Vintage Mobile Homes

Welcome to one of the largest collections of vintage mobile home information online.

ventoura vintage mobile home remodel

1952 Ventoura Mobile Home Remodel

  Some people have the coolest stuff. Diane, a writer and blogger at the wonderfully entertaining blog called 'Tales From a Sears House' is one of those people. She has an eye for detail and naturally surrounds herself with unique items.  Diane, and... Read More...
Southwestern 35 ft 2 story 1955

Vintage Mobile Homes of 1955

  Vintage Mobile Homes from 1955 1955 was a great year for the mobile home. The vintage mobile homes were going through its adolescence, trying to find itself in a sense. The homes were transitioning from bubbly curves to mean and lean. The clean, sleek... Read More...
What type of vintage mobile home are you

What Type of Vintage Mobile Home Are You?

Are you a Spartan? How about a New Moon or a Kropf?   Take this short quiz and find out what type of vintage mobile home you are - or rather what personality traits best reflect certain vintage mobile home brands. It's silly but if Buzzfeed can do it, ... Read More...
Parsleys Trailer Park

Vintage Trailer Parks

Vintage mobile homes and mobile home parks go hand in hand! There couldn't, and shouldn't, be one without the other so it's only fair that we cover them equally.  Parsley Trailer Park This first few images are of the Parsley Trailer Park outside of St. Peter... Read More...
1961 boles aero mobile home

Vintage Mobile Homes

Our 2nd issue of Vintage Mobile Homes Throwback Thursdays takes a look at 1961. It was another great year for mobile homes! Lots of great advancements and beautiful homes were being cranked out.   Modern Mechanix, a great blog with a few vintage mob... Read More...

Vintage Mobile Homes of 1953

I don't know what it is about vintage mobile homes, and manufactured homes, that appeal to me so much. Perhaps it's the important role that mobile homes have played in our country  - providing housing to millions of families that otherwise wouldn't have had... Read More...
trailer life show 3

Trailer Shows of the Past

Trailer Show's were popular events. A trade show gave you the opportunity to see all the current models of the year in one place and you were likely to see a celebrity or daredevil while visiting. It was a day out, strolling through an area and looking at beau... Read More...

Mobile Home Kitchens From 1955 to 1960

The late 1950's and early 1960's was a successful time for mobile homes. Record sales were broken year after year, and waiting lists for buyers were a common occurrence. There's several reasons why the manufacturers enjoyed high sales and record profits dur... Read More...
the history of trailer parks

A History of American Trailer Parks

The history of American trailer parks is one of the most interesting aspects of our culture. The term ‘trailer’ is used to describe the original pulled camper concepts that came about in the first half of the 20th century. Job scarcity and housing shortages... Read More...
the trailer grows up

The Trailer Grows Up

  The 1920's and 30's were the travel trailers Golden Age. They were the ultimate automobile fashion accessory and had yet to be labeled as a poor mans refuge. The following article is from the August, 1939 edition of Popular Mechanics. It chronicle... Read More...
mobile homes of the past

Our Mobile Homes of the Past Infographic

    Mobile Homes of the Past is a little info-graphic I put together that highlights some styles of each era and lists quotes about the homes. I love to read about the history of mobile homes and I have much respect for the people that fought f... Read More...
spartan trailer

1953 Spartanette Mobile Home Restoration Video

Here's a video that shows a great vintage mobile home restoration of a 1953 Spartanette.  Spartan's are one of the most popular vintage mobile homes and for good reason; their well built and beautifully designed. Getting your hands on a Spartan that has be... Read More...

1954 Spartan Meets Modern Day Living

A 1954 Spartan Imperial Mansion gets encapsulated with a modern structure. Modern and vintage are married perfectly. Great ideas and inspiration!

Daydreaming of Kate’s Lazy Desert Airstream Motel

Finding resorts, motels and campgrounds that rent out vintage mobile homes is one of my favorite parts of this blog. These attractions are perfect for those of us that can't afford to own our own vintage mobile home just yet. They are also perfect just to ge... Read More...