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The Directory of Mobile Home Manuals

Mobile home manuals have a lot of helpful information! We’ve created this directory of mobile home manuals to help you find relevant resources for your manufactured home. The problem is, with thousands of models created by hundreds of mobile home builders over the decades, finding information on your home can be difficult. But You Need to …

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Manufactured Home Discrimination is Everywhere

Manufactured home discrimination is a very real issue in America. Manufactured homes and the people living in them are one of the few remaining groups that face outright discrimination and bias. This isn’t about name-calling or humorous jabs, either, there are outright bans on manufactured homes in towns across the nation. Discrimination doesn’t get much more …

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No, I Will Not Stop Using the Term Mobile Home

I had no idea what I was doing when I first started Mobile Home Living in 2011. My goal was simply to create a place where mobile homeowners could get ideas for their homes. A Better Homes and Gardens for mobile homes, if you will. Looking back, it’s hilarious how naive and ignorant I was …

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Featured Manufactured Home Model: The Arlington by Palm Harbor

Most new manufactured home models on display at dealerships have been professionally decorated so they are a great resource for decorating and remodeling ideas. Today, we are taking a look at The Arlington by Palm Harbor.  The Arlington is a picture-perfect example of modern manufactured home design. It has a great floor plan, beautiful finishes, and comparable construction features …

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The Top 4 Reasons for Manufactured Home Complaints

Manufactured homes have a bad reputation. It’s one of the things that keep a lot of people from considering them as a housing option so I feel it necessary to confront the issue head-on. Manufactured homes aren’t perfect and I’m certainly not trying to say they are. If you’ve read any of my previous articles you’ll know I …

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Manufactured Home Warranties – How to Handle Issues after the Sell

We’ve previously covered 6 Tips For A Smooth Manufactured Home Purchase. You may have all the hardest decisions made but your manufactured home buying experience isn’t over. All new manufactured homes have a builder-backed manufactured home warranty that is a minimum of one-year long and you need to take full advantage it. In this article, we …

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Spacious Flat Pack House

Unboxed: Surprisingly Spacious Flat-Pack House on Wheels

There’s a smart new design for mobile homes by Mehdi Hidari Badie. I’ve seen it featured on Dornob.com and TreeHugger.com so far. This flat-pack house on wheels is very a futuristic design that utilizes space efficiently. What everyone seems to fail to see is that this is very much a throwback to the original flat …

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2012 Manufactured Housing Industry Award Winners

If you work in or study the manufactured housing industry, you probably know about the annual MHI Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. Essentially, it’s the Oscars for the industry. This year’s expo will be on April 16, 17 and 18th in Las Vegas. This is a huge ‘insiders’ trade show for all …

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The Starfish Park Model Single Wide

Home like this Park model single wide are some of my favorite manufactured homes. Their layouts are usually excellent. The designers think of proper solutions for everyday issues that arise in small homes. Maximizing the space and manipulating the layout so that the home flows well is always a high priority. This home is a …

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The PlusVilla Pre-Fab is Fabulous

I have not written about pre-fabricated homes since they are very expensive and really nothing like a true mobile home. Most are hauled in on flat back trucks with no wheels or chassis whatsoever. However, I am certain that the PlusVilla Pre-Fab is a prime example of how manufactured housing companies will be designing in …

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