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Trailersteading : how to find, buy, retrofit, and live large in a mobile home

Author: Anna Hess
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Skyhorse edition
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Presents nine case studies as well as tips for renovating, upgrading and saving thousands of dollars a year by moving into a single-wide mobile home that will reduce your debt and minimize your carbon footprint while still owning a home.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Hess
ISBN: 9781634504102 1634504100
OCLC Number: 907190808
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 216 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mobile homes as tiny houses --
Disadventages of trailer homesteading --
Finding and moving to the land --
Remodeling a trailer --
Heating and cooling a mobile home --
Around the trailerstead --
Lessons learned on the trailerstead.
Other Titles: Trailer steading
Responsibility: Anna Hess.

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Presents nine case studies as well as tips for renovating, upgrading and saving thousands of dollars a year by moving into a single-wide mobile home that will reduce your debt and minimize your carbon footprint while still owning a home.

"Imagine what you could do with your time if you didn't have to spend $16,000 a year on rent or a mortgage. Old single-wide mobile homes can often be found for free (and installed for a couple of thousand dollars) in rural areas, so trailersteading is akin to dumpster-diving. A trailer allows you to live without debt, to keep your ecological footprint to a minimum with energy bills at or below the national average, and even to blend right in alongside traditional-house dwellers after a few years. Trailersteading profiles thirteen mobile-home dwellers who have used trailers as a stepping stone toward achieving their dreams. Some have spent the cash saved to expedite renovations involving extra insulation, pitched roofs, classy interiors, and even basements, while the found money has allowed others to go off the grid. Many also took advantage of a low-cost housing option to pursue their passions, becoming full-time homemakers or homesteaders. In addition to the case studies, this book presents easy methods of minimizing the negative sides of trailer life and accentuating the positive. For example, did you know a single-wide is easy to retrofit for passive solar heating? That a simple plant-covered trellis can break up the blockiness of the trailer's external appearance? Learn which parts of installing and upgrading your trailer are easy for a DIYer and which parts should be left to the experts, along with how to cheaply heat and cool a mobile home."--Provided by Amazon.com.

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"An obvious buy for anyone who is retrofitting or renovating a mobile home, but it's also a subtle winner in the library of any DIY'er, homesteader, renovator, or dreamer who is interested in Read more...

 
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