Rv, Tiny Home, Prefab Or Mobile Home On Private Land

Discussion in 'Retirement & Leisure' started by Sharla Skyspirit, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Ted Richards

    Ted Richards Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2017
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    I've owned several mobile homes as well as several stick-built conventional homes. We bought this mobile home in 2005 as our forever home and we love it! I'll tell you why. First of all, it's all on one level, the washer and dryer are in a small utility room on the same floor, there are no stairs to climb which is great for disabled people. We live in a senior mobile home park on the city limits so we are close to the hospital and medical care as well as shopping. Our park is well cared for. We pay a small monthly space rent and for that we get a small yard, landscaping maintenance of common greenspace and trees, winter snow clearing and sanding, they even do my driveway! The company also provides water and city sewer and outdoor lighting.

    Our home was 9 years old when we bought it and it is 14' X 70' with a 13' X 68' addition that provides a carport in front, a large covered deck in the center, and two rooms in the back, one a small mud room and a larger bedroom in back. Altogether there are 1300 Sq, Ft. enclosed, plenty for two old folks.

    For those concerned about the quality of construction, I think it is very good with a heavily insulated base on a steel box frame, 6" insulated walls, conventional pitch roof with asphalt shingles and a foot of insulation in the ceiling. The addition is contractor built, and entirely separate building alongside the mobile home with a connecting doorway sharing electrical and heating connection. It is also heavily insulated as is necessary in Canada. After we moved in, we added whole-home air conditioning because we are wimps and like our comfort.

    We really like the layout with a bedroom at each end, an ensuite bathroom and another bathroom at the other end. This layout eliminates hallways, always a huge waste of space. I've turned the addition bedroom into a multi-use room, It has a large futon that can be opened into a comfortable queen size bed or it can be my hobby room the rest of the time. I store three mobility scooters there, my exercise bike, and a large work table with a computer chair.

    Outside is a small shop that I use for my many small projects in summer.

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