Manufactured Home Producer's Guide to the Site-Built Market
This guide includes projects that combine manufactured housing with site-built elements, as well as simple "land-home" deals. The projects that use manufactured and site-built elements range from simple single-story units with site-built decks to fairly complex two-story manufactured units with site-built garages and porches. To work in the marketplace, manufactured homes with site-built elements must be affordable relative to comparable homes built exclusively with modular or site-built technologies. Modifying typical manufactured homes to meet the needs of site builder/developers is desirable for a variety of reasons: to increase sales overcome consumer resistance to manufactured homes, meet local zoning or subdivision restrictions, fit onto small infill sites, or satisfy the finish and appearance standards in a market familiar with site-built amenities. Manufactured homes with site-built elements have been routine in California for many years. Today, there is intense interest all over the U.S. in "pushing the envelope" of manufactured homes, most recently in the eastern half of the country, where a great opportunity exists to provide infill housing in decaying older cities.