BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mountain Brook-based architect Jeffrey Dungan is known for the clean and modern houses he has designed across the United States.
These homes are typically a million dollars-plus, or in other words, the antithesis of the manufactured residences that Maryville, Tenn.-based Clayton Homes is known for.
“When we started working on these tiny houses we began by thinking of living a more edited life and in simple ways and times,” Dungan said in a statement on the design series website. “As that line of thinking led to making architectural choices, we also found that simple lines were the most powerful and elegant. We looked at forms of simple outdoor structures and found tents and teepees and sheds. We found materials that were natural seemed to fit in best with what we were creating, and indeed in the environments that these structures might populate.”
Out of this exploration came five designs, he said. They were inspired by “nature, history and simplicity.”
One of these tiny home designs — called the Low Country — is featured in the Alabama Center for Architecture’s new exhibit, Living Space: Tiny House Project.
The Low Country is tiny at 393 square feet, but the design incorporates high-end finishes such as poplar bark siding, cedar shake shingles, aluminum-clad windows, oak flooring and whitewashed ceiling beams. The home can sleep eight people and boasts lots of storage space.
Michael Burleson, of Clayton Homes, said the homes are being made-to-order in the company’s Addison facility. The approximately $120,000 homes take six-to-eight weeks to construct.
He said the home now on exhibit is sold and will be shipped to Guntersville soon.
The Living Space exhibit featuring tiny spaces across the globe was curated by Seattle- based architect Garrett Reynolds. The project showcases innovative micro-living spaces from places such as New York City, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Seoul and Tokyo.
With enhanced housing choices in tiny homes, Mobile Homes and RV’s, Consumers have a lot of great options to choose from.