Mobile homes are pretty interesting, especially if it’s a log cabin mobile home but how much do they cost? I started to wonder this as the idea came into my mind. I decided to look up what I could about these homes on wheels, and if they would break my wallet.
So, how much do these mobile log cabin homes cost? A cheap mobile home with at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can cost you around eighty-thousand dollars or more. Considering this was the cheapest price found from a local retailer it is safe to say there are other types of mobile homes with greater costs.
Mobile homes can be difficult to choose from and difficult to know whether you want to move forward with your purchase. Most mobile homes have different layouts and setups inside which you can pick and choose from. Prices change between these different kinds of models. So it is important to sit down and set up a list of homes you find that best fit you.
What Kinds of Mobile Homes Are There?
We’ll start off with single wides.
These homes are typically the smallest ones to choose from. Their dimensions are 10-16 feet with a width of 42-90 feet. Their length is about 600-1300 square feet, which you use to live in. They got their name by being easily towed as a single unit.
Keep in mind, because this home is quite small there are very few options to choose from when it comes to what you want the inside of your home to consist of.
In a single wide mobile home you can have:
- 1 bathroom
- 1 living room
- 2 bedrooms
- An eat-in kitchen
It is not impossible to purchase a more luxurious single-wide home, but at most, it will have a second toilet.
These homes are also known to be quite hard to finance. A new mobile single wide home is about $40,000 and one that is used can cost around $10,000 to $25,000.
This is the most popular out of all the mobile homes available. Their dimensions are 20-42 feet in width, and 42-90 feet in length which usually adds up to 2,000 square feet of space to roam around in. This is a lot better than a single-wide home. But when this home needs to be towed, it will be taken apart into two separate sections.
A typical set up of this double-wide home is:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2/3 bathrooms
- Two to three of the following:
- Dining room
- Living room
- Washing room
This home is ideal for larger families and even those with small families that would like not to feel cramped in their own home. Unfortunately, the cost of this style of home is higher than the single-wide. A new double-wide home is around $75,000 but one that is used can cost $20,000 to $50,000.
Triple or Multi-Wide
This style of mobile home is not popular compared to the two above. Though, they are slowly making their way into the market and catching the eyes of some. In all honesty, the reason they are not as popular is that a mobile home of this size easily compares to the size of a small home, which people believe they are better off purchasing rather than some mobile home of the same size.
A layout of a triple-wide or a multi-wide home is:
- 3-5 bedrooms
- 3 to 4 bathrooms
- Living room
- Dining room
- Washing room
And the cost of this style of mobile home is higher than both the single-wide and double wide home. A new triple-wide or multi-wide mobile home costs about $100,000 to $250,000. While a used home is $50,000.
Moving A Mobile Home
This aspect of owning a mobile home can be quite a hassle. it is time-consuming and risky, and in reality, it is not advised to move your mobile home at all unless you absolutely needed to. Moving your home can not only affect the risk of it being damaged but it can also affect its value once you have moved it. The less a mobile home is moved around the more valuable it becomes.
Though if it is necessary to move your home here are some costs to look out for when going through that obstacle:
- Short distance haul can cost: $1,000-$5,000
- Long distance haul can cost: $10,000-$25,000
- The cost of disconnecting all your utilities and preparing the home for the move can cost: $1,000
With that being said there is an upside to having your mobile homestay in place for a long period of time, if you ever decided to sell it, it will go up in its value.
Some other costs to note about when owning a mobile home would be building its foundation. This is important to any home because it gives it a stable ground to lay upon and during harsh weather that the foundation will not give up on the home. The cost for a plot or foundation can cost around $10,000 to 15,000.
Another cost would be utilities, hooking and setting it up alone can cost $1,000.
Lastly, lot rent. When your home is in an RV Park it usually is up to the state or the park itself to dictate how much they will charge you. Though it is typically lower than how much you would pay for an apartment or home. Rent can cost about $300 to $800.
How much do trailers cost? The rent for an average trailer is about $700 to $1,000 a month.
What is the difference between a modular home and a mobile home? A modular home is placed onto permanent foundations where a mobile home is built with steel chassis and wheels, which means they can be moved from the ground they are placed on.
How many years do mobile homes last? A mobile home can usually last to about 30 years and 55 years if it is of higher quality, or it can depend on how well you take care of your mobile home.