We believe that Americans deserve to live comfortably in a quality home and still have money left over to spend on travel, fun and family.
The tiny house movement, which advocates simple living in smaller homes, has been growing in popularity among homebuyers over the past year. Consumers are realizing that buying larger homes requires taking out a larger mortgage and straining the daily budget. Tiny houses are a solution to this problem because they offer budget flexibility and simple, efficient layouts. Recognizing the similarities between tiny house homeowners and their own customers, Clayton Homes has embraced the core values of this trend and will continue to build affordable homes that support the lifestyle choice many Americans now embrace.
The tiny house movement gained steam during the recent financial crisis. Homeowners wanted to live in smaller houses, many less than 600 square feet, that were more affordable, easier to maintain, and energy efficient. Followers of the recent trend will find floor plans available through Clayton Homes that exemplify this lifestyle, including the tech-savvy Gen Now Concept Home unveiled at the 2014 Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders meeting.
“The tiny house movement has many of the same core values we embrace at Clayton Homes,” noted Kevin Clayton, CEO. “We believe that Americans deserve to live comfortably in a quality home and still have money left over to spend on travel, fun and family.”
Clayton Homes has now made features commonly popular in tiny houses available in all of their floor plans:
About Clayton Homes
Clayton Homes has built more than 1.5 million homes since 1956, winning multiple awards for design and construction. Through its affiliates and family of brands, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures manufactured and modular homes, as well commercial and educational buildings. As the nation’s largest home builder*, Clayton Homes is a vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company whose purpose is opening doors to a better life, one home at a time.
* America's Largest Homebuilder in 2013 as of 6/12/2014, based on a comparison of the number of manufactured homes sold to the number of site built homes sold as reported by builderonline.com and the number of manufactured homes shipped as compared to all other manufactured home manufacturers as reported by the Manufactured Housing Institute.