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Updated Single Wide Showcases Its Unlimited Potential

One of our favorite things to do here at Mobile Home Living is to showcase mobile homes that have been remodeled and given new life. Our friend Steve, from the Facebook page Manufactured Housing, turned us onto this updated single wide that is a perfect example of the unlimited potential a mobile home can have.

Priced at $28,999 and located in North Carolina, just minutes from Asheville, the Craigslist listing is as follows:

For sale: NEWLY renovated 1998 Oakwood 2 bedroom/2 bath mobile home east of Asheville. Only minutes of from downtown Asheville. All new water lines, bathrooms, kitchen, floors, and windows. Situated in a quiet mobile home park on a corner spot with only (1) neighbor. Private backyard with views of the mountains. Has City water and sewer. The renovation has High-end finishes, tile and wood floors, new bath fixtures, new kitchen and new electrical. Charter is the cable/internet provider in this area. Park lot rent is $240 monthly. (update from David: as of 7/11/18 this updated single wide has sold!)

Updated single wide-exterior
Mountains of north carolina makes a gorgeous backdrop.


The Updating Process

Here’s a look at the single-wide before the owner, David, began the remodeling process:

Updated single wide-walls before
Wall and floor is in bad shape.
Updated single wide-bathroom before
The bathroom before the tear out.
Updated single wide-before_1
Tearing up the flooring down to the subfloor.

As you can see the walls and flooring were in terrible shape. All the way down to the sub-floor needed to be cut and replaced in sections. Replacing flooring, especially the subfloor can be a tricky process if you are unsure about where to start. If you are thinking about tackling floor replacement, take a look at our resource, How to Replace Flooring in a Mobile Home, before you start. We also answered subfloor questions in a recent article: 4 Popular Questions About Mobile Home Subfloors.

Updated single wide-repairing subfloor
Replacing the flooring.
Updated single wide-plumbing
Working on updating the plumbing.
Updated single wide-flooring during
Laying new tile.
Updated single wide-flooring during 3
Love this wood flooring.
Updated single wide-bathroom during
Adding tile to the shower.

The list of upgrades is pretty extensive:

  • Repaired or replaced all walls
  • Replaced or repaired all floors including subfloors
  • Painted entire interior including ceilings, cabinets, and doors
  • Replaced all light fixtures and electrical devices
  • Replaced all the water lines under the home and inside
  • All tubs, toilets, and vanities were replaced
  • New lower kitchen cabinets
  • New flooring in bedrooms and living room
  • Tiled the bathrooms, showers, laundry room, kitchen, front entry and foyer
  • Added backsplash in kitchen
  • Replaced all the windows with vinyl, single hung windows

We asked David how much he thought this complete remodel cost, and he said he spent somewhere around $10,000 overall. David also tells us he worked pretty much seven days a week for around seven weeks on remodeling this single wide. As we already know, a remodeling project can take up every second of your day!

Related: Plumbing in Manufactured Homes: the Basics.

A Look at the Updated Single Wide

As you can see from the images, David did a wonderful job of updating this home. New flooring throughout, a fresh coat of paint and new porches on the exterior all worked together to show just how much-unlimited potential there can be in a mobile home that, at first glance, may seem to be beyond repair.

Updated single wide-wall after
The colors pull the room together.
Updated single wide-kitchen after
Updating the kitchen cabinets and adding a backsplash gave this kitchen a new look.
Updated single wide-lazy susan
A lazy susan is a great addition.
Updated single wide-flooring after
The flooring in the bedrooms and living room.
Updated single wide-bathroom after 2
Love this finished vanity.
Updated single wide-shower after
Tile can really change the look of a shower.
Updated single wide-porch
Nice porch added to the home.

Thank you so much, Steve and David, for sharing this updated single wide with us. David, you are an inspiration for all the DIYers who aren’t sure if they should tackle their mobile home updates! If you live in the Asheville area and are interested in this home, you can contact David on either the Facebook post or through the Craigslist listing.

Have you seen an updated mobile home online that you think we would like? Comment below or email us and let us know. We are always looking for inspiring mobile home stories.

Thanks for reading Mobile Home Living!


  • Russell Thornburg
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 8:17 am

    I have a ’97 Oakwood 16×76 3 bed 2 bath that has had a remodel (minus kitchen) eleven years ago. It has 2 large porches (one with a handicap ramp) and TONS of tasteful landscaping and has the aluminum siding and metal roof (it’s not the upgraded model with vinyl siding/shingled roof…). I may need to relocate for work and have to sell my home. I could, hypothetically, rent it but I don’t want to deal with that if at all possible. It is on a rental lot ($250/month… incl. garbage and sewer, 2 parking spots) in South Point, OH. The park is THE nicest in the area and sits on the banks of the Ohio River and has its own park and boat launch. A 5′ wall surrounds the park and it has scads of trees and landscaping. Every single neighbor takes great pride in their homes and their isn’t one ‘trashy home’ around. There was a waiting list of 1 year when I moved here in 2007! Back to my home… it is move in ready but could use a refresh to be as nice as the one in this article. I have been having difficulty getting a value and really don’t want to ‘pay’ for one from NADA or KBB or similar. Does anyone have an opinion about what my place is worth (site unseen, nothing firm, obviously)? Thanks, to all my Mobile Home compadres for any help and suggestions offered!!!! BLESS YA!

    • Crystal Adkins
      Posted November 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Russell!

      It sounds like a beautiful place! This article, How Much is My Home Worth? will help you get a good estimate. There are links in the article where you can pay $25 to have a pro appraisal done too.

      Best of luck!

  • Steve Toth
    Posted July 1, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I updated my mobile home and I believe is one of the best mobiles in the country for its age and size! I would be glad to show pics and discuss it further!

  • PAUL
    Posted September 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    What a sweet update on the home. I just purchased a 1970 single wide and can’t wait to start working on it. this site have given me lots of ideas and hopes !

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