It’s hard to believe that Mobile Home Living is six years old! WOW!
When I say that a mobile home completely changed my life I am not kidding!
In September 2011, I searched online to get some remodeling ideas for our ‘new-to-us’ 1978 single wide, but Google didn’t show much. That simple search turned into an idea for a blog and ended up becoming Mobile Home Living.
Mobile Home Living, Mobile Home Proud!
I was born and raised in manufactured homes. I came home from the hospital to a single wide and went away to college from a double wide. These were good homes, clean and stylish and well-maintained.
Homes that anyone would be proud to own.
Since college, we’ve pretty much always rented a mobile home because they were in our budget. We both worked, of course, but even that wasn’t enough. It’s hard out there in the real world! Not all of us have a silver spoon (but I did have a tin ladle to sip water from the creek behind mommaw’s house).
When I began Mobile Home Living, I didn’t understand how a website worked. Everything was new to me, but I was hooked from the beginning. I loved the idea of creating a community where we could all be proud of our homes and celebrate our real lives and real budgets.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Thank you for seeing past all the grammar and coding errors and understanding what I was trying to accomplish: create a place where we can celebrate our homes without judgment. A place to find and give encouragement and share knowledge to help others see how great a mobile home can be.
The perfection you see on those glossy magazine pages and fancy websites are great, but they don’t quite understand that we all aren’t living the Martha Stewart life. We don’t buy $4000 rugs or $800 vases. We shop at Wal-Mart and yard sales and Dollar General, and yet we still struggle with bills. And that’s OK!
Expanding (ever so slowly)
For 5.5 years I was all alone in this whole blogging thing. A few months ago, I finally got to a point where I could hire someone. EEEK! Kim Alley and I are old classmates and we make a great team. We have a lot of great things planned to expand Mobile Home Living into a real brand so we can help more people.
In fact, we have two things to celebrate this month. Not only is it our 6th anniversary, but we also just found out that our trademark application for the exclusive use of Mobile Home Living has been approved! With the trademark, we can better control and protect the brand’s reputation. We can ensure that the brand is used to advocate for the people that own and live in mobile homes and not the industry (if you haven’t noticed, I’m not a big fan of the industry). The trademark is just a first step, but it’s a step, nonetheless.
To celebrate our 6th anniversary (and trademark news), I’d like to share with you a vintage mobile home magazine. It’s the only way I know to thank you all for supporting Mobile Home Living over the years. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate you all!
I think you’ll enjoy looking through each page and seeing the various models. Don’t just look at the pictures though, the articles are pretty cool, too! Just click on the green button of the magazine cover and you’ll open a tab that has the magazine. You can download it onto your own computer and read it anytime.
Thank you so much for being a part of our Mobile Home Living family.
As always, thank you so very much for reading Mobile Home Living!