Vintage Mobile Home Series: Stewart Bi-Level Mobile Home
Bi-Level Mobile Homes are a favorite among vintage mobile home fans. Their great use of space and unique floor plans were ahead of their time.
Stewart Bi-Level Mobile Home
This restored Stewart Bi-Level Mobile Home is a beauty! Unfortunately, the park it’s located in closed in January and the owners needed to sell it. Since the original Craigslist ad has been deleted I wasn’t able to get an update on the home.
Here’s the original Craigslist ad:
A vintage double decker travel trailer made by Stewart. In over all very good condition. I am posting this for a friend but the details are as follows. This trailer has been in DeAnza park for at least the past 20 years. The electrical and plumbing have been redone. It can be pulled with a truck but will obviously need new tires. This is perfect for someone who wants to move it and start living in it immediately or for someone who wants to restore it to its former glory. This is a very unique 2 story unit that has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. An interior washer/dryer and lots of storage. It retains much of its vintage charm including original pink stove. Park is closing in January so trailer must be sold and moved.
This bi-level mobile home is a beauty!
It is a near perfect combination of originality and modern living conveniences. It’s condition is outstanding too! This was a wonderful find and a real gift for the lucky buyer! Man, I wish I lived in California!
As you can see above, the stove is awesome. That’s the only word I can come up with, just awesome!
It’s obvious this home has been well-cared for and appreciated. The owners kept its original vintage charm intact and only updated the bare necessities.
Bi-level mobile homes are an unique example of American ingenuity.
Mobile homes couldn’t extend beyond the 8-10 foot wide highways but they were able to increase a home’s square footage by going vertical. It was a wonderfully designed solution to a complex problem!
By stacking the bedrooms, the designers were able to offer a full-size home that was mobile. The extended height on the end of the Bi-level mobile homes allowed private sleeping quarters and plenty of storage while only losing a few inches of headroom in both the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. The design still makes perfect sense after all these years!
A full-size bathroom completes the mobile home floor plan.
These Bi-level mobile homes used outstanding design ideas to offer buyers a complete home that was easily transportable. Their sturdy construction plays a big factor in their longevity – quality materials and smart construction techniques, as stated in the Stewart advertisements below, created a long-lasting home that has stood the test of time with the right owners caring for it.
Stewart wasn’t the only manufacturer to offer 2-story mobile home designs. Pacemaker was another popular builder. They used the same designs – the bedrooms were stacked together to create the 2-story aspect of the design. Here’s one of their ads:
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