I live in a trailer. What type of home do you live in?

United States
February 13, 2008 1:14pm CST
I live in a double wide trailer/manufactured home on 5 acres in the middle of nowhere. I love it! My trailer is really nice. I have a huge kitchen, a huge master bedroom with an office in it and a huge master bath with a garden tub. What type of home do you live in?
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
13 Feb 08
I live in an ocean front condo in Baja. We have lobster traps in the ocean. When I'm not working, we go out there and catch lobsters. Well actually, my neighbor does that more than I. Most of the time I'm a spectator and a consumer of the catch...LOL...ha ha ha. I don't have your ample space, but, we have the world's biggest backyard - the Pacific Ocean. And we have the most fantastic sunsets you can ever imagine. In front of us are the Coronado Islands, during the summer, the sun sets between the islands...BREATHTAKING!
• United States
13 Feb 08
I think the only thing that would make me move away from my little farm is if I could live like that. I just love saltwater fishing.
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• Canada
13 Feb 08
Hey Pete, perhaps I'll send you a message in a bottle. I am the last Island off of the British Columbia Coast. We just don't have that beautiful sun/ hot sun all the time. But we do have a beautiful rainforest and great fishing.
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@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 08
Hi petebaja. I would love to love in an ocean front condo. To have the Pacific ocean as your backyard is amazing. I can just imagine all the wonderful sunsets. What are the Coronado Islands like?
@ladyslew (91)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Wow, it's funny you would mention this because my daughter is considering either a trailer or a modular home. Maybe you could tell me what brand your home is? Have you had any problems with it? Any features you wish you had gotten, or ones you wish you hadn't gotten? Suggestions defintely welcome! I myself live in an apartment. Just a one bedroom, perfect size for only one person. It's a little rough to have company because it means the living room becomes a bedroom, but the only people who ever stay over are my children anyway.
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• United States
15 Feb 08
My daughter lives in New Mexico, so I don't think she's getting a Palm Harbor trailer. But now that you have said that these trailers are specially built to meet standards for hurricanes it makes me wonder what's not as sound about the other trailers! I guess I'm just being a paranoid mother, lol. But I am proud of my daughter. She paid cash for her land, 1.7 acres. She'll be financing her home, but know her she will have it paid off very early.
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• United States
25 Feb 08
You have every right to be proud of your daughter. Did she get her trailer yet?
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I have lived in many different homes and I once lived in a trailer like you. Right now I am living at my sister-in-laws house while they are down south for the winter. It is a big house about 3500 sqft but we don't use much of it. We pretty much live downstairs and only go upstairs to cook. Before this we lived in an apartment and I hated that, but when we leave here in about a month we will be moving back into an apartment again because we can't afford to live in a house. Do you have a garden since you have all that room? I used to have a garden, oh how my life has changed in the last 2 years. We have had some pretty bad luck in the last couple years so things are just not good for us right now. I can't work because of health issues and this has really hurt us financially. Oh well, enjoy your home no matter where you live.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Wow that's a huge house! Does she charge you rent? If not then you can be saving lots of money while she is gone! Yes, I have a very big vegetable garden and a smaller herb garden. Of course I also have lots of plant gardens as well.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
No she doesn't charge us any rent but we do have to pay the utility bills and they are very high because of the house being so big. We pay about $600 a month on those.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 Feb 08
home - front side view
We live on 50 acres out in the country..Our house is an old farm house built in 1875 that definately needs TLC but having 48 acres of woods and 2 acres of lawn plus the large rooms more than makes up for it LOL...We started renovations the first yr we were here and though we have a ways to go yet (this yr I THINK we are working on the outside of the house, new doors, new siding etc) I just love this place:-D
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Inside we have 2 full bathrooms, the upstairs has a standing shower and a jacuzzi, there are 5 bedrooms, large kitchen, small workout room, entertainment room for the kids (small), 2 living rooms but one is my computer/sewing/reading area...and there USE TO be a Widows Peak but it was taken out yrs before we moved here but my husband said we'll put another one in at some point which will be nice...We're also planning on putting a nice deck on the back of the house as well which I can't wait to do :-D
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• United States
15 Feb 08
What a beautiful photo! I love your place.
