This 1957 Casa Manana mobile home is an excellent piece of history! The Henslee Company, out of Arlington, Texas built this 36′ long and 8′ wide mobile home.


1957 Casa Manana mobile home - Living Room


Research shows that the Henslee Company began building mobile homes around 1954. Atlas Mobile Home Directory states in 1955 a 27′ Casa Mobile Home sold for $2395.00. The 33′ was $2995.00, and the 36′ was a cool $3195.00.

Learn more about vintage mobile homes of 1955 here.


Pink Kitchen in 1957 Casa Manana Mobile Home


1957 Casa Manana mobile home - Pink Kitchen Appliances


This Casa Manana is as solid as it was the day it was built 60 years ago. Mobile homes of the era were built with real wood; no particle board found here!


1957 Casa Manana mobile home - Kitchen


This 1957 Casa Manana mobile home has only had two owners and was kept untouched and in storage for about 50 years.

Like most vintage mobile homes, the Casa needed a few updates and upgrades. After careful planning and consideration, a restoration was done to enhance the look of the trailer while giving it a few modern updates. For example, the electric and plumbing systems were upgraded with new lines, water heater, and toilets but the original porcelain sinks, bathtub, and faucets remain original.


1957 Casa Manana mobile home- Original Pink Porcelin sink


The owners were careful to install the new modern appliances (microwave, stove, and refrigerator) in the original pink finish. New floor tile that matches the original back splash and new Birchwood ceiling and wall skins were installed, too.


Related: Mobile Home Kitchens From 1955 to 1960


1957 Casa Manana mobile home - master bedroom 3


The beautiful birch interior is always a favorite with vintage trailer fans.


1957 Casa Manana mobile home- Master bedroom 2


One lucky vintage fan will soon be the new owner of this 1957 Casa Manana mobile home. Unfortunately, the current owner must sell this gem due to health reasons and has recently reduced the asking price.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you are interested in more details, and I’ll have the owner contact you.

As always, thank you so much for reading Mobile Home Living!

5 Responses

  1. Isabel

    Hello, interested in finding out what the asking price is for this home!

    Thank you

  2. Robert Texler

    I have several vintage mobile homes for sale.
    Different makes. 30 to 40 ft.

  3. David Rhodes

    There is one of these in Colorado between Ridgway and Montrose, just parked in a lot by itself. The name plate says “Casa del Manana” – House of Tomorrow!

  4. Jennifer Chandler

    Hi There-
    We are just working on figuring out what kind of mobile home / RV might be good for us while we are building the permanent home. Interested to know if this is still available and what the asking price is.
    I might also email you about some others.
    Thanks for your help!
    Jen Chandler

  5. Suzanne Melton

    Thanks, Kim! I’ve enjoyed your articles already and look forward to more in the future.


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