cottages outward from select states in the coming months. Those interested in finding out more can sign up for the email newsletter at DesignerSeriesTinyHomes.com or follow the Clayton Tiny Homes Facebook page.
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happiness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. In 2016, Clayton built more than 41,000 homes. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.