• Canada
13 Feb 08
I live in a semi attached house in Canada. I live near the lake so it can get pretty cold but its a nice area I suppose. Its not very loud and crazy like it would be if I was living downtown Toronto, Ontario. My neighbours are nice too! I would much rather live somewhere that is warm right now because I am beginning to hate all this snow!!
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• Canada
13 Feb 08
I live in a four bedroom house that I just inheritated from my dad just over a year ago. It is great to have my own space. I live on the waterfront in an Inlet. I could hear the surf out in the Pacific Ocean, on a quiet night, it is an awesome sound. I have a huge balcony, I love sitting out on the balcony on a clear night, as I live in a small community, I get to see millions of stars. There is some work to be done. I am looking at tearing it down and rebuilding a log house style bed and breakfast. Yoo Hoo.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
I know what you mean rockerchick. I went to visit my girlfriend in the UP (Michigan) last winter and about froze my booty off!
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@NCgirl (488)
• Philippines
26 Feb 08
My husband and I live in a 1960-built craftsman bungalow, he inherited the house from his grandmother, and he renovated some part of the house. I love the kitchen, it's not that big, but I have everything I need in it. My mother-in-law just live next to us, she lives in a trailer too, I think it's cool, because you can move or haul it should you change address or something.
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• United States
27 Feb 08
That is so cool! I wish my in-laws would move closer to us. They are getting old and I want to take care of them. As it is, they live in California and we live in Florida.
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I live in a single home. I have no land with it. I can look out my windows and see into my neighbors homes. I have a basement that leaks. My house is all one level. I have three bedrooms and one bathroom. It is a very small house. I would love to have a home that is on five of more acres of land. I would like it even better if it was in the mountains somewhere. I want peace and quiet and little critters running around as well. I have lived in a state where life is going so fast that you can not really enjoy it. The crime rate here is outrageous as well. I would like to be able to walk out of my front door and not have to worry about getting shot.
• United States
25 Feb 08
Hey there sizzle3000. I hope you can get out of that situation soon. It sounds horrible!
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Feb 08
well trailers are good and cool..In a house a loving house where i have my hubby beside me all the time and see my kids running about the house
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• United States
19 Feb 08
Sounds like you have a wonderful life ayou82!
@ddzdvd (361)
• United States
18 Feb 08
i too live in a double wide,and love it.its way better than renting an apartment or buying a condo.its very affordable and i have survived many hurricanes here in s.fla in my double wide.im happy with my trailer!
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• United States
19 Feb 08
What kind of trailer do you have? We have a Palm Harbor. I think it is very well built and when we had it inspected before buying it, the inspector said that it was the best trailer he had ever inspected as far as the foundation and the way it was tied down.
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
I live in a studia type condo unit. Its not that big though just enough space for my stuff. I live alone so that space would be quite enough since i tend to be scared in a big apartment. Its very cozy and very sleep inducing. =)I think your trailer is cute! very nice!
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• United States
15 Feb 08
Ha! I'm the oppisite, I get scared in small spaces.
@valerie37 (981)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
14 Feb 08
We live in a 1977 Commodore mobile home. It has 4 bedrooms and 1 and a half baths. We own it, but it's set up in a trailer park so we of course are paying lot rent. I hate it. I would love to be able to someday get a bigger trailer maybe a double wide and put it on land of our own, but I don't see that ever happening.
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• United States
15 Feb 08
Awe. I lived like that for a while and hated it too. I hope you get that land someday.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I live in a Bungalow on half an acre. We have two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, living room and mud room. It's small, under a thousand square feet, but I like my little house. My hubby's dream is to live in the middle of nowhere, but as much as I love the woods and fields, I like the convenience of living here.
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• United States
15 Feb 08
I've heard that from a lot of couples that move out here thinking that it is going to be great only for the husband to find out that his wife hates it out here and then they have to sell. I for one, love it out here.
