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30 Most Helpful Tips for Manufactured Home Buyers

30 Most Helpful Tips for Manufactured Home Buyers

Buying a new manufactured home is stressful but exhilarating! There are so many decisions to make. Buyers have to choose the home builder, the right dealer, the best model, the perfect floor plan, and their favorite materials and style. That’s not including financing, insuring, and installing the home. We’ve collected our most helpful This article…

The History of Mobile Homes is Fascinating

The History of Mobile Homes is Fascinating

The history of mobile homes is fascinating and far better than any soap opera you could watch. The mobile home industry has faced more twists and turns and valleys and peaks than any other industry that I know. There have been political and social injustices, volatile and cyclical economies, and fighting and competition of all…

Can You Remove Walls in a Mobile Home?
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Can You Remove Walls in a Mobile Home?

One of the most popular questions we get in our Facebook group, Mobile Home Living: Remodels and Repairs are about removing walls in mobile homes. Many manufactured homes have half pony walls, weirdly designed built-ins, and oddly angled walls that separate living areas. Open floor plans are the most popular floor plans so many homeowners…

Expert Tips for Buying a New Manufactured Home

Expert Tips for Buying a New Manufactured Home

Ready to buy a new manufactured home? The following tips have been cultivated over the last 8 years from books, articles, and personal conversations with industry experts. In this article, you’ll find advice on the best upgrades for a manufactured home and how to negotiate with the dealers to get the best home at the…

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

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….

1984 Double Wide Manufactured Home Remodel: Fresh Functional Farmhouse
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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…

How to Winterize your Mobile Home Like a Professional

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…

Mobile Home Insulation Guide: How to Install Insulation in a Mobile Home

Mobile Home Insulation Guide: How to Install Insulation in a Mobile Home

Many mobile homes built before 1976 only have between 1 and 4 inches of poor quality insulation if they have any at all. Even if the insulation was installed, many builders left voids and gaps throughout the home. Fortunately, manufactured home builders have gotten a lot better after the HUD code regulations began and, of…

Mobile Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Tape Installation and Safety

Mobile Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Tape Installation and Safety

The secret to staying warm in the winter is layering your clothes and the same goes for your home’s plumbing lines, you want as many layers as possible between the elements and your water pipe. In this article, we’re covering heat tape. We’ll help you understand why and how it works, how much it costs…

This French Cottage Mobile Home Renovation is Fantastic!
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This French Cottage Mobile Home Renovation is Fantastic!

  Jeff and Felicia French are no strangers to remodeling. As owners of a construction company in Southeast Louisiana, they’ve done many home improvements for others but this was the first time they’d conquered their own mobile home renovation. Their experience shows in this mobile home renovation. Every room in the French’s 1997 Buccaneer single…

Low-Income Home Repair Loans and Programs to Help Mobile Home Owners in Need

Low-Income Home Repair Loans and Programs to Help Mobile Home Owners in Need

If you need a sudden mobile home repair and don’t have the money, what can you do? What options are available to elderly or disabled mobile home owners that don’t make a lot of money but need their homes repaired? Fortunately, there are a few low-income home repair loans available. We’ve gathered several federal and state…