Mobile Home Decision
Noticing some new comments coming in on an older post written about our mobile home decision, I have again decided to broach this subject. Husband, Youngest Son, and I still live in our double wide mobile home on nearly an acre of land. We paid cash for our property about six years ago. Our subdivision is made up of both mobile homes and stick-built houses. This is unusual in many states but more common in Texas where we live.
Although we do understand about the cautions concerning the depreciation of mobile homes, we believe our house would sell for at least what we paid for it if not more. We still enjoy living in our home and are grateful to live in the area that we do. Our goal at the time of purchase was to live debt free. As we could not afford any traditional homes in an area we deemed safe for our available cash, the double wide mobile home became our best option.
We considered renting, but decided we wanted to own the property we were living in and have been pleased not to pay rent or a mortgage payment each month. Considering the dearth of good interest rates and lack of safe investments, Husband and I believe that purchasing of our home rather than investing our cash and then renting has paid off.
Yes, there is a stigma that comes with living in a mobile home. I have people tell me they would never live in a "trailer." These comments really do not trouble me. I am grateful for honest communication and am used to living with other labels not everyone appreciates. As a Bible-believing Christian, a stay-at-home mom, and one who started homeschooling years ago when everyone was concerned with "socialization," I am used to a bit of controversy.
Husband and I are grateful for the home we live in as it has served us well. After many months of drought, the rains have let us know our roof is leaking. However, finding a solution to this problem seems much less stressful than when we owned a 100 year old home with much character, sound construction (and a mortgage), but a steeply pitched roof that cost us a small fortune to repair.
As I have again been reflecting on this topic of purchasing a mobile home, I am wondering how many others are still pleased with making such a decision?
Just for fun I have included this link. It is such a delight to see how some give mobile home living such a flair!