Clayton E House

We’ve talked a bit about Clayton’s iHouse so it’s only fair that we touch on Clayton’s eHouse that came out in 2009 with 3 different options, e1140, e990 and two bedroom e900 all being 16 foot wide. Each number represented the square footage. Costs were $45 to $49 per square foot with a baseline of  $42,135. Needless to say, these homes were not intended for large families since 2 bedrooms was the max.

The eHouse was a lower cost version of the iHouse. Its design was more restrained and traditional but it still had several environmentally friendly features. Unfortunately, the eHouse was discontinued but we can still get great inspiration!

Clayton's eHouse

Some of the strongest advantages of the ehouse were the passive solar design. However, by putting a few windows on the North and most of the windows on the South, the home had to be in the east/west position to utilize the design.

Clayton's eHouseTransom windows and an offset gable roof with sloped ceiling allowed maximum light disbursement for the home. The highest point of the slope was 9 foot going down to 8 foot, which still provides ample ceiling height and allows solar to do its job.
Clayton's eHouse-English: Passive solar heating illustration. P...

The ehouse had several packages to choose from. With each package, you could choose your layout, trim, material for flooring and even add a faux rock entertainment center. Here are the photos found on Clayton’s Flickr stream for the ehouse (since their website no longer has any information for the ehouse).

Clayton's eHouse

Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse

The bedrooms had built-in storage options, closet options, and flooring options. Here are a few bedrooms from their stream:

Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse

Bathrooms were a decent size with plenty of options as well. Here are both the light and dark options:

Clayton's eHouse
Clayton's eHouse

Perhaps the ihouse and ehouse were before their time. Perhaps they were priced and marketed wrong. Possibly, America mainstream just wasn’t interested in the product. If you’ve read this blog much, you’d know that I think a real state of the art marketing campaign needs to be produced for manufactured housing as a whole. By acknowledging and educating the public, on a high impact national level, the industry could re-invent itself. Look at political ads and the pure volume of TV commercials. Politicians use that tactic because it works. I’m certain it would help the industry just as much.

With all that said, I’m excited to see what’s next. The potential that manufactured homes have is limitless and the designs could be endless. Eventually, they will get it all right and make a new home that takes the country by storm and I’ll be here to write about it when it happens!

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