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thehangman2

02:58PM | 01/13/05
Member Since: 01/12/05
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How do I start adding a room on to my 1980 mobile home? I want to add a bedroom with bath, and extend the livingroom. The walls and the roof?

James Tolbert

cookiemom

09:13PM | 01/22/06
Member Since: 01/22/06
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James,

So sorry, you can't legally add rooms unless they are additions made by a mobile home manufacturer. It's an engineering issue. HUD has to approve the addition. Your mobile home (no matter how permanent the foundation) is not governed by the building codes in your locality, it's under HUD. My understanding is that you can add a non-attached structure.

That's if you need a home inspection. People do additions all the time, but they aren't legal. You need to ask yourself if you'll ever sell this mobile or need to move it. Will you or anyone else need an occupancy permit? We do our remodel/ build activities by the book (always code and inspected) because it solves problems down the line, but that's not a choice everyone makes.
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