By Kellie Speed

Mar 13, 2023


Mobile homes have come a long way. Despite their reputation as a last resort for desperate homebuyers who can’t afford a “traditional” home, these prefabricated structures are not all depressing metal boxes. They can be stylish, well designed, and extremely affordable options for a buyer looking to either downsize or get a foot in the housing market.

Today, mobile homes have interiors that are sometimes truly extraordinary. If you don’t believe us, check out this mobile home in the Hamptons that was recently sold for a record price of $3.75 million.

Spurred by that big buy, we perused listings nationwide to find seven stylish mobile homes on the market that might just completely upend your expectations.

138 Pali Dr, Palm Springs, CA

Price: $275,000
Mobile magic:
 This affordable and adorable home offers million-dollar mountain views within a cozy 630 square feet of living space.

The stylish one-bedroom home is part of the Palm Canyon Mobile Club. Built in 2017, the house was recently updated.

It features an abundance of windows and sliders to let in the desert sunlight. A cute kitchen features quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. And the bedroom boasts a slider with access to the wraparound deck with a patio overhang.

Park amenities include a heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, fire pit, and dog parks. Monthly HOA fees are $1,050.

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97 Paradise Cove Rd, Malibu, CA 

Price: $3,995,000
Mobile magic: Located in the celebrity enclave of Malibu, this two-bedroom, Marmol Radziner–designed home features many luxury finishes.

A step inside the rustic wood-clad home reveals floor-to-ceiling windows; a vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling, and light wood floors. The modern kitchen boasts a Thermador range and a spacious breakfast bar. A spa bathroom offers a soaking tub, separate shower, and dual vanities.

The home sits on a private lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in the popular Paradise Cove community. The furnishings seen in the listing photos are included in the sale.

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535 Scenic Run, Canyon Lake, TX

Price: $260,000
Mobile magic:
 It’s a 2-for-1 special deep in the heart of Texas. Live in one mobile home, and save the other for extended family, guests, or even rental income.

The homes were built in 1985, and there’s 1,768 square feet of space between them. One home has three bedrooms with a sit-in kitchen, and the other is a two-bedroom.

The structures sit on a half-acre lot, which is just 2 miles away from a boat ramp.

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62900 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL

Price: $949,000
Mobile magic:
 Nestled on a private island in the Keys, this gorgeous two-bedroom home offers picture-perfect, ocean-front views.

Built in 1975, the 1,216-square-foot house was fully renovated in 2017. Highlights include a new roof, impact windows, and air conditioning. A lovely primary suite features a large sitting room.

There’s also a storage shed or workshop on the property, plus a cool Tiki hut with an outdoor shower.

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124 Mount Curve Ave NE # 8, Saint Petersburg, FL

Price: $355,000
Mobile magic:
 Located in the Americana Cove waterfront community, this three-bedroom home offers 1,140 square feet of stylish living space.

It boasts exposed-beam ceilings, recessed LED lighting, and windows with custom blinds. The designer kitchen features an island topped with granite imported from India and a glass backsplash. Manufactured in 2019, the home was built to withstand 110 mph winds.

The property includes an attached designer garage, palm trees with uplighting, and an irrigation system. The $300 monthly HOA fee includes boat launches, a kayak launch, fishing docks, and numerous activities.

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5501 Bear Point Ave, Orange Beach, AL 

Price: $275,000
Mobile magic:
 This affordable home is highlighted by an enormous covered porch with a custom-built bar and outdoor TV.

Located just blocks from the bay, this cute home offers a laid-back vibe with its coastal interior design. The open floor plan features a split layout with two bedrooms on either side of the home. The 672 square feet of space are bright and colorful. There’s also an outdoor shower for a rinse after a day on the sand.

A storage shed at the rear of the property offers a covered spot, which can accommodate the golf cart that conveys with the sale.

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26773 Landing Rd, Millsboro, DE

Price: $299,900
Mobile magic: A boater’s delight, this affordably priced waterfront home comes with a 60-foot dock.

Built in 1967, the four-bedroom residence offers 1,360 square feet of living space. It includes a sunken great room with a decorative fireplace and sliders that open to a private deck.

Enjoy views of the bay from the screened porch. A monthly land lease fee includes a boat slip and access to seaside amenities.

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