A Gorgeous Double Wide in the Making
One of the best aspects of manufactured housing is their affordability. If you want to live debt free, yet comfortably, a great choice is to buy a standard manufactured home and update it yourself.
That’s exactly what Melodie and Steve, the owners of this newly gorgeous home has done.
They had never lived in a manufactured home but their desire to live debt free inspired them to research the option. They made the ultimate decision to sell their stick built home and pay cash for a double wide manufactured home.
Once the their home was up for sale, it sold within 2 days. That was in October of 2012. They bought a double wide and three months later the manufactured home makeover was complete. What a makeover it was! This home is gorgeous!
This home is a perfect example of what can be done to a manufactured home. Had I not told you this was a manufactured home, you would have never known. That’s why I love to share homes that have been remodeled and updated. We can live in affordable housing that is absolutely gorgeous!
Melodie and Steve’s story is not uncommon. Lot’s of people are easing themselves into debt free lifestyles. With the economy barely rebounding from the recession and more companies outsourcing jobs everyday (buy American!), we should try to live simply, comfortably and well within our budget.
None of this means we have to live in a home that isn’t gorgeous however. Time and time again, it has been proven that affordable living can also mean beautiful living.
What they have done with this manufactured home is remarkable. In less than 3 months they turned this basic house into an especially beautiful home. Luckily, she’s sharing the transformation with us!
Her lovely stick built home was beautiful but for someone who’s goal is to become completely debt-free, it wasn’t practical. By selling their home at a profit, they were able to pay cash for their manufactured home and still have money left over to remodel it.
Here’s the home when they first purchased it. It’s your basic 1995 Palm Harbor home that can be found on any dealers lot in America. Since manufactured homes are moveable, people often trade a used home in for a new one. You can usually buy a used home at a great price so it is perfect for anyone looking for affordable or debt free living.
Melodie saw the possibilities and had the talent to plan and the gumption to make the changes. Between the couple’s talent, they turned the house into a home worthy of a magazine cover!
Lot’s of sanding, painting, ripping up and tearing down took place in the last 3 months. Here’s the kitchen getting it’s makeover. White will always be a great color for a kitchen. It opens up the space and gives a great base for other colors to make a statement. You can easily change the style out without having to repaint, too.
Melodie will be keeping us up to date with the rest of the changes she has planned on her own blog Our Cottage on Lot 56, so be sure to check it out. With her talent there will be plenty of inspiration!
Melodie has also been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. We will share the interview tomorrow.
As always, thanks so much for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!