@gemini_rose (16194)
14 Feb 08
Your trailer sounds lovely and in an lovely location! I live in a town house which is the end of a row of about 6. Family call it my palace, but I think it is more like doctor whos tardis, because from the front it looks tiny and nothing special, but you walk through the front door and its huge. I will never forget the first day I went to view it, the estate agent told us they had a 4 bedroomed house for us to view, I remember standing at the front door and thinking I am not going to like it, its too small for us. We walked in and I was gobsmacked, its 100 years old so all the rooms downstairs are big, but tall as well, it has a dining room, living room and long kitchen then 2 good size bedrooms upstairs but then where the loft would have been it has been made into another floor with the other 2 bedrooms but you cant tell from the outside!. But the biggest surprise was the garden it is massive. You just wouldnt believe it looking at the front of it!
• United States
14 Feb 08
Sounds really nice. I have to say though that I wouldn't like having my neighbors so close. :-)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, 1 bath, 1 small kitchen and the living room area is connected with the dining area. It is approximately 750 square feet. I live here with my fiance and daughter, so it's big enough for the three of us, but not very big for our stuff. I'm the kind of person that doesn't like to throw anything away, I like to keep it for keeps sake. Hopefully, we'll get to buy a house and I'll have more space for my junk. But for now, our cozy little apartment will do.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
I've lived in a small camper before and I have to admit, the small kitchen killed me! I hope you get to buy a house soon too.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
14 Feb 08
It sounds nice. My mom lives in a double wide trailer and I never would have imagined it would feel so cozy. I live in a single story house that sits on over 60 acres. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and 2 car garage. One of my favorite thing about living here are all the trees that surround the house. It gives a lot of shade in the summertime. I also like not having neighbors right next to me, which is a big plus! :)
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• United States
14 Feb 08
60 acres is awesome! My family had 56 acres in Mississippi. I really miss having that much. I remember going on nature walks on my own property for hours on end. It was great!
• United States
14 Feb 08
sweet, I have a storage room which is packed lol,and I really have to start looking through stuff and see what i can give to salvation army there's one just across my road lol.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
I donate all the time. It really does give you a good feeling.
• Canada
14 Feb 08
I live in a new townhouse condominium in Canada. It is absolutely wonderful. It is on the outskirts of a large city (100,000). It is like living in the country. I grew up in the country. Everything is brand new so I do not have to worry about anything breaking. And, I do not have to do any outside work or maintenance cause it is a condo. I have a nice private patio out back for BBQ parties, A large open kitchen and a huge master bath and master bedroom.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
Oh that does sound nice!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Currently I live in nice 3 br 2 bath house in the burbs. Your trailer sounds nice. I lived in a trailer in my early 20's. It was a single wide aluminum shoebox. Can you say Nightmare? lol. It was built in the early 70s. If I had to go back to trailer living, I'd sure get one like yours. And I'd own it not rent like I did before. Enjoy it, it sounds nice.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
My family lived in one of those aluminum shoeboxes when we first sold the farm in MS and moved to FL. It wasn't nice at all but, it was better than the shack with the outhouse we had on the farm. LOL
@gandatwo (602)
• Australia
13 Feb 08
My Hubby and I live on a forty five foot fly bridge cruiser girlgonefishing.We had planed to drop the lines from our little creek home...have been here for just over a year, only minutes from the City,however it is so beautiful and quite,especially in the early morning.I am an early riser,so I get to hear the birds awaken..so nice.We were scheduled to leave and go cruising the North Coast this month,unfortunatley due to health problems this plan has now be cancelled. Eight years prior to this,we were lucky enough to have experinced ten wonderful years of fishing,diving,beachwalking etc..so no complaints.Both in a bit of a no mans land at the moment...but hey..we intend to create new dreams for ourselves and our crew..two little pooches...lol Life great play naked. Cheers
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• United States
14 Feb 08
That sounds wonderful! GGF would LOVE to live like that. Wake up every morning, bait a line, fix some coffee and go out and fish!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
13 Feb 08
I live in a single wide mobile/ 2 bedrooms and one bath, in South Texas. The lot is small because its in a Seniors Park /gated community and close to the border with Mexico. Theres not a lot of room but My wife and I love it here in the winter.In the summer we are in Ontario Canada and its Lovely there too.Our place in Texas has room for 2 Rio Red Grapefrut trees and some Bananas. We actually had banana splits for Christmas from our own tree.
• United States
14 Feb 08
I planted ruby red grapfruit and banannas last year. Hopefully in a couple of years we will have fruit too.