I recently applied for a patent on a production method and designs for building two-story mobile homes and am looking for any feedback on the idea (good or bad). Advantages to the two-story homes as I see them:
They do not look like a typical single or double wide MH. They look like real 1150+/- s.f. homes w/ many different designs, none of which are the normal long rectangled single wide look or the usual box appearance of a double wide. They are architectually pleasing
Although they are 1150 s.f., because they are two story, they have a footprint of only 768 s.f. and will fit into a 35’X55’ space and still have 10’ separation and off-street parking.
The production system is small enough that production takes place ON-SITE within the MH property. This:
a. Eliminates transportation b. Provides for two-story design - large homes on small lots c. Allows for normal pitched roof d. Eliminates: manufacturer overhead, retailer overhead and profit e. Allows the property to regulate the production rate to sales and/or rentals
Just like a stick built home, it cost less per square foot to build a two-story home.
I have not determined who the operators of the production system will be, that’s still open for debate. If you have any thoughts on any of the items above, I would appreciate your input. Thanks