Are you looking for temporary housing while you build your dream home. It is difficult to move all your stuff around to get prepared for a new home. In this article Temporary Mobile Home Housing While Building we will discuss the pros and cons of living in a mobile home vs. other temporary housing.
Temporary Mobile Home Housing: Things to Consider
First, you need to decide what type of budget you are trying to stay within during your building process. Having a budget for temporary housing will give you the time you need to complete your project. It will also be less stressful if you know exactly how much time you have.
Always add on, a couple extra months to the process. Contractors and the weather can delay your projects significantly. How long you must live in the home while building usually ranges anywhere from 9 months to 1 ½ years so make sure you are in temporary housing that works for your whole family.
It’s also important to consider where the temporary housing is going to be located. Is it closer or further away from where you work or where your kids go to school. Travel time is important when you need to get to a location daily.
Temporary Mobile Home Housing While Building
Whether you look at temporarily living in a singlewide or doublewide mobile home while building you need to know the full costs associated.
The number one benefit of staying in a mobile home is affordability. You can buy a used mobile home for an affordable price. You can live in the home for months and then sell it for more or for the same as what you purchased it for. This gives you a home to live in nearly free while you build your dream home.
The second benefit to living in a mobile home while your dream home is constructed is that you will be able to oversee your project. If your contractor has an immediate concern, you are right there to guide him along.
The third biggest benefit is building sites are prone to people stealing items. With someone living on the site this is less likely to happen. You will be quickly available to the site if anything were to come up.
Having a mobile home on the site is easily movable. These units are very portable so if you need to relocate you can just move the whole home with heavy equipment.
Finally, and most importantly you want to check with your building inspector before moving any type of temporary housing to your private land. There are always enforceable rules and regulations for every county. Yes, they will probably let you move into a mobile home to stay in while your home is being built but you will only have so much time to move the home once you have a Certificate of Occupancy for the new home.
Read our article I Want to Sell My Mobile Home Quickly.
On Site Temporary Housing
When it comes to having a mobile home for on site temporary housing there are a couple more things you need to consider:
You will need power available at the site. Yes, you can run a generator to give you power to start but having a power source you can hook into will make the stay much easier.
Having a way to get into and out of the home is important. Mobile home steps on the front and back of the home come in quite handy and they can be sold with the home when you are done using them.
Having your well hooked up quickly will give you water available at your site as well. Living from a gallon jug of water isn’t easy. So, getting this hooked up quickly will provide you and your family with a water source.