From: Tim Ryan (
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:17:08 -0700 (PDT)
Manufactured is a trailer. Modular, hybrid, combination of off site and on site 
construction can produce high quality , low site impact, less waste, healthier 
greener home (think no rain durning construction that can lead to mold before 
you ever move in).  

Tim Ryan
Phone: 828-421-1843

> On Sep 21, 2013, at 11:18 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:
> Hi all --
> I think we covered this option in the flurry of emails about affordability 
> recently but not in so much detail.  Happy to see it's resurfaced.   The only 
> thing that contemporary manufactured housing has in common w/ its predecessor 
> "trailer" or mobile home iterations is ... it comes to the lot on wheels.  
> After that ... it's locked down in place generally never to move again.  The 
> upper end producers of manufactured housing have green and sