Mobile Home Renovation Ideas: Recycling a Mobile Home Chassis Home Improvement and Repair, Misc Stuff, Other Mobile Home Articles Recycling a mobile home chassis or frame is a great way to help the environment and your wallet. You can build trailers to haul with, a small home or studio, or you can do what this creative builder did and create a new workshop! This avid woodworker took a dilapidated mobile home and with a little salvaging, and recycling the mobile home chassis, ended up with a great workshop to house his wood working tools. It’s a great design and a great example of the unlimited possibilities that all mobile homes have, even those that have been completely destroyed or damaged. I found this awesome recycle on LumberJocks.com, a forum site for woodworkers where projects are shared and questions are happily answered about all things wood. Lots of great information is available and there’s a lot of gorgeous wood designs scattered throughout the site. I immediately liked this one because it reused something that some don’t think to reuse – mobile home chassis or frames. The user named Sillac shared this wonderful build. He writes, “My shop is built on the the frame of an old mobile home (got it for free, I manage a Mobile Home Community and it was one that was so far gone that we were going to demo it, so I saved the bones) that was 60 feet long, I cut it down to 48 feet and it is 13 1/2 feet wide on the outside.” This workshop would be perfect for a home! The sloped roof is one of the most simple roof designs available. The monotone tan siding is low cost, yer very durable, and the punch of orange for the front door makes this workshop modern and fresh. It’s amazing what you can come up with using a little innovation! Here’s the old mobile home getting torn down. Here’s the workshop getting built! The interior is spacious and perfect for a wood workers tools. I do want to advise that if you plan on building another home on an old mobile home chassis that you do thorough research. There could be laws against it in your area and insurance may be hard to get. Also, some chassis are curved for each make or model of a manufactured home. Differences in weight and layout require different curvature so not all frames are the same. If you would like to read more about this great recycling project click here for Lumberjocks.com. As always, thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living! Share with your friends and family!Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Donna May 4, 2015 We bought 5 acres with a double wide. We are going to build a house, and the regulations will not allow us to keep the mobile home. However, we would like to keep the mobile home as an outbuilding. If we removed the kitchen would it be in compliance as an outbuilding? We live in shasta co california . Reply Crystal Adkins May 6, 2015 Hi Donna! I’m really not familiar with CA and their laws but I did a Google search and found a couple of resources. The CA mobile home obudsman should be able to answer any question you have about mobile homes, here’s their link: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/codes/ol/ombpg-menu.html The Shasta County website has a lot of great info but I wasn’t able to pinpoint the exact rule or law regarding mobile homes. You should be able to call them and they can tell you everything you need to know. Here’s their website and contact info: http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index.aspx I did find this regarding mobile homes in Shasta County but it doesn’t state anything about your issue: http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/docs/Resource_Management/zoning-plan/1732.pdf?sfvrsn=0 Good luck! Sorry I couldn’t be more help! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.