This retro mobile home is what the modern tiny homes wish they could be! You won’t find the character or class that’s in this 1962 Skyline single wide in any modern tiny home. It’s a true vintage mobile home beauty.
It’s no secret that vintage mobile homes are cool again. And they should be – very few things can claim such a proud place in American history. Vintage mobile homes helped win WWII and gave the country an affordable housing option that allowed millions of families a chance of homeownership.
Unfortunately, lots of people don’t know about vintage mobile home history. They simply like clean lines and smooth aesthetic that many homes offered during the ‘good old days.’ Of course, the idea of living smaller and with a lot less stress is enticing too.
Imagine getting to live with a lot less stress in a whole lotta style!
Modern Tiny Homes Can’t Compete with this Vintage Mobile Home Beauty
This 1962 Skyline single wide has 1 bedroom and 1 bath equally 696 square feet of living space. It sits in Sahara Park, a 55+ mobile home community in South Palm Springs, California. It’s listed for $99,900 by the Paul Kaplan Group.
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This cool turquoise and white 1962 Skyline single wide is a MidCentury dream in tiny home form. Located in the Sahara Park in south Palm Springs, it’s close to the ACE hotel and Koffi and could be the perfect desert getaway or full-time pad for a lucky soul. The period-perfect home has a turquoise and white eat-in kitchen with retro appliances, a living room with a raised ceiling and skylight, a full bath in creamsicle orange and white and a bedroom with 2 closets and built-in storage!
This all happens in 696 square feet of gorgeousness with revamped wood paneling inside and a VCT floor. You’ll catch a Mountain View out many of the windows, and the park has a pool and spa for park owners. Some of the retro furnishings seen within are even available to purchase outside of escrow, with the home.
Period Perfect Paradise
Vintage mobile homes have an unpretentious charm and originality that can’t be easily mimicked in modern homes.
With a raised ceiling and skylight in the living room, you won’t miss a second of California sunshine.
While installing new windows would be my first DIY project if I was ever fortunate enough to own this vintage mobile home beauty, the original windows definitely have charm.
The living room spills out into a private outdoor oasis that oozes awesome.
Retro Charming Kitchen with a Perfect Layout
The eat-in kitchen has plenty of windows for natural light and all the original cabinetry.
End kitchens are one of my favorite layouts. It’s a great design for park living.
This kitchen layout is almost exactly like my 1978 Homette! When a layout works why mess with it? The only difference is my oven was above the built-in stovetop. There’s plenty of cabinetry too!
Mid-Century Marvelous Master
If this vintage mobile home beauty isn’t enough to knock your socks off something is seriously wrong! This 1962 Skyline single wide is stunning!
Mobile home bathtubs, sinks, and toilets have been available in a rainbow of colors over the years. This bathroom looks to have the original baby blue sink and tub. Our mobile home bathroom guide can help you learn more.
One of my favorite things in this home is the original bathroom mirror. I assume the mirrors have been replaced but the unit appears to be original. Eeeek!
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It’s not perfect but a vintage mobile home shouldn’t be. It needs that vintage character and charm, otherwise you may as well buy a brand new home.
It is so awesome to see mobile home communities taking the time to restore these vintage mobile home beauties to their original glory rather than simply replacing them with new models. Parks like Sahara are just the right mix of old and new and we need more of that in the US. Learn more about mobile home park lot rent here.
I need to win the lottery!
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