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Transformational! Old Mobile Home Park Redeveloping Into Small or ‘Tiny House’ Factory-Built Housing Project

April 5th, 2019 Comments off

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Champion Homes, or Champion Home Builders, is a mobile and modular home manufacturing company that operates as a subsidiary of the Skyline Champion Corporation,” says Wikipedia. Among their operating brands is Silvercrest, located in Corona, CA 92880.

 

Silvercrest is very much in the mix of what is occurring at the “Palm Canyon Mobile Club.”

According to that land-lease communities YouTube page, “Built in the 1940s, the Palm Canyon Mobile Club was showing its age when the owners approached realtor Paul Kaplan about helping to sell new homes in the park.”

Kaplan suggested a fresh start to the development. He promoted the notion of investing in smaller factory-built homes, which they initially referred to as “tiny homes instead of traditional mobile homes. Rather than partnering with a prefab designer or tiny home architect, they chose to work with a traditional mobile home manufacturer because of the scale of the project (100 homes).”

While the nomenclature is the normal problematic mix, no doubt the promoters wanted the search engine optimization (SEO) value of the phrases “mobile home” and “tiny house.”

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Working with manufactured home builder Silvercrest, they pushed for a modern, Midcentury-inspired design more fitting of Palm Springs and avoiding some of the hallmark details of conventional mobile homes like ceiling moldings and six-panel doors,” states their YouTube web page, which has had over 500,000 views in about 7 months.

There’s also a stigma against mobile home parks,” explains Kaplan, adding, “You know the whole trailer trash kind of thing, and I think people are re-looking at it and seeing it really provides a nice sense of community.”

Their page said, “The Palm Canyon Mobile Club has a renovated pool and clubhouse with workout room and community kitchen. The houses start at $115,000 for the 600 square foot model, with a $650 monthly rental fee for the site.”

Their video is below. Let’s note once more that the old canard that a video has to be short to be viewed is proven errant by this one.  The issue in part is, does the viewer want to learn about that given topic?  If a viewer finds the video relevant, they will watch it.

 

 

Published on Sep 9, 2018, this video has at the time we posted it 511,939 views, with some 9,900 likes vs. 359 thumbs down from viewers.

Notice that this video dwarfs what Clayton Homes, or the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has produced in the way of views to ‘debunk’ the manufactured home stereotypes.

These are issues that must be carefully considered, because the powers-that-be in manufactured housing continue to put out industry ‘alerts’ and ‘news updates’ that make it sound like they are doing so much to ‘promote’ the industry or address underlying issues.  If so, where’s the beef?  Where are their results?

To learn more, see the articles linked below.  Our sources are telling us that the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington ‘axis’ are feeling the heat.  They need to, or they arguably have no incentive to change their patterns of behavior.

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Habitat for Humanity Using Factory Built Home in First

October 24th, 2017 Comments off

YouTubeHabitatModularHomesModularNewsDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsFor much of the U.S., the on-site building season can take place almost year-round.

But not so more northern climates in the United States, or Canada, where the conventional construction season is fairly short.

So, when a widely known organization like Habitat for Humanity turns to modular construction in a state like Maine, it’s a potential win for many on a variety of levels.

The teaming up of Habitat with modular construction is reportedly a first in the state of Maine.  But it has occurred in Canada, and a few other places, as the video on this page reflects.

Per Maine’s Forecaster,Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine’s first modular home arrived in the city Oct. 11, the start of a new trend for the group that builds affordable houses.”


As of Tuesday had raised nearly $11,000  out of a $30,000 goal has been raised to support the effort, via another first for the group – a crowd-sourced funding initiative.

The homebuyer is reportedly able to afford “a certain amount to purchase the home, and Habitat is subsidizing the rest through the $30,000 campaign, according to Kathy Smith, Habitat’s director of development.”

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Bath-based Dirigo Custom Structures was used to build the modular home, being sited at 167 Middle St in Bath.

The home has a “daylight basement” which the home was placed over.

They popped it on and secured it, and it’s buttoned up,” Habitat’s Smith said in an interview Oct. 17. “And now this Saturday we start with volunteers going in to complete the home.”

Finishing the basement, siding, a front porch, and other completion items are expected to occur over the next eight weeks.

We’re hoping to have the homeowner and family in before Christmas, even maybe mid-December, if possible,” Smith said.

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Habitat for Humanity requires homeowners to invest “sweat equity hours into the construction process. Because the modular home is prefabricated, the three-member family has been helping out at Habitat’s ReStore in Topsham, Maine.  They will also work alongside volunteers at the home site, doing the described completion work, noted above.

Once finished, there will be about 1,500 square feet of space.

Smith said they don’t know the precise savings to be expected, which they will determine once the project is completed.  Beyond the cost savings, as factory built home professionals know, there will be “a number of months” in saved construction time.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 24 to October 1, 2017

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Our featured articles for September are available on the MHProNews.com home page.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 3 to September 10, 2017

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Our new September issue is live. Our featured articles will be available on the MHProNews.com home page. Our September theme will be available mid-week this week.

