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Mobile housing - analysis. Pros and cons.

Mobile housing - analysis. Pros and cons.



Mobile housing - analysis. Pros and cons.



And here we are again at the sweet blog, the sweetest blog online.


And today, we intend to review a rather fascinating phenomenon in the field of housing that has already spread around the world - mobile housing.

In recent years we have witnessed the expansion of this phenomenon.

A phenomenon of conscious choice of many people to live in mobile homes, caravans, trailers, etc.

As the years went by, the phenomenon became more sophisticated, and those mobile residences became more comfortable and advanced. Creativity is the name of the game.

Read this article from almost nine years ago, which explains the expansion of the phenomenon from the very beginning.


If you are an existing member of our sweet crib community, you have probably already gotten to know our writing style, and if not, we will mention that we like to be practical, so this article will be styled - practically for and against.

As usual, we will not innovate anything dramatic but just present our humble (but wonderfully sweet) opinion on the issue.

Stay tuned.






1. Cheaper.


The price differences between a "normal" home and a mobile home are significant by any standard.

In fact, the main reason many people choose this housing format is precisely because of this reason.

Lack of bill payments for a wide variety of types and authorities. This is a very (very) economic activity.

Their design and maintenance are also much simpler, And of course, the construction itself is much cheaper, and from an irreversible state of having to enslave your whole life for four walls (or more, depending on your design style), in a mobile home, spending on creating and finishing a project is really not a life-changing operation. Contrary to all aspects of the mortgage and the endless lien to the bank.

Read more in this article regarding the simple reasons that make them much cheaper.



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So if your consideration contains mainly economic aspects - such a solution may be good for you.




2. Excitement.



Generally, people who choose mobile housing are (also) characterized by a high level of adventure and excitement than the average person.

The thrill of actually being able to just get up and leave at any point of time you want is just incredible.

Interested in a trip to an exciting destination? No problem at all. Just start the engine of your house, and let's go.

It may sound a little dangerous to some of you, but the ability to just leave and go, all of a sudden, wherever you want, without giving explanations to anyone, is an ability that many will find fascinating.

Mobile housing provides those who have chosen it with many flexible and dynamic capabilities, which, according to them at least, help them fulfill their dreams and aspirations.

Indeed, this does not suit everyone, but it's a perfect fit for their adventurous nature for some.



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So if the adventurer motivates you in other situations in your life - he may find satisfaction and enjoyment in this type of housing.




3. Maintenance.



Unlike a "real home," a mobile home is characterized by reasonably simple maintenance.

Efforts to furnish it do not even come close to the steps involved in designing and furnishing an "ordinary home."

Everything is relatively small and compact. The cleaning procedure is also quite simple. And overall, it can be said with a high level of certainty that maintaining a mobile home is much simpler.

There is indeed the need to know how to "fit" things accurately and purposefully into "smaller" spaces that characterize a mobile home. But once this adjustment has been made, daily maintenance is much simpler.



Home productsPretty simple to maintain







1. Size.


Generally, mobile homes will be characterized by smaller sizes, sometimes even in a way that will make it challenging to manage a proper living environment.

If you are such a type that this matter does not bother you, and you have no problem adapting to smaller spaces, fine. But if you need an extensive home interior space - this may be a problem for you.

The issue of size is fundamental whenever mobile homes come up for discussion. It is impossible to avoid it, and you must be aware of it when you decide on the matter.




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A mobile home may be too tiny




While there is no doubt that in the modern age, there has been a massive improvement in this look compared to the beginning of the mobile home era, and today you can find mobile homes in quite impressive sizes, still, with that being said, a significant proportion of houses of this type will have their owners adapt to a relatively limited interior space.

For further enrichment on the issue of the growing size of mobile homes, read this.




2. Lack of stability.



Despite the particular respect and appreciation that many of us have for the free spirit and dynamism that characterizes the idea of mobile homes, with that being said, we need to note that mobile homes are also characterized by a marked lack of stability.

Lack of stability is reflected in the absence of a healthy and beneficial community and family life.

So with all the proper extinction for that free spirit idea, most people (still) prefer their homes connected to the ground (including the metaphorical aspect).

Moreover, We all know the American dream regarding the cute house, the garden, and the garage. That stability, along with that well-known American dream, is hurt by the idea of mobile homes. Read more about it here.



Home productsStability is key




3. Technical and social difficulties.




Despite the romantic ideas and the free spirit in the mobile home concept. It is important to emphasize that there are also not simple technical difficulties.

For example, you can not just park your house where you want. It very much depends on the laws of the specific country in which you are located.

In some, you can only do this if you own physical land, and in some, this will only be possible in approved parking lots designated for this.

In both cases, it is not as simple as many might think.

Another example is the lack of services that you may have become accustomed to during your stay "in ordinary homes."

We hope that it is pretty clear to you that you will not receive the same level of medical / community/police / economic services and more that the authorities will be able to provide you with a "normal" living environment, compared to a remote and isolated caravan park and the like.

You will need to adapt to improvisational and creative abilities that you may not have required in a non-mobile living environment.

Moreover, unfortunately, there is a pretty socially solid stigma regarding people who choose such a way of living.

They are perceived as not serious, "hippies," trouble seekers, and so on.

Think of the look of a "serious" girl on a first date when you tell her you to live in a caravan in a remote parking lot.

We are not telling you to plan your life according to other people's opinions. This is not our intention. Our only wish is to reflect on the social situations that we may encounter when making certain decisions.

By the way, many argue for another and very significant problem when it comes to mobile homes - extreme depreciation. Read more about that here.



Home productsNo problems? Think again




Also, regarding the daily use, do you think it is so simple to make every tiny corner of the house purposeful ?! It is not.

You must understand that this way of living is a massive change from everything you know about the housing concept. It is not so easy to adapt to such a critical change.

Read here in detail about the typical daily difficulties in this housing concept.

There are other technical and social difficulties associated with this type of residence.

In the paragraph above, we have written you only the main ones.

Our main message is to make you look at the issue with realistic eyes. And not to imagine that this does not involve difficulties at all. Because they exist.

In conclusion, we hope we have analyzed the issue well for you.

And if you are considering being more serious about it, we hope this article has helped you.


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