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We love vintage mobile homes and like to share articles about their history. From tents to the huge manufactured homes we have today, there were a lot of cool models and awkward steps in between. Learn about a few of them here.

A 1961 Goldenrod Mobile Home is Called the Pink Flamingo for a Reason

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…

Trailer Travel, The History of Mobile America

The History of Mobile Homes I collect vintage advertising, manuals and brochures of mobile homes and travel trailers. I have thousands at this point but like any typical collector, I always want more!  I just put my order in for the book I have been wanting: Trailer Travel, The History of Mobile America and I found it for $12.57 shipped…

The Wolfson House

What Do You Get When A World Famous Architect and a  Vintage Spartan Trailer Get Together? Utter Awesomeness! This is a 1948 Spartan Royal Mansion mobile home (although another reference the home as a 1947 model) that has a gorgeous home built right around it! Get this, the very famous architect and designer, Marcel Breuer, kept the Spartan…

Retro Mobile Home Remodel

Modern, Hip & Fabulous! I stumbled upon yet another fabulous retro mobile home remodel. This is in France so I have no idea about the manufacturer or if it's even a true mobile home. It could possibly be a train car, I don't really know. It looks close enough to a vintage single wide trailer to me though! The owner is Pierre Arnoux and he…

Total Trailer Chic Remodel

Jackpot!  By way of The Nate Show website, I found this gorgeous single wide trailer remodel in the House Proud section. After drooling, reading and clicking a magical link, I found 2 more wonderful mobile home transformations at a blog called "Trailer Chic." They are 2 ladies that love trailers. While I haven't had time to read this blog in…

Small Dreams, Trailer Parks in Palm Springs: A Typology

I love stumbling upon awesome online finds! This one is a pure gem, except the word trailer could be changed to the more appropriate wording of mobile home. I digress though.  Feast your eyes on 24 gorgeous mobile homes, all part of a photography typology by Jeffrey Milstein. Small Dreams, Trailer Parks in Palm Springs. 2006 – 2009, archival…

Immobile Dreams: How did trailers come to be a symbol of failure?

How did 'trailers' or mobile homes become associated with failure? Why did it happen and what can we do to remedy the stereotype? These are all questions I've wondered and written about here on MMHL. I find the entire subject fascinating. I found 'Immobile Dreams; How did the Trailer come to be a Symbol of Failure?" on Oregon Humanities website.…

The Vintage Camper Fad is Awesome!

There's a new fad that has hit the internet wide open. The masses have found out about our long held secret called...get ready for it......camping. Yep, camping in a vintage camper. Tear drops and canned hams are 2 types of the most popular vintage campers, called such because of their shape. Don't get them confused with the actual manufactures…

Unique Vintage Motor Homes

Mobile homes a great way to achieve the American dream of owning your own home. These unique vintage motorhomes are becoming popular because they allow people to living a more simple life and travel around the country. In a previous post, History of Mobile Homes, we spoke about the invention of mobile home design and…

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