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Editorial: The 7 Best Characteristics of Mobile Homeowners

When I started Mobile Home Living I figured it would be a simple blog with beautiful mobile home tours along with remodeling ideas and repair help from experienced mobile homeowners. But it evolved into far more than that. Mobile Home Living and our Facebook group are a positive, judgment-free community where regular people can share their…

Editorial: The Only Reason to Buy a Mobile Home

This editorial is a rebuttal to an article I found on Pinterest titled, ‘The Only Reason to Buy a Mobile Home (Under Any Circumstance).’ Remember how you felt when someone else picked on your best friend in school? It was OK for you to pick on her because that’s your best friend but as soon as someone else starts you get defensive? That’s…

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 sorts going on…

Ugly-Duckling Trailer House Gets Colorful Single Wide Makeover

In April of 2012, I shared an article about a colorful single wide makeover that Better Home & Gardens featured on their site. This was a big deal to me since there wasn’t a whole lot of mobile homes being featured in national home decorating magazines. Unfortunately, BHG used the words trailer house or trailer home to describe it. What…

Frequently Asked Questions about Mobile Homes

There's a lot of misunderstandings and untruths about mobile homes and manufactured homes. In this article, we are covering the most frequently asked questions about mobile homes. Mobile homes aren't perfect but they are a great housing choice for many families across the country. More families could have a chance at owning their own home and…

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…

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…

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…

What Living In A Manufactured Home Really Means

Living in a manufactured home is no different from a stick built home. I know that and you know that but those that have never been around a manufactured home usually have a distorted view based on stigmas and stereotypes. I hope the more we educate those people and make them realize the truth about our homes, the less the stigma will prevail.…

5 Mobile Home Myths Busted

The ignorance about mobile and manufactured housing is astounding. By ignorance, I simply mean there are many that are uneducated and misinformed about mobile and manufactured housing. Those people are usually the very ones who speak ill or spread untruths about mobile homes unknowingly. With proper education and knowledge I am…