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464 Sq. Ft. Low Country Tiny House

This is the 464 Sq. Ft. Low Country Model by Clayton Tiny Homes in Alabama.

The one-level, one-bedroom home is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect option for anyone wary of steps. But the best part of Clayton Tiny Homes is that this builder constructs tiny homes to the small modular home standards in your state, as well as the International Residential Code (although they only deliver to a handful of states because of this).

Clayton will also work to get your tiny home plans approved by your local government, and to help you build according to the zoning requirements in your town so your tiny home is fully legal! They can’t change the laws, but they can help you abide by them.

Have questions about what that means? You can read all about those details in their blog post here.

Please enjoy the pictures, 3D tour, and learn more about the Low Country model below!

Related: The Dreamwood Humble House Park Model

Low Country Model by Clayton Tiny Homes

Images via Clayton Tiny Homes

Large French doors open into the light and bright living room.

Both walls are covered in floor to ceiling windows.

The master bedroom is spacious with plenty of room to move around.

I like the grey walls inside the bathroom. Residential toilet.

Love that they utilized the “high” space for additional storage.

Click here to take a 3D tour of the place. You don’t want to miss it!

Features

  • 464 sqft. (Heated & Cooled)
  • Sleeping Accommodations for up to 4
  • Large energy efficient Ply Gem® French Doors
  • Innovative Summit Appliance® combo washer/dryer
  • Subway tile tub surround in bathroom
  • Stainless Steel Summit Appliance® range, dishwasher, & 30” refrigerator
  • 3 walls of windows in living space make for 270 degrees of view
  • Open Cathedral ceilings at Living room and Master Bedroom
  • Built in Bar Dining seats 4
  • Queen size bed at Master w/ full height closet storage and a built-in desk
  • Materials
  • Premium Cedar Shake Shingles
  • Time-tested, all-natural Poplar bark siding
  • Stylish vertical Ship Lap
  • Beautiful 7” Oak hardwood flooring
  • Sleek quartz countertops
  • Energy efficient Ply Gem® windows and doors

Available In These States (As of Month Listed):

  • May – Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee
  • June – Georgia, South Carolina, Iowa
  • July – North Carolina, Kentucky
  • September – Florida
  • December – Texas

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • Susan June 4, 2017, 1:07 pm

    Very nice small home. Tiny homes tend to be difficult for older adults, as the beds are usually in lofts with ladders, that you have to crawl in and out of. Unfortunately some “tiny house” devotees” have an issue with small homes. Not sure why. You still have a smaller footprint, and it can easily be done without the need for fossil fuels. there’s a whole market out there. Keep working on it people…

    • henk boonstra June 4, 2017, 1:15 pm

      Heat hear!

    • James D. June 4, 2017, 6:16 pm

      Yes, Susan, some people seem to confuse the point with a specific way of doing it…

      I prefer Zack Giffins attitude that it should be considered “appropriate housing”… One doesn’t have to go to extremes to live a less wasteful and more fulfilling lifestyle.

      Going tiny is not a competition where everyone has to reach the same level but an opportunity to optimize one’s life to be more efficient and fulfilling.

      People also have to realize that not everyone is going to have the same needs… A individual is going to need a lot less space than a family, a person running a business from their own home will need more space than someone who only needs a living space, etc.

      What should be remembered is these houses ultimately have to be homes that has to be suitable to all who live in them… and it should ultimately only matter to the person or persons who live in the house.

      Part of the things the Tiny House movement should be showing itself to be against is the attitude that we should all have to live the same way… When it’s attitudes like that which led to the present problems with housing as it is and the loss of individual rights on how we can choose to live… We won’t solve problems by repeating the reasons we have them!

    • Uisce June 4, 2017, 6:57 pm

      Tried to post this right after Susan’s comment but for some reason, it didn’t post. Respectfully disagree with Dominick about “wasted” space, and the implication that a tiny house cannot have open space.
      My outlook is more like Susan’s. Can we agree that there are many different types of people, with different needs? Older people who have spent many, many years in a standard home may find it difficult to make the switch to tiny living without some open space, and many older people need a ground floor bedroom for health and safety reasons, making the space-saving loft bedroom a non-starter for them. So if some open space and a ground floor instead of space-efficient loft bedroom is what it takes to have the fastest-growing population in the US make the switch to tiny, how is that space truly wasted? I’ve also heard said that because tiny living frees you up to spend time outside, a tiny house doesn’t need to be much more than 200′. So the non-outdoorsy types should just stay away from tiny? How does that make sense from a perspective of using fewer resources for home-building if a significant population can’t be accommodated?
      Personally, this is one of the rare tiny homes I’ve seen that reminds me (admittedly an older person) of “home” rather a garden shed on steroids. I need a tiny home with some personality beyond the standard slant roof/tall sides/different colored front door I see so many times on this site and TV shows. Reminds me of Levitt-town only on wheels. This Low Country home fits the bill. I want to refrain from feeling claustrophobic in my own home, and want room for a cushy couch I can veg out on vs something with a 4″ foam cushion and back that makes me sit bolt upright. I want to entertain without worrying that it will rain or snow, because then how do we all fit inside and still have room to pass the chips and dip without elbowing someone, or let the grandkids play without breaking things because everything is so very close? I need closet space for my professional wardrobe – and yes, my professional wardrobe is more than 1 suit, 1 dress, and 1 pair of shoes that must go with everything – rather than stuffing my dresses and suits into a cubby and having to iron out wrinkles every work day.
      464′ still uses less resources than a standard home, and still requires one to pare down belongings. Are those not worthy goals? I guess I just don’t understand why some devotees want to dictate what tiny living must be rather than understanding that different people have different needs. Rather than force people to adapt to a concept of “tiny,” how about broadening the look and feel to bring more people into the fold? One person’s “wasted space” can be the catalyst for another person saying “you know, I really could live like this.”