 To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News August 13th to August 20th, 2017

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Our new August issueOur theme for this month: Awful, Awesome August 2017 in MHVille

featured articles will be available on the MHProNews.com home page. Our May theme will be available mid-week this week.

 To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News July 9 to July 15, 2017

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Pre HUD Code Home brought in Illegally

December 29th, 2015 Comments off

new_mexico_riograndesun__jeff_tucker__creditIn New Mexico, Michael Baca’s appeal to keep a pre HUD Code home was denied by the Torrance County Commission by a 2-1 vote Dec. 23, although it did pull at the heartstrings of the commissioners to essentially deny a family a place to live. Mr. Baca, with two kids, a wife and his mother, said he spent all he had for permits and fees and moving costs, and cannot afford to move the 1973 model.

The nay voter, Commissioner Julia DuCharme, said,At this holiday season it breaks my heart to basically make this family homeless,”according to mvtelegraph.

My heart says let them have the trailer but my head says that it is wrong because we have a law against it,” commented Commissioner Jim Frost.

Commission Chairman Leroy Candelaria gently suggested Baca could have looked at rules and regulations online before moving his home to a different county and wound up in this situation. This is one of the saddest things that we have to do as a commission,” Candelaria said, to which Baca responded, “I know now that I didn’t do this right or I wouldn’t be here.

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Dutch Firm Designs Flashy Prefab Homes for Young Professionals

January 3rd, 2015 Comments off

 

Heijmans-ONE-gizmag-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-Americans don’t have a monopoly on the design of prefab housing. Sometimes it’s interesting to take a look at what’s happening in other countries. American and international builders can – and no doubt do – pick up some ideas from each other. MHProNews checks out global pre-fab news, just as we know that in December 2014, more than 145 nations our site, researching American manufactured and modular housing news. Here is what a Dutch company is doing with their latest pre-fab housing concept.

Innovative prefabricated home designs are being developed by the Dutch construction firm Heijmans. The company announced a new prototype prefabricated house that will occupy underused city areas and will rent to young professionals.

The Heijmans ONE is currently being tested with a view to launch during 2015.

Gizmag  tells MHProNews that Heijmans intends to situate ONE developments primarily in derelict city plots owned by the firm, the local council, or other developers. It will be available for rent at around €700 (US$852) per month, which Heijmans says is comparable to a small apartment in cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The target market for these homes are well-educated 25 to 35 year olds, who are probably single, but it could also accommodate couples.

The two-story home is designed by Dutch architects MoodBuilders and is built primarily from wood framing, measuring 9.2 x 3.5 m (30 x 11.5 ft) and rises to a height of 5.9 m (19.3 ft).Heijmans-ONE-interior-dutch-prefab-gizmag-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-

The partly open-plan ground floor includes a kitchen, bathroom, and lounge area. A bedroom and small desk area is located in the mezzanine upstairs, and the home also features a small outdoor patio area.

After being assembled in a factory, the Heijmans ONE is transported by truck, and on-site installation takes just one day.

Though the home’s roof-based solar array currently serves only to offset some of the costs of its grid-connected electricity needs, a Heijmans spokesman says that the company is intent on making the home completely self-sufficient as far as energy is concerned. In this respect, some U.S. firms – Modular Lifestyles comes to mind – look to be ahead in the near- or net-zero off-grid race.

Currently, there are two trial ONE homes being tested, one of which has a full-time occupant. Once testing is completed in March 2015, the Heijmans team will further develop the concept for market, with the aim of launching the first 30 rental units later in the year.

Clearly, factory-home building is on the minds of designers and builders globally. The bold design of Heijmans ONE is going to be one to watch as they move from R&D towards a final roll out.##

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Building Permits on Hold for Factory-built Homes

June 16th, 2014 Comments off

The Martin County Board of Commissioners in Florida adopted an interim moratorium on building permits for the construction of modular homes in residential future land use designations, according to tcpalm.com. Meanwhile, MHProNews understands the county planning agency proposes to amend Article 3 and Article 6 to distinguish between modular homes, manufactured homes and recreational vehicles (RVs). It also intends to establish standards for factory-built homes, RVs and RV communities. ##

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2014 Louisville Manufactured Home Show Video Preview

December 18th, 2013 Comments off

louisville-show-manufactured-home-daily-business-news-mhpronews-manufacturedhomes-com-The 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is just a little over a month away. A sold out show and attendee registrations running well ahead of 2013 all suggest an even stronger event to kick off the 2014 selling season.

For those who haven’t been to this or other factory built home trade shows in recent years, ManufacturedHomes.com, MHProNews and the Louisville Show management teamed up to provide industry professionals with this video preview. Links to the LouisvilleShow website, popular business building and finance seminars, 48 model homes, 91 exhibitors, plus super networking at the KMHI-MHI mixer are all among the reasons pros say they to go.

Business-boosting branding and technology will be featured as well.


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Show dates are January 22-24th. For more information on the largest event in 2013, click here and then go to the LouisvilleManufacturedHousingShow.com website to pre-register. Most industry members can attend free with a photo ID and a business card. ##

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