When you think of a residential park, or mobile home community, bland, boxy double-wides might come to mind. However, West Coast Homes has created a park model pre-fab that’s anything but bland in design. Keeping with the traditional footprint of a mobile home (long and rectangular), their park model offers a cottage feel with the option to add a loft and deck turning a mobile home into a cozy cabin.

Update 2016: We recently purchased our own manufactured home and went with a Golden West Limited Edition Beachfront floor plan that we modified that is almost 1,500 square feet and we had a garage built. If you’re interested in purchasing a manufactured home, this book has some good information. Or check out my manufactured home page that details our own journey AND tips about designing and buying a home.

The four models they currently offer are similar in layout with one bedroom and one bath, but are priced as slightly different levels starting at $125,000 for the base model San Juan.  All start at 400 sq. feet in size with the option to add a 250 sq. foot loft or a roof-top deck. The loft can even be turned into another bedroom or two.

West Coast Homes park model - the Bellingham

West Coast Homes park model – the Bellingham

If you don’t have the land or don’t want to live in a residential park, West Coast Homes is building these cottages at Lake Whatcom outside of Bellingham, Washington. They’re advertising these as vacation homes, but could be a great place to retire at a fairly affordable price (starting at $330,000).

Interior photos of the San Juan

West Coast Homes, San Juan floorplan

West Coast Homes, San Juan floorplan

Or, find your own plot of land for these adorable cottages.

If you’re looking for something a big larger, West Coast Homes is also a distributor of Lindal Cedar Homes which are quite stunning. They offer an A-frame model (or Prow), Craftsmans, modern and traditional.

Lindal Cedar Homes

Lindal Cedar Homes

Have you thought about building a vacation home? What about retiring in something smaller?

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