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The Saltbox by Clayton Tiny Homes (450 sq. ft.)

This is another awesome one-story build by Clayton Tiny Homes in Alabama: The 45o Sq. Ft. Saltbox Model.

If you ever get lucky enough to find beach-front property, this is the house you’ll want to build (but honestly, it would look awesome anywhere). It’s sleek and sandy-colored interior, filled with windows to let in the sunrise, makes this the ultimate retirement pad.

You may have see the Low Country model yesterday, so you know that the best part of Clayton Tiny Homes will 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.

In the meantime, enjoy the pictures, 3D tour, and details about the Saltbox model below!

Related: The Low Country Model by Clayton Tiny Homes

The Saltbox by Clayton Tiny Homes (450 sq. ft.)

So many windows to let in the sunlight and take in the views.

Looking from the French doors to the kitchen. Love the decor.

Simple white cabinetry and seating for four at the table.

Classy subway tiles and a residential toilet in the bathroom.

Spacious master bedroom with cathedral ceilings. Lovely!

Related: The Dreamwood Humble House Park Model

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

Features

  • 450 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
  • Generous ceiling height in the Bedroom of 9’-5”
  • Kitchen / Living / Dining ceiling slopes from 9’-6” to 11’-0”
  • Dining room table for 6
  • Covered porches with large overhangs supported by steel brackets
  • Materials
  • Premium standing seam metal
  • Stylish vertical Ship Lap wood siding
  • Horizontal board and batten exterior Lower body / Water table
  • Beautiful 7” Oak hardwood flooring
  • Modern quartz countertops
  • Energy efficient Ply Gem® windows and doors
  • Special Features
  • Private covered porch off bedroom
  • Optional 1000 gal above ground cistern to harvest rainwater for non-potable uses

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

Want to talk to Clayton Tiny Homes to get your own Saltbox? Contact them here.

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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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  • Kim June 5, 2017, 10:02 am

    I think this is so pretty. I love this. I would choose different for the ceiling, but everything else is beautiful.

  • Silver Gypsy June 5, 2017, 1:12 pm

    I don’t know why they are calling this a “saltbox”. The term refers to a specific type of roofline that isn’t present here. A true saltbox takes a gable roof and extends and lowers one side such that seen from a side view is asymmetric. The saltbox was a New England invention from the 1600’s, the purpose of which was to shed heavy snow loads to keep the roof from collapsing in. This build is a double shed roof. Don’t get it.

    • James D. June 5, 2017, 2:34 pm

      This is part of their designer series, this particular model is their beach house model… Thus the name…

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 5, 2017, 3:11 pm

        Yes I think it has to do with the “saltiness” of the beach 🙂

      • Silver Gypsy June 5, 2017, 6:44 pm

        Their designer program is messing with accuracy and confusion. Re-tooling historical fact isn’t a good practice, so: How about coining something new, something fresh, and something proprietary, maybe like “Beach Box” or “Beach Buoy” or “Sea Gables” or “Ocean Dream”? Feel free to help yourself; I waiver any rights to these options in favor of the designer. Hope this helps and great luck; nice digs!

        • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 6, 2017, 1:56 pm

          Something new and fresh is always great 🙂

    • Silver Gypsy June 6, 2017, 2:40 pm

      I think “Ocean Dream” would go well here. This place is sunny and dreamy; especially if it is located near the ocean with all those panoramic windows!
      LOVE the patio just outside the bedroom and all the windows there, too. Even if you’ve are sick in bed, you get to enjoy all of the outdoors even on a rainy or snowy day! Fabulous!

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 7, 2017, 1:59 pm

        So true! Didn’t even think about the “sick in bed.” Also, “Ocean Dream” is a great choice!

  • Bob June 5, 2017, 3:18 pm

    Clayton Homes is a mobile home manufacturer. From the list of material it doesn’t sound like this uses traditional 2×4 construction, more likely typical mobile home materials.

