I live in a small, cute, mobile home in the country. The main problem concerning my home is the horrible interior walls. The trim screams "these walls are stapled together" and the wallpaper is bold in a way I can't appreciate for the next numerous years. What can I do to cover press board paisleys and fix the tacky trim?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of mobile home posts.
This summer, after six months of preparation including writing a detailed lease, we moved our family of five back into Eliza Brownhome, our 40′ Bluebird school bus. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how we can fit a family of five into 300 square feet, so I thought it'd be nice to give a tour. I am pleased to introduce Eliza Brownhome, our beloved 1974 Bluebird schoolbus.
Thanks to the Tiny House Blog for introducing me to Greg Fowkes' story. He's a new dad who's converting a $200 trailer into an amazing modern mobile home that he, his wife, and their new baby can drive down to Mexico and live in.
As Greg says, "When you think about getting back to basics, what could be more basic than family? Change starts at home."
We were scrambling to get out of the nest, but didn't know where to start. So we developed three requirements for our future home, and somehow a trailer fit them all. Now I just needed to get over my "trailer trash" stigma to be able to enjoy my new home.
Our friend Paul recently finished his bus renovation — turning a former school bus into a little one-man-one-dog wintertime road house. Come see his rig, his dog, and the cozy wood stove in his simply-made tiny home.
This is the first time in my adult life that I'm not renting my space, and it's thrilling to demolish and tinker to my heart's content. For now, this is home, and I really love it. It's cozy and frankly, bigger than our shoebox in Toronto. How about that?
Behold the home of Robin and John Brown! It's a temporary home, but it's a beaut.
Robin is a designer from San Antonio, Texas. She and her partner run their clothing business online, but take two trips a year — in the spring and the fall — when Magnolia Pearl heads to big shows. For this purpose, they've decked out an Airstream Land Yacht to roll in.
It is up and down, head to toe, glitzed OUT. This trailer has wooly rugs, fancy pants wallpaper, a full-size BATHTUB — it is in every way a rococo road spa.