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"Mobile Homes" - John Fraser Hart and John T. Morgan Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:17 PM What are the origins of "mobile" or manufactured homes? o People who traveled away from home overnight needed a place to stay. Sometimes there wasn't much lodging or any lodging at all. What were the evolving purposes of this type of home? o People made them out of anything they had o Originally just a mobile bedroom o People too busy to make their own, bought them from others. After many of these transactions, a business started. o Begin to improve the design. First just a kitchen, followed by a bathroom, and later possibly some storage space. o Increasingly becomes a "home" on wheels, rather than just a mobile bedroom Need affordability, durability In order for mobile homes to develop, you need time for people to develop the
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Unformatted text preview: skills to make them and you need people with disposable income to purchase the mobile homes • People may buy temporary homes because… o Won't live there for a long time (i.e. old age) o Building a new home o Vacation home • How have concentrations of manufactured home locations changed over time? o In 1980, "mobile" homes came to be known more commonly as "manufactured" homes • Manufactured homes were defined as mobile homes that were not designed to move once they reached their destination o Mass produced, all the same o No correlation between poverty level and mobile home use o Mobile home parks in states like Florida, conducive to retired, etc. • Mobile homes are light weight and more easily affected by natural disasters like hurricanes...
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