A friend of mine dropped two older MH down beside each other and cut the wall between. Put a beam where he cut out and floored right through. It is no longer movable but really nice inside. I think they started out with just the one for years and when they found the other added it. They are slightly staggered which looks less boxy and I think they put a single roof over the whole thing. He deals in used building supplies and most things he builds come from the bits he hasn't sold or connections he has made over the years.
He also builds tiny homes. He has an old RV frame and makes them to fit... so 8x18 or 20 I would guess. He uses standard appliances (tub, fridge, stove etc.) and they are set up for a single person. They are built to look like a house, not a trailer and after he delivers them, he takes his trailer with him so the house is then a permanent house. This is his retirement work, so he builds them as he has time.... when he feels like working... gets 20K each for them so if he sells one a year (he often manages two) he does just fine. (my mother in laws retirement is half that)
I like the "shell" concept.
A mobile home, a bus, a garage, a barn - anything that can be framed, insulated, and dry-walled. For those of us that are not professional home builders, a shell can make it easier
As for the pole barn over the vehicles - I've seen a similar concept before. A (mostly glass) desert home with a gas station style canopy over it. Keeps it in the shade
Hey I found it :
South Carolina wrote:
Love the house shown on the link! Soo Cool! I could be very comfortable there.
Consideration for anything you put on a slab: In our location if you put a structure on a slab it is a taxable stucture. If it is on piers or has a gravel floor it is not taxable.
Our Neighbor found this out AFTER he had already built his shop on a slab. As a result I have one shop on gravel and another on piers.
Can you tell I'm really nit-picky about taxes?