Traditional Southwest Mobile Home Decor – A Complete Mobile Home Remodel
This New Mexico single wide will amaze you with its authentic Southwest mobile home decor!
Beautiful craftsmanship and traditional Southwestern building techniques have created a mobile home decor that is unlike any you will ever see. This mobile home is absolutely amazing!
Marty, the lucky resident of this amazing mobile home, believes it may be a mid-1960′s model. She has lived in the home for more than 7 years. The entire structure, both inside and out, was transformed into a magnificent Southwest style mobile home decor using basic materials such as stone and logs in a traditional, authentic manner indicative of the region.
This Southwestern mobile home decor was achieved using traditional Pueblo and Adobe style architecture consisting of stone, or adobe brick and tile. Interior elements such as vigas, stone flooring, and traditional adobe walls complete the home. The entire property is a testament to the style of the region and the owners talent in craftsmanship and dedication. The time and energy it must have taken to complete this mobile home decor remodel is inspiring and humbling.
There are many advantages to building or remodeling a mobile home in the Southwest style using stone. Stone is naturally beautiful and provides an unique, natural and rustic appearance unlike any other material. It is 100% environmentally friendly, and recyclable, and holds up to weather. Stone is not bothered by insects, rot or even fire (though it may change the color of the stone), so its perfect if you are trying to achieve the popular Southwest style.
Authentic Southwest Style Mobile Home Decor
An authentic dry stacked stone fence stands tall along the parameter of the property. An arch gateway with friendly yellow gates designed in the traditional southwest style greets visitors. Talk about curb appeal!
Here you can see a closeup of the fence that surrounds the courtyard.
Stone steps, retaining walls, and pathways are situated along the back of the property.
Southwest Style Mobile Home Entrance
The entryway of the mobile home includes traditional Adobe clay, tile and brick.
Southwest Mobile Home Decor
This authentic Southwest mobile home decor was achieved with extensive home remodeling and renovations. Below you can see the post and beam system, or vigas, added to the mobile home ceiling. Vigas are defined as large, peeled logs used as ceiling beams in Adobe architecture. They are placed across the entire width of the home and are best recognized as the posts that stick out the side of a Southwest style home.
The Su Casa Visual Dictionary provides additional information about vigas:
In traditional Southwestern architecture, the exposed interior vigas, along with latillas, decking, or even plaster, form a strong design element at the ceiling. A classic feature of Santa Fe style, they often are exposed outside, too, protruding through the exterior walls.
You can see a closeup of the mobile homes’ ceiling below. The walls are traditional Adobe style, too.
Stone columns are featured throughout the home, adding wonderful textural elements.
Tin cabinet inserts and handmade tiling complete the Southwest styling in this mobile home remodel.
This home has a great Southwestern style kitchen. Much like the primitive home decor style, the Southwestern style is most known and loved for its use of abundant natural materials and earthly colors.
In the image below, you can see the transition from wooden ceiling to rolling plaster, along with the traditional tiled flooring.
Even the interior doors in this mobile home are of the Southwestern style. A stone floor leading into the master bedroom can be seen, as well.
The guest room, above and below, is a soothing space with its own window box – a perfect place for cacti.
The bathroom continues the Southwestern home decor style from the kitchen, with tin cabinet inserts and brightly colored handmade tile.
This Southwestern mobile home decor is awesome, and is one of the most unique mobile home remodels I’ve ever seen. I absolutely adore it!
Imagine the time and energy it took to secure the rock needed, and then to place each piece by hand in order to wrap an entire mobile home, build the fences, pathways and steps. Then, carry on the remodel into the interior of the home. This was a very labor intensive remodel but the finished product is truly amazing!
This is American ingenuity and craftsmanship at its finest and I am honored to get to share this beautiful Southwestern mobile home with you. A big thank you to Marty Chaney Reger for sharing it with us!
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