Renovated Mobile Home - Landfill Save - MH4

This mobile home was destined for the landfill. The roof was no good, the trusses were sagging, the exterior overgrown with weeds and spindly trees. The plumbing was shot including the water heater. Broken furnace. I purchased this home for $500. I invested $12,000. I've made over $28,000 in one year!
Definitely lacking curb appeal.
Ok...where are the heavy duty rubber gloves? Not only yucky but the floor was rotted and would need to come out down to the trailer frame.
There was still food in the refrigerator...complete with bugs crawly all over it. I was happy once it was removed and the whole kitchen including cabinets gutted.
I rebuilt the cabinets using 3/4" white melamine interior and a dark ebony stain on plywood for the exterior. White laminate countertops. Found great deals on appliances. Get this...the entire 700 sq ft covered in hardwood (also engineered hardwood) floors for $500. Utilized recycled flooring from a local recycle store.
All cabinets have european hardware. This is the trash pull-out.
Bench seating in the kitchen.
I used tile from Craig's list in addition to some store bought. Finished with built-in cabinetry and space for washer / dryer.
shower detail
tub detail. Tile that looks like wood. Love it! Refinished the tub with epoxy paint.
Bathroom detail.
Bathroom detail.
Living room. Built-in a space to hang coats. All new windows through-out.
Couldn't afford expensive light boxes for the exterior so I built my own around less expensive exterior lights. It's not perfect...and yes it's a mobile....but it's not in landfill and someone has an affordable home now!

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  • Jason McQueen
    on Dec 5, 2015

    How did you fix the roof?

    • Victoria Allison
      on Dec 6, 2015

      Hi Jason, I rebuilt the trusses on the back half that were sagging. Replaced one at a time. Then added a metal roof with insulation over top of the existing roof. My only regret was trying to do it on a windy day!

  • Tammy
    on May 3, 2016

    what did you do about exterior skirting siding ect?

    • Victoria Allison
      on Jun 8, 2016

      I used corrugated metal for the skirting (painted). Prior to putting up the skirting, I framed the perimeter with 2 x 4's (pressure treated for those with contact with the ground) and insulated as well.

  • Nathan Messer
    on Sep 10, 2019

    wow this is beautifully done, and very inspirational , can you please email me the project materials list and the order , because I really want to do this saME THING WITH MY CURRENT HOME so i can rent it out, and start another one, please .thanks in advance for your response, have a blessed day!

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  • Chandler Tonya
    on Feb 22, 2016

    Wow this is a beautiful home! I was offered a free mobile 70's home but needs renovated terribly floors, windows, roof, your mobile home is just beautiful and was thinking to invest and just do it

  • Smi40503202
    on May 20, 2019

    What a great job you did!

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