Hello! I am a full time college student. I came across your site while doing research and think ur site is great! I am considering purchasing a mobile home instead of wasting money on rent. I do have some questions and concerns though. I was wondering…how do you maintain the water/ bathroom situation?
How many times can one room be redone? When we first bought our home new, there was carpet in the BATHROOM. Ugh…why do they do this? So, almost immediately, after realizing that two young boys and carpet around a toilet do not belong in the same house together, we tore it up. Luckily, there was linoleum underneath. We scratched our heads. Why? Oh Why? Would someone put carpet OVER linoleum. But…alas…I digress. I have promised a post on the remodel of our kids’ old bathroom, now that we are empty nesters. The bathroom now belongs to my husband. Our master bath is no longer good enough for him. We have put together quite a lovely, masculine, spa-like retreat in our new bath that he just can’t bear to give up. So, after all the stress of dealing with the terrible contractor debacle mentioned in our Contractor Pros and Woes post, and finally hiring our all-time favorite contractor to complete the job (fantastically I might ad!), we have a bathroom remodel to share with you. Everything we change in our home, we change with an eye to our future. What will our needs be as we get older? Well, we didn’t … Continue reading
Here’s a little filler for your tiller today. Yahoo actually did a little ditty about mobile homes! The gallery can be found at this link: The Evolution of the Mobile Home A new post is coming soon, I promise. The final bathroom remodel and a series on our recent living room project are soon to come! Happy Spring! The McGees
Living in a mobile or manufactured home is a great choice. Not only do you have a smaller footprint on the planet by not building a large, energy hog of a stick-built home, but you also learn to live more simply, accumulating less “stuff” (as you have less space to put it in!). Living in these small spaces is a challenge, however, they require less energy to heat and cool if you keep them reasonably well insulated. We have made so many updates to our home since we moved into our 1994 Fairmont double wide home. Each change we make we do with an eye toward efficiency, sustainability, or our future needs (as seniors!). We are always forward thinking in this regard because we would rather pay for these things now than have a need for them spring up later on in our lives when we are just trying to use our retirement to relax and enjoy ourselves…not spend lots of money on home improvements! We purchased Thermopane Vinyl Windows that are no maintenance, screened windows that are well insulated and energy efficient. They boast a Low-E rating to decrease heat loss by … Continue reading