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Our favorite Mobile Home Design Trends for 2018

Looking at new design trends and ideas to incorporate into our own manufactured homes is a favorite past time for us. It's not always easy to find manufactured home specific ideas but we've managed to put together some of our favorite mobile home design trends for 2018. Trends come and go and what was cool 20 years ago seems to be coming back.…

Manufactured Home Design Options: The Sunset Bay By Palm Harbor

The manufactured housing industry is constantly offering new manufactured home design options. We have featured triple wides, double wides, and single homes with modern themes like the modern farmhouse. Our newest neat find is the Sunset Bay by Palm Harbor Homes. This design offers alternatives to the typical three-bedroom layout along with a…

Palm Harbor Manufactured Home Design: The Lalinda

This Palm Harbor manufactured home design, called the Lalinda, caught my eye the second I saw it. The home is only available in a handful of states but it is a great representation of where new manufactured housing design is going. These triple wides aren't your grandma's mobile homes! Related:  Another new manufactured home design we recently…

The 3 Levels of Manufactured Homes Quality and Price

Most of us know about the three different sizes of manufactured homes: single wides, double wides, and triple wides, but did you know about the 3 levels of manufactured homes? The 3 Levels of Manufactured Homes In addition to the three sizes of manufactured homes, there are three levels of quality and price ranges in the manufactured housing world.…

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…

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…

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 love the homes…

Why the Industry Hates the Term Mobile Home

The term 'mobile home' is controversial, to say the least. The manufactured housing industry has spent a ton of money trying to get the term erased from the minds of an entire nation. So, why does the industry hate the term mobile homes so much? In the last 7 years of publishing Mobile Home Living, I've received no less than 20 comments and emails…

How Manufactured Homes Are Constructed

Understanding how manufactured homes are constructed can help you remodel or modify a home. This is especially true when you have to replace the flooring or move walls in a mobile home. Knowing the construction methods that are involved, and the order of construction, can help you plan your project better and save money. Manufactured Home…

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…

Common Differences Between Mobile Homes and Stick Built Homes

Repairing and remodeling a mobile home is different from a stick built home. Knowing the differences between mobile homes and stick built homes and how to make those difference work for you is the trick to a successful remodel or repair on any mobile or manufactured home. Here we take a look at some common differences between mobile homes and stick…

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 pack homes from the 1950s.…