I love a cute beach house! Small mobile homes make a perfect getaway, whether you prefer a beach, a lake, or a river. This cute Flamingo themed weekend river getaway is the cutest thing and it proves you don’t have to put a ton of money into a place to make it awesome. This 1961 Goldenrod single wide mobile home is a charmer and that’s because it’s mostly original.
Welcome to the Pink Flamingo!
The Pink Flamingo is a 1961 Goldenrod single side mobile home.
The decal on the back side of the trailer lists it as “Gardner” by Stewart Coach Industries Incorporated; Bristol Industries and Grand Saline, Texas. It is 10′ x 46′ – a perfect size for a weekend getaway.
The Perfectly Fantastic Pink Flamingo
The owners, Trent and Jenny Gefaller, and their daughters Savannah and Sydney, use the Pink Flamingo as a weekend retreat in the summer months. It’s parked in a small town along the Mississippi River. The town has 4 boat landings, 3 parks, 2 bars, 2 gas stations, an ice cream man that delivers ice cream to the sand bar in his boat and lots of mobile homes!
Only fun times are to be had here!
Trent, Jenny and their beautiful daughters have come to appreciate the qualities that made trailers so popular years ago. They use every last bit of space in the most efficient way. The aluminum exterior is very easy to maintain. They don’t need huge lots or permanent foundations. And if the river ever rises, they can move it!
The layout in the Pink Flamingo is typical with the kitchen in front and living room in the middle. A curved counter and cabinets separate the areas. The sink is an awesome mint green porcelain. The front wall is angled and the windows are louvered, as are all the windows throughout the home. The front door, sadly, is not original. But the aluminum back door is, complete with a louvered window and a low profile door handle and lock.
This home is all about relaxation and fun!
The original curved counter and cabinets in the kitchen, along with the built-in book shelf, pocket doors and louvered windows make this home a rare treat for any vintage enthusiast.
The curved bar is oh so lovely!
Love the bright blue and the easygoing retro look!
The fun and relaxed decor make this mobile home a real treat for any visitor.
The living room has a built-in book case and shelf with mirror. The ceilings are original as well as are the paneled walls. Because there are windows on both sides, it’s very bright and sunny. The pocket doors along the hallway lead to 2 bedrooms and a bath. Both bedrooms have slat wood closet doors and built-in drawers. The master bedroom also has a built-in vanity area with an original box light fixture. The bathroom boasts the original pink tub, sink, and stool!
The pink medicine cabinet features an acrylic fluorescent light cover and sliding mirror doors. There is also a built in linen cabinet with drawers set at an angle to keep them closed while you are “mobile”.
Original features are all the rage today!
Most of the renovations done to the Pink Flamingo have been done solely to keep it sound. The carpets throughout are low maintenance office grade and the kitchen and bathroom flooring are low budget linoleum. The decorating they have done is purely for fun. They chose pink flamingos as a nod to the Florida mobile home parks.
The exterior of the 1961 Goldenrod mobile home has had some improvements to make it more liveable and lower maintenance. A sloped tin roof was added to minimize any water damage. And we built a porch, deck, and stone patio to maximize outdoor entertaining. The hitch is also still attached and there are wheels under the Pink Flamingo, if she ever feels like a road trip!
Just pure awesomeness!
Enjoying the Pink Flamingo!
Jenny has future plans to continue updating the home with as much originality as possible. She states, “When I see images of perfectly restored older trailers, I think about how much more I would like to do. And maybe someday I’ll have the vintage appliances that match my mint green sink. But for now, light the tikis, plug in the palm tree, and play me a little Jimmy because I think the margaritas are blended!”
Trent, Jenny, Savannah and Sydney; thank you so much for sharing your wonderful 1961 Goldenrod mobile home called the Pink Flamingo! I can just hear Buffett playing in the background and taste the margarita’s! What a wonderful lifestyle you live with so many happy memories being made, I’m terribly envious ;-)
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