In 2015, Jessi and Valerie Smith took a radical step toward downsizing. The couple, both 30 at the time, decided to trade in their three-bedroom San Francisco home to take up residence in an 8-square-foot TAB Teardrop camper. There were a few growing, or in this case, shrinking, pains. They would bump their heads on
Almost 85,000 trailers, manufactured homes and mobile homes dot metro Phoenix. The Phoenix area has historically had a higher percentage of households living in factory-built homes than other major cities around the West. These mobile-home parks have been a significant part of metro Phoenix’s housing market since the 1950s, particularly for retirees and low-income families.
When you purchase a mobile home, it’s likely that you will make some home improvements over a period of time. These improvements may range from installing new mobile home paneling and floors to new cabinets. Installing new cabinets in your mobile home will give it a new lease on life, and will most likely
Mobile houses are usually seen as a bad investment from financial view point as they depreciate very easily. However this is not fully true. Those mobile houses which are placed in park generally go down in value but this is not the case with mobile houses on private land. Mobile houses on private land will
Builder Charlie Kern’s customized living spaces give new meaning to the term ‘mobile homes.’ Have you ever asked yourself: “How much living space do I really need?” “A lot of people now, I think, are realizing that what it takes to live is different than what we’ve been told we need to live. And that’s
Vintage travel trailers are cool enough on their own, but this one is perched on a private bluff with a panoramic ocean view. This Malibu, CA home combines luxury and solitude in one stunning package: a remodeled Airstream atop a hillside. Here are five reasons we’re booking our ticket ASAP. Sunsets and starry nights —
Vintage is so very in vogue. These women left their full-time jobs to remodel Airstreams. Their first client project is a 1976 Sovereign. It’s 90 degrees outside, and there’s someone with Aviators and a power tool standing in front of me. She is undaunted by the thick Midwestern summer humidity, the mosquitoes and the deadline.
How can you be sure you have found the manufactured home for you? Similar to shopping for a new wardrobe, sometimes the home shopper has to “try on” a few options before you arrive at the right choice. Now, when it comes to home shopping, there are a plethora of details, features and factors to
It’s the question that keeps older people up at night: Will the recommended $1 million in retirement savings actually be enough? The answer depends in part on where you live, according to a new GOBankingRates study. The $1 million figure is thrown around by AARP and others as the amount of savings needed to replace