Mobile homes are a cost-effective way to get a comfortable home of your own – but what size are they? How big is a single-wide mobile home?
In this article, I’ll tell you – plus a lot more great stuff, too!
How wide is a single wide mobile home?
There’s not exactly one exact size – there’s some variation in the sizes of a single wide mobile home. People have different desires for size, square footage, number of bedrooms, and other special features.
In addition to the desired design and size, transportation regulations come into play. This is because mobile homes are built in a controlled manufacturing setting and then transported to your desired location.
Each state has regulations for transportation which means the highest size of a single wide mobile home will be determined by these regulations. On average, single-wide mobile homes are between 14 and 18 feet wide.
Within these dimensions, there are lots of options for mobile home designs.
Average single wide mobile home dimensions and square footage
Average lengths for single-wide mobile homes are between 37 and 80 feet. A small single wide mobile home would be about 500 square feet.
A mid-size single-wide mobile home would be about 750 square feet. A large single-wide mobile home would be close to 1,200 square feet.
Common single wide mobile home size examples
A small single wide mobile home that measures 500 square feet would be built in one section that measures 14’x37′. This comfortable home would include one bedroom, one bathroom, and creatively make use of storage space.
A mid-size single wide mobile home that measures 747 square feet would also be built in one section that measures 14’x56′. This home would have two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Open floor plans are now common in mobile homes and this size could have one, with large closets for storage.
A large single wide mobile home measuring about 1,200 square feet would be built in one section with 16’x76′ for the dimensions. This home would include two bedrooms and could have a large living room and eat-in kitchen.
How much does a new single-wide mobile home cost?
There is a wide variation in the cost of a new single wide mobile home. In general, the cost starts from about $34,000 for a small single wide mobile home to close to $67,000 for a large single wide mobile home.
Keep in mind that the cost of buying the actual home is only the beginning. You will also need a property and foundation to put the mobile home on, and connections to all utilities.
Permits are also needed for a mobile home as well as inspections once all set up is complete.
How wide is a double-wide mobile home?
A double-wide mobile home is named as such because they are manufactured and then transported in two sections. The two sections are then smoothly joined and set up at the desired location.
A double-wide mobile home can be as small as 700 square feet or as big as 2,300 square feet. Again, state regulations in terms of transportation will put a limit on the largest size a double-wide mobile home can be.
Double wide mobile homes give the option for a more traditional feel to the home. Single wide mobile homes always need to belong and narrow.
A double-wide can be more balanced, which can give more options for layout. A common size for a small double wide is 972 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and measuring 27’x42′.
A common size for a mid-size double-wide mobile home is 1,404 square feet. This home would have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and living room, and measure 27’x52′.
A large double-wide mobile home will measure near 2,500 square feet. Measurements will be close to 36’x76′.
A large double-wide mobile home can have four bedrooms and two bathrooms. An open floor plan, large master bedroom, and walk-in closets can all be found in these large mobile homes.
Cost of double wide and triple wide mobile homes
Double wide mobile homes range in cost from about $110,000 to $123,000. Triple wide or multi wide mobile homes are also available that can include more than 2,000 square feet of living space.
These homes can cost as little as $80,000 or as much as $177,000.
How much does it cost to move a single wide mobile home?
If working with a company to construct a new single wide mobile home, transportation and setup might be included in the price of the home. Be sure to clarify if this is the case.
There are a wide variety of factors that will influence the cost of moving a single wide mobile home. These include the distance of the move, size and weight of the mobile home, required permits and inspections, and needed moving materials.
To move a single wide mobile home, the cost is generally between $5,000 and $8,000. These are figures for a full-service move within 50 miles.
A full-service move means that it includes transporting the home, taking care of permits, and hooking up the utilities.
If only transporting the single wide mobile home and not setting it up, the cost could be as little as $1,000 to $5,000. If moving a double-wide mobile home, the cost will be more in the range of $10,000 to $13,000.
After a mobile home is delivered, it will be placed on the foundation and the utilities will be connected. If the home is a double-wide, it will also need to be joined together, the carpet or flooring will need to be installed, and the tape and texture in the interior will be finished.
Does the size of a mobile home affect the price?
Size certainly affects the price of a mobile home, but so do a variety of other factors. When designing a new mobile home, a customer service representative will work with the family to come up with a design that best meets their needs and is in their budget.
The cost of manufacturing, of course, goes up the more square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms that are included. However, the cost also goes up with options for customization.
These upgrades might include skylights, high-end bathroom finishes or flooring, large windows, and utilizing green or smart features throughout the home.