What exactly is a mobile home? Some think they are just trailers or double-wides. But the definition encompasses so much more.

Commonly called mobile homes in the US, manufactured housing is usually assembled in factories and moved to where they will be lived in. Then, they are set in either pier and pad or permanent foundations. Mobile homes that are made in the US have to conform to federal codes governed by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).

In fact, several of these HUD standards are more stringent than IRC coded (built on site) homes. A 2011 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study indicated fire occurrence and injury rates were lower in manufactured than in IRC coded homes. HUD requirements like two exterior doors and additional cabinet protection above ranges help create this superior fire safety.

Mobile Home Styles

Comforting as the HUD coding requirements are, it’s the building options that excite purchasers. Take a look at the Cavco homes featured on the pages of the Palm Gardens Mobile Home and RV Park website. The houses stand out for their diversity, beauty and style choices.

Ranging from 700 to 1,700 square feet, the homes feature dozens and dozens of amenities, floor plans and interior/exterior designs you can select from to customize your house.

If you’re unfamiliar with mobile homes, these homes from Cavco may open your vistas to a brand new, very affordable, classy style of living!