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!


About The Author

Kim Alley is a new writer here at Mobile Home Living and I am honored to have her join us! She has lived in a manufactured home for over 20 years and took on many remodeling and upgrade projects during that time. Kim has three kids, ages 16 to 24 , and enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and camping whenever she can.

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10 Responses

  1. Bill

    I just bought 12 acres with a 1962 sabre mobile home on it. The last owner still was using it when he sold it to me, I can’t find any information on this trailer. It’s very very long and wide. Needs work. But I’m not sure if it’s worth it. I would hate to junk it. Any information would help

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    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Bill,

      The chances are pretty slim to find much. There have been thousands of models produced over the decades. Other than a basic Google search, contacting the builder directly (assuming they are still in business), or just happening upon a similar home you will probably not have much luck.

      Sorry!

      Reply
    • Crystal Adkins

      Hi Francesca,

      I will have to email the owner and ask cause it’s been a couple of months since I last spoke to him. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!

      Reply
  2. Isabel

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

    Thank you

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  3. Robert Texler

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

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    • Rachel

      I would love to have any one available , a friend showed me one he was using to store thing in didn’t really realize the true beauty of what he had until I pointed it out , I wish i would have kept my big mouth shut….lol , thank you so much for the awesome share

      Reply
  4. 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!

    Reply
  5. 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

    Reply
  6. Suzanne Melton

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

    Reply

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