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The Complete New Home
By the 50s and 60s, trailers had become viable domiciles, and mobile home parks had sprouted along the outskirts of thousands of towns. A typical park had a central shower and laundry facility with outhouses placed between every two units.
Trailer Park Deluxe
Manufactured Malibu Style
Point Dume Club is another well-known mobile home community in Malibu. Like at Paradise Cove, the residents here own their homes and lease the land from the park owners. Overlooking Zuma Beach, new construction and renovation work at Point Dume usually seeks to capitalize on the view.
Malibu Real Estate Blog
From Mobile to Manufactured
In 1976, the term "mobile" was officially replaced with "manufactured", as The Department of Housing and Urban Development set national standards to improve the quality and safety of these homes.
MSN Real Estate
Once it's been delivered and properly set up, a manufactured home can be hard to distinguish from a traditional site-built home. A case in point is Cavco’s HUD-code Santa Fe, with its stucco façade and parapet roof line (log vigas can also be ordered). Square footage ranges from 1,300 to 3,200. Ceilings reach as high as 10'.
Like the mobile models of the 50s and 60s, today's manufactured homes arrive complete with everything from appliances to window treatments. Many offer upgrades as well, like Champion's Ultimate Kitchens suite of top-of-the-line countertops, fixtures, and cabinets.
The Great Outdoors
Suzanne Felber, Lifestylist and consultant to the factory-built housing industry, sees a rising interest in homes with attached outdoor living spaces. In a factory-built house, the porch is incorporated into the roof and structure of the home for stability.
Southern Energy Homes
A Look Forward
Regarded as an RV, Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.’s portable Popomo is built on a 20' flatbed trailer and offers 172 square feet of living space. Though it shares the metal shell of its mobile predecessors, the building is designed with 21st-century sensitivity to environmental factors—for instance, it faces south during winter for solar gain.
Tumbleweed Tiny House co.
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