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 3:30 pm

        I love this discussion, guys! I think it’s super important to remember that “one size doesn’t fit all.” 🙂 The question shouldn’t be “Is this tiny enough to defend against peer pressure from other tiny housers?” but “Is this space the space I need?” If you need 464 sq. ft. — go for it! If you only need 100, all the power to you. And if you need 1,000 because you have kids/pets/mobility issues, then we shouldn’t judge.

  • Dominick Bundy June 4, 2017, 1:16 pm

    Nice, But wayyyy too big and open wasted space for a tiny house..

    • Uisce June 4, 2017, 3:08 pm

      Respectfully, I disagree. Not everyone is the same in terms of spatial needs or has the same reasons for moving into a tiny home. Older people who have spent their lives in larger homes may need a sense of space around them in order to feel comfortable in a tiny home, and most of them require a first floor bedroom for health and safety reasons. Others may like the concept of a tiny home but shy way because they would feel claustrophobic in something without a sense of space. I’ve heard said that tiny homes are great because one spends more time outdoors, leaving non-outdoorsy types out of the equation.
      For me, this is one of the few tiny homes I’ve seen with an outside that looks like my idea of “home” versus a shed on steroids, wouldn’t make me feel as if I was sacrificing living space, wouldn’t make me feel claustrophobic, and feel as if I might have some room to have friends over without everyone being discomforted or me worrying that we would all have to be crammed indoors if it rains or snows. Those are my needs, so the open space isn’t “wasted” at all.
      A 464′ home is still smaller and uses less resources than a standard house, and still requires most to pare down belongings to those essential. Aren’t those worthwhile goals? Why is it that many tiny home aficionados think there is only one way to live and be comfortable? I don’t understand why there can’t be room for other mindsets in the world of tiny living.

    • amsterdamsel June 4, 2017, 4:43 pm

      This small house is not being promoted as a tiny house. It is a *small* house. Its footprint is about 460 sq feet. I actually like the interior. The exterior reminds me of the park models that one always sees online.

      • James D. June 4, 2017, 5:45 pm

        While “tiny” can be subjective… The actual max is around 500 sq ft…

        For example, that’s the legal limit of how big you can build and still have it on wheels… It’s also what TV shows like Tiny House Nation specifically state is the upper limit, and with the average house being over 2600 sq ft it’s still less than a quarter the size of the average house size…

        While typically small houses are considered to be in the 600 to 1200 sq ft…

        Not that it really matters, you don’t have to go microscopic to still scale down and live more minimalistically and there should actually be a range because what’s okay for a single person won’t be okay for a big family… So should actually be considered what’s tiny for a individual to what’s tiny for a family…

        Anyway, Clayton Homes is a traditional house builder that specializes in modular/manufactured structures that can be built at their factory and delivered to the final site.

        It appears they have done Park Models as well… So not too surprising that it may look similar as they’re not going for user specific customized structures but one size fits all structures…

        It is turnkey and the layout works well for people who won’t want a loft bed and still want it to feel roomy with high ceilings, etc.

        The space is pretty usable and there’s even a work desk in the bedroom area and a door to the rear as well as the front entrance…

        These are build strong, so they can still be easily moved like you would a container home and have all high end appliances, etc.

        But those looking for the personalized appeal of Tiny Houses, especially with creative uses of space and multi-usage space, should look elsewhere…

    • Eric June 4, 2017, 7:28 pm

      Dominic, you should take heed of James D.’s comment above.

      And, it is a small house rather than a tiny house. What works for you, doesn’t necessarily work for others. Especially those with mobility issues.

  • Gigi June 4, 2017, 1:45 pm

    A lovely little home that gives you the full-size look. Just perfect!

  • henk boonstra June 4, 2017, 1:52 pm

    OOPS typo! Should’ve been: “Hear hear!”

