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  • Tumbleweed Tiny House Company


    Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is a company in Sonoma, California that designs and builds small houses between , Many are timber-framed homes permanently attached to trailers for mobility. The houses on wheels are available to be purchased ready made and shipped to consumers, and are individually manufactured and customized for their buyers. The company also offers construction plans for their mobile houses and larger designs, as well as workshops geared toward teaching people how to build their own cottage or tiny house on wheels. Tumbleweed is part of the small house movement. In 2002, Tumbleweed's owner, Jay Shafer, co-founded the Small House Society in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2003, he was commissioned by Gregory Paul Johnson, Small House Society co-founder, to build The Mobile Hermitage, which became one of Tumbleweed's first commercially sold homes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a few were sold to Gulf Coast residents who preferred them to government-supplied temporary housing. In 2008 the company reported selling only one house per year, though this had increased five-fold in 2009. As of 2011, the company reported building "only a few houses" annually.

  • Prefabricated home


    File:Prefabricated house construction.gif|thumb|right|upright=1.1|Construction of a prefabricated modular house (//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Prefabricated_house_construction.ogv see also time-lapse video)Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes or simply prefabs, are specialist dwelling types of prefabricated building, which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Some current prefab home designs include architectural details inspired by postmodernism or futurist architecture.

  • Clayton Homes


    Clayton Homes is the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the US. Clayton Homes is owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Clayton's corporate headquarters are in Maryville, Tennessee. Its subsidiaries include Vanderbilt Mortgage, 21st Mortgage, the nation's largest manufactured home lender, and insurance company HomeFirst Agency.

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