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Resident-Owned Manufactured Home Communities Could be the Answer

I’m thrilled to introduce Bill, our guest writer that is sharing his experience as a co-owner and manager of a resident-owned manufactured housing community. You can read much more about Bill and the community at his new blog, Living in a Resident-Owned Community. I’ve lived in a sixty-unit mobile home community in Freeport, Maine for …

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A New Hope for Mobile Homes: Flipping Mobile Homes in Portland

Daniel and Justine Derrick are giving Portland area mobile homes new hope and creating some gorgeous farmhouse mobile homes in the process. The Derricks are a picture perfect family with an all-American can-do attitude. Their company, Living Hope Properties, has flipped four homes so far and they’re working on their fifth. No doubt it will …

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5 Luxury Manufactured Homes for Sale in California (January 2019)

For a girl that grew up in a hollow in southern West Virginia, California was the epitome of cool. It has everything: beaches, mountains, sunshine, and snow. It even has movie stars and mobile homes! Not just your ordinary mobile homes though, they have a ton of high-end luxury manufactured homes for sale in California. …

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The Long, Long Trailer Book

If you like vintage mobile homes you probably know all about the classic movie The Long, Long Trailer. It stars the funniest red-head that ever lived, Mrs. Lucille Ball, and her handsome husband, Desi Arnaz. The movie is a lot like the couple’s popular TV show, I love Lucy. Both are about a couple that …

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1984 Double Wide Manufactured Home Remodel: Fresh Functional Farmhouse

In 1984, Kevin and Steffani Lassila settled into a new 28′ x 56′ Van Dyke double wide manufactured home on his family farm in Great Falls Montana. It had been lovingly maintained and decorated for 35 years but it was time for a remodel. Steffani makes people beautiful every day as a cosmetologist so it’s …

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25 Great Mobile Home Decorating Tips

Even though 20 million people live in factory-built housing in the US, mainstream home decor magazines won’t recognize them in many articles and don’t share many mobile home decorating tips. Finding helpful mobile home decorating tips and ideas is not the easiest thing to do online but this article is changing that. We’ll take a …

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Manufactured Home Site-Prep: Soil, Drainage, and Grading

The manufactured home installation process is complex – more so than most people realize. It’s so complex that manufactured home site-prep and land development must be done by professionals that have been trained, licensed, and bonded in most states. A properly prepared lot is critical for a long-lasting healthy manufactured home. Manufactured Home Sites are …

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Affordable DIY Plywood Flooring Project

The Beseda’s farmhouse style manufactured home just keeps getting more beautiful with every passing weekend. The couple’s most recent weekend remodeling adventure was an affordable DIY plywood flooring project and Ashley was kind enough to share every detail with us. Ashley’s double wide manufactured home is a perfect example of modern farmhouse inspired decor. White shiplap walls …

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How to Winterize your Mobile Home Like a Professional

Winterizing a mobile home means more than just caulking around doors and windows and adding insulation. Most of us already know to do that. The following tips will help you winterize your mobile home like a professional. These lesser-known energy-conservation tips have been tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL, in a partnership …

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