We are itching to get on the raw land we purchased last year. Financially we will not realize our "forever" home yet, given labor cost is astronomically high in our market right now and it's not realistic to build it ourselves. We are considering a new manufactured home as a primary house to share (in our multigenerational family) and add a yurt for extra space and retreat for my immediate family (husband and gaggle of young kiddos). This will likely be a place we call home for +/-4 years? This will allow us to start homesteading and potentially starting a farming business. This is all just background. My main question is: has anybody recently purchased a manufactured home or currently live in one?
I'm just trying to get personal accounts, recommendations, or warnings. Obviously, what is available (companies) depends on geography. I'm in Oregon. I'm also interested in yurt recs or considerations. We would eventually place yurt elsewhere on property as a retreat/yoga/meditation space/school room/meeting area thing. having never been inside a yurt, size of yurt is another decision to make (not too small. Not too big 20feet? 25?). We're most attracted to a wooden yurt but they're $$$. Worth it? Any wooden yurt people? Thank you for graciously addressing my gigantic multi part question.