If you're looking for an affordable alternative to a traditional home, a single-wide manufactured home may be right. These homes are usually less expensive than site-built homes and only require one lot for placement. There are plenty of other advantages as well:
Single-Wide Homes Have A Smaller Footprint
The first and most obvious benefit of living in a single-wide manufactured home is that they're smaller than double-wides. The size difference is most apparent in the living space, where you might only have to make do with one or two bedrooms instead of three or four. And if you don't need all that space, your monthly expenses will be lower too.
They're More Affordable
Single-wide manufactured homes are more affordable than traditional houses. Compared to the average price of a new single-family home in the US, you can get a single-wide for less than $50,000. In contrast, you can buy a traditional home for more than $200,000.
Single-wide manufactured homes are also cheaper than double-wide counterparts and standard construction options (like stick built). If you're looking for affordability without sacrificing quality or style, then consider buying a single wide manufactured home.
You Can Put Them Almost Anywhere
One of the most obvious benefits is that you can put them almost anywhere. You don't need a large lot to have one, and they can be placed on any surface or location. They work great in subdivisions because they're smaller than traditional homes, so they don't take up as much of the lot's space. A single-wide manufactured home also works better on hillsides than other houses, making it easier for water to run off into drainage systems instead of pooling at the bottom.
They're Easier To Remodel
In a single-wide, you can remodel in stages. You're not limited to just one thing at a time, and it's far easier to make changes as your needs change. You may want to add a deck or porch or maybe even build upstairs loft space. Perhaps you want to add on a garage or sunroom? Or maybe you need extra storage space for all those holiday decorations cluttering up the house! If so, consider adding another room—even if it's just having an attached shed built on your property.
You may want to add a bedroom, bathroom, or garage so that one day your home will be perfect for entertaining guests—and then downsize again when those days are over. Your manufactured home can also be customized with an exterior design and color scheme to match your tastes. The possibilities are endless!
It's Easier To Cool And Heat Your Home
Regarding cooling and heating, single-wide manufactured homes also have an advantage. Manufactured homes are built with higher levels of insulation than stick-built homes, so they tend to be less drafty and use less energy for heating and cooling. This can save you money on utility bills and taxes (since some states offer tax breaks for energy-efficient homes). Single-wides also have better ventilation than other types of a manufactured homes, making them easier to heat in the wintertime without running up your bill.
If You Want To Move, They Help You Move Easily
A single-wide manufactured home is the best option if you want to move. They can be easily carried by professionals or on your own. The ease of moving is one of the primary reasons they are so popular among retirees and snowbirds who want to spend their winter months in warmer climates.
Single-wide manufactured homes are an excellent option for those who want to live in a home that's affordable and portable. If you're considering moving into one of these beauties, check out our inventory today!