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.
Take a look at the listing:
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.
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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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14 thoughts on “This 1962 Skyline Single Wide is a Vintage Mobile Home Beauty”
I bought a 1960 Paramount a year ago in Capitola, CA and have been looking for information on it. It was somewhat renovated with new kitchen and bathroom and inspection passed with flying colors. Still, I am curious about what’s underneath and in the walls just to make sure the previous owners didn’t pretty it up, just to sell. I want to make it a midcentury marvel too but, would need to undo some of the remodeling that was done. If anyone runs across anything, brouchures, floor plans, whatever, I would be anxious to see them. I would like to know what the bones of this thing look like.
We are looking at a 1962 10×55 McLaren (?) Brand mobile Home. I’m not sure if that’s the correct spelling. I can’t find anything online about this brand. Would you happen to have any advice/info?
Unfortunately, there were so many mobile home builders through the decades that it’s impossible to keep up with all of them. The only time we get lucky and find vintage manuals is when a fellow homeowner scans one in for us. With that said, there is never anything very useful in the manuals anyway. They didn’t usually release plumbing or wiring schematics.
Your best bet would probably be looking for od brochures on Ebay. Sorry!
Hello Crystal. We have close names, anyway I am a retired mobile home contractor, working my up though mobile home factories from floors to finish, then mobile home installation as a contractor, anyway, I have been around in this business for 40 years, so it would be nice to hear from some one with the same interests and /or questions
Thanks, Danny Akins
I sent you a private email. I am always looking for experts and professionals that can help me with articles. Hope to hear back from you!
I’ve just purchased a 1960 Paramount and I’m not sure what to do with it. Remodel or go back to original? I can’t find a whole lot of info on that model so I would not begin to know how to go back to original. Any ideas or help? Much appreciated.
Hi Gina! I emailed you! Congratulations! You’ll want to focus on the structure/framing and then the surfaces (floors, walls, ceilings). After that’s all healthy you can go crazy making it all yours.
Take lots of images for me so I can share your awesome restoration someday!
I have been receiving your newsletters for a while now. They are filled with so much information and ideas!! Like Gina we have a 1961 Paramount that sits on three acres in the California Desert. It has been in my husbands family since the early 80’s. It now belongs to us. It is only used a few times a year but we are approaching retirement and want to enjoy it at least half of the year. It is in very good condition just needs TLC. Like Gina I cannot find any information on Paramount’s. I love looking at your articles on single wide’s but they never give the size. Ours is a 10X50. Floor plan is very similar to this Skyline just not as wide I think. Ours still has wood paneling and I am struggling with keeping it or painting. I want to update kitchen and bathroom. New floors, paint exterior and build cover over trailer along with covered deck. I am excited for the challenge. Your articles have given me inspiration and confidence.Thank you!!!!
Awe, Thank you so much for writing this comment – I needed to hear it today! It means a lot to me.
I have a feeling you’re going to have a gorgeous little house! After so many years the walls lose their luster so maybe try a deep clean and stain to see if you can bring it back to life. Perhaps you can do 2 painted walls and 2 stained? Take lots of pics, I’d love to share it when you’re finished!
Best of luck!
Exquisite, I am in awe…….
OMG, this is so awesome!!!! The details are amazing; the furniture stunning and so perfect!! A real treasure!!
Great research and article! I would love to share your work on my Facebook business page!
Anytime! Thank you!