Revisiting Mobile Home Living
Husband mentions to me that according to his calculations our going on seven years in our double-wide mobile home has saved us about $70.000.00 in what could have been rent costs. As we purchased our mobile home outright and have no mortgage, in about another year, we will break even in terms of what it would have cost us to rent and the cash we paid for our home. Our choice to purchase our mobile home on an almost acre of land (which we own) was determined for our particular circumstances to be better than paying rent. Yes, Husband subtracted the costs of our modest updates to our home of two sheds, walking paths to front and back door and other necessary repairs.
After listening to Husband's comment and due to some increased interest on this blog to a previous post which I had followed up with more thoughts on mobile home living, I decided to again open this topic for discussion. Yes, there is a stigma that comes with mobile home living. I think Husband and I wear that stigma well. Although in no way hyper sensitive to the many preconceived notions of those who choose to live in mobile homes, I do appreciate someone who elevates the status of mobile home living by creativity, attitude and resourcefulness. Theshabbycreekcottage.com does just this and shows how to make a mobile home a real work of home art.
I so appreciate how Gina, of theshabbycreekcottage.com has covered the walls of her mobile home with beaded board, one of my decorating loves! Now, honestly for Husband and I with little DIY ability, this option may never become a reality, but for those of you who are looking for some ideas on how to make mobile home walls more "home like" check out this post! The style, elegance and resourcefulness displayed on this blog, in my opinion, takes mobile home living to a new status!
For those not necessarily interested in mobile home living, do check out theshabbycreekcottage.com for many frugal decorating and gift making ideas.
Any other blog recommendations regarding mobile home living?
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