The Creation Begins with Destruction

The trailer has been re-located down next to the cabin. I've got the pressure-treated lumber to build the base. And if my motivation keeps up, I should have it framed in by the end of the summer. Hopefully.

Jan 27, 2010

Next Size Down

This is what you would call a Single-Wide Mobile Home.
14 x 70
2-bedrooms, 2-baths, 980 sq ft

It had a large carport on the left side ... a much smaller one on the right side (West) ... The wind tended to come from the West (sometimes quite violently) and had ripped off the carport on that side.  Both carports had originally been the same size.  But the one on the right was reduced to less than 1/3 it's original self.  That was all that could be salvaged after the wind storm.

You'll notice a nice little storage shed back on the right (for over-flow).  Garden boxes on the left ... a lovely chainlink fence all the way around ... and concrete driveways.

We didn't own the land.
The park owners sold the land.
The new owner doubled the rents ... took away the vehicle storage lot ... declared the child playground unsafe and tore it out ... then announced his intentions to bulldoze the park ... and create a stick-built homes development.

None of the surrounding counties would allow you to put a single-wide on any property other than an existing Mobile Home park (which were in short supply due to developers buying them up and building stores or homes on the sites).  You couldn't even put it on land that you owned.  We sold out to someone who said they were going to move it to another state nearby.  Then the housing market crashed.  No development.  It has yet to be moved.

The west side tended to catch a lot of tumble-weeds.
It was also the hottest wall.
The last windows on that side are to the Master bedroom.

This is what it looked like on the day we packed and moved.
We lost half of what we paid for it.

The lesson is ...
Know what your county & town will or won't allow...
own the land ...

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