    • Phatkhat July 9, 2017, 3:18 pm

      Um, Clayton makes “manufactured housing”. No one has made “mobile homes” since the HUD regulations went into effect in 1976. Clayton is probably the largest manufactured company (owned by Warren Buffet) that also owns brands such as River Birch, Schult, Buccaneer, and Southern. They also manufacture Tru homes. They range from 25K entry level Trus to 200K triple sectionals that look just like regular houses. NO homes are made with less than 2×4, 16 OC, framing on the outside walls today. Usually 2×3 24 OC are used in interior walls. Homes can be really, REALLY basic, or finished drywall with all the bells and whistles. Not a big fan of Clayton itself, but Southern and Buccaneer still build some very nice homes. Educate yourself.

      • Kim July 9, 2017, 3:38 pm

        Good information. Thanks, it good to know. I also had poor thoughts of the construction of mftg homes. I lived in double wide years ago. It was nice but cheaply made.

        • Phatkhat July 9, 2017, 3:56 pm

          A lot of stick-built homes are cheaply made, too, LOL. Interestingly, there are no wind resistance codes for stick houses, but manufactured homes must be able to sustain 70 mph winds in Zone 1 (most of the US), 100 mph in Zone 2, and 110 mph in Zone 3 – hurricane prone areas.

          And NO, I’m not a rep for any manufactured housing company or association. I’ve just done a lot of research. Manufactured homes are just like any other – the basic structure is similar, except built on steel I-beams instead of simple joist systems. Joists are 6-8 inches depending on home size, they have drywall interiors, code wiring and plumbing, and mostly the difference is in the finishing – or non-structural bells and whistles.

          After much research, we are about to purchase a 740 sq. ft. single section, which is half the size of our current home. Looking forward to the reduction in electric bills, LOL.

      • Kim July 10, 2017, 11:03 am

        Thanks for all the information Phatkhat. I will stop being afraid to consider a small mftg home like this one listed here. It is beautiful.

  • Rusty June 5, 2017, 4:33 pm

    Beautiful, love the kitchen, floors, and bedroom.

  • Carol Perry June 5, 2017, 5:19 pm

    Just love this home! I love the coziness of the living room and the openness of the kitchen! Love all the windows! Along with the set up! Even the bedroom looks like a good size! The home is very inviting! Really like it! Thank You for sharing! Enjoyed touring it! 🌻🌺🌼🌸

  • Sharene June 5, 2017, 10:16 pm

    I may be incorrect, however from what I can see it needs to have more power outlets. I didn’t spot any in the bathroom, I would need for a hair dryer although I only use it on occassion or charging the razors, etc. Even a little nightlight . I couldn’t tell if there were any near or at the desk or the counter for any mixers or anything. Don’t know about the living room either. The only other thing was the refrigerator. I’d have to make some kind of change in the kitchen for the refrigerator to be part of the kitchen and not a seperate area.
    Other than that, I really like the house.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 6, 2017, 1:44 pm

      Good eye, Sharene! Always wise to think about outlets. I do know building codes require a certain number, so there’s a chance that when made for a client it would have the proper number and this was just because it’s a model.

    • Victoria September 15, 2017, 10:14 am

      Yes, there is an outlet in the bathroom and 3 outlets in the kitchen. If you take the 3D tour, you will see more than you realize. Just wish it was available in NC already.

  • LaLa June 6, 2017, 4:43 am

    This is lovely! The windows let in so much light that this would be bright and cheerful all year long. The layout would work beautifully for me and it appears to be much less cramped than many floor plans I’ve seen for tiny homes. I hope this will be available in Virginia soon.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 6, 2017, 1:39 pm

      Yes it’ll be great if it becomes available in even more states!

  • Liz June 6, 2017, 11:15 am

    This home is HUGE!! I love it. So open and fresh!!

  • Joe June 6, 2017, 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Susanne June 7, 2017, 2:29 pm

    Bob, I knew I heard the name
    Previously also!

  • Delia June 11, 2017, 12:31 pm

    Perfect house for the Pacific Northwest. Lots of great windows and the bedroom is conveniently located. Thank you for sharing!

  • Beth Plantenga June 11, 2017, 2:52 pm

    This house is adorable but I think I would have a wall between the kitchen and front room. Then I could have my fireplace and tv on that wall. Maybe adding more windows then in the kitchen, by the table would help. Is there a closet for the bedroom? Can basements ever be added to these homes?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

      Those are some good ideas! If you click on the 3D tour link above, you can see every nook and crannie of the home, too! Not sure about the basement situation, you’d have to ask the builder.

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