  • James D. June 4, 2017, 5:32 pm

    Clayton Tiny Homes are just part of Clayton Homes, which is a long time modular/manufactured house company. They’re a national company with branches in nearly every state but their main corporate office is actually in Tennessee…

    This particular model was on Fox Business News Channel, so look up…

    “Clayton Homes CEO gives a walkthrough of the ‘tiny’ home”
    and…
    “Clayton Homes CEO on launching ‘tiny’ homes”

    On youtube to see a quick walkthrough and interview with the CEO…

    Price tag is $109.000 and they also have a beach style model…

    Tiny House Listings seems to also have posted a video for a Park Model by Clayton Homes… “Clayton Homes Builds Tiny Houses”….

    While they also released a earlier modular/manufactured house that was listed for around $75,000… “PREFAB FRIDAY $75,000 Clayton “I-house””…

  • Alison June 4, 2017, 6:15 pm

    If I had the space, I would build something like this. Look at the 3D tour–it’s great. You can see the floor plan and everything. Seems efficient, comfortable.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 3:36 pm

      Glad you clicked on the 3D tour. Totally worth it!

  • RUSTY June 4, 2017, 6:20 pm

    I love this small home, just the right size; roomy but not big. It is colorless and drab, a little grey goes a long way; June gloom year round. I would like just a one piece shower-no grout in the shower. Solar only for electricity. No Cathedral ceilings as the rooms are cold in the winter. Love everything on main floor no ladders to spoil the look.

  • Kim June 5, 2017, 12:28 am

    This home is amazing. I would totally do this. Great open floor plan while giving those of us who want and need a first floor bedroom with some privacy. The only thing i wd change is the space above shower/tub. I would want a taller ceiling ovrr tub. Other wise, my fav small house.

  • keepyourpower June 5, 2017, 1:26 am

    This is Berkshire-Hathaway built…not going to be inexpensive! Love it, though. And I actually live in the Lowcountry of SC.

    Either Buffett, or Gates own B-H.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 3:22 pm

      Yea they didn’t have prices listed but I bet these could cost quite a pretty penny!

  • mary braunger June 5, 2017, 11:16 am

    How much is this house?

  • Joe June 5, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Beautiful small home. All the windows make it even better.

  • Carol Perry June 5, 2017, 7:04 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! The home is done up just beautifully! Love everything about it! Thank You for sharing! Loved touring it! 🌹

  • Fredrick June 9, 2017, 10:40 am

    https://www.thenation.com/article/shelters-clinton-built/

    Here is the link to the article and several others about the devastating
    deeds of Clayton Homes.

    There is also a Slide Show of the buildings, if it is still online, considering
    the article is from 2011.

  • Fredrick June 9, 2017, 10:55 am

    Hi Natalie and everyone.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/the-mobile-home-trap-how-a-warren-buffett-empire-preys-on-the-poor/

    Please d0 more due diligence before praising Clayton Homes. They are
    only on the Tiny House Movement bandwagon, because they can cheat even more folks. BEWARE. stay away from Clayton Homes.

    they are parasites for decades and above is link to an article to prove that to who/m/ever chooses to educate themself.
    I think it is important to get the word out to folks.

    Clayton Homes also built the lovely Hurricane Katrina FEMA trailers which were laced with formaldehyde. and they got a NO BID $1Million contract to cheat folks after the Haiti earthquake.

    Berkshire Hathaway also bought up all of Clayton Homes’ competitors, so that they control the market on how to skin the hides off of poor folks, any way they can.

    BEing a writer, I ask that you write an article for this website, which tells folks to steer clear of Clayton Homes, otherwise, many folks will get cheated due to reading an article such as this one.

    Thank you for spreading the good news about Tiny Homes.
    Warm regards.
    Fredrick

  • Roger June 11, 2017, 5:54 am

    Interesting how the comments on this (rather nice IMHO) smaller than average house seem to focus on whether or not it is ‘small enough’.
    If we go down this particular rabbit hole where will we end up I wonder?
    If we can manage to fit everything we (absolutely) need in under 100 square feet is that all we should have?
    The less ‘stuff’ we have the smaller the home we need so let’s get rid of excess ‘stuff’. While we are at it, we don’t ‘need’ to have pets (or children for that matter).
    I have done some climbing and hiking over the years, and think I could live (in a functional sense) with less than 100 pounds of gear; but I wouldn’t want to do it forever and I’m sure none of you would come anywhere near me after the first week.
    So, how about a formula as a bit of a guide?
    Maybe 100 square feet for the basics, plus 100 square feet for each adult and 50 for each child. Add or subtract according to your needs, but two adults in 300 square feet might be a reasonable starting point…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 12, 2017, 2:35 pm

      I think the tricky thing is that we people rarely fit in formulas. We have different needs and preferences, even if we want to go tiny (or smaller).

  • John June 11, 2017, 8:30 am

    Price starts in the low $100’s ?
    Wow.

  • Theresa July 8, 2017, 3:04 pm

    I love the house and where it is parked even more. Being able to take the 3d tour shows off a lot of the nicer things I wouldn’t have noticed and make me want it even more. I must say this is the first home without a loft that I would even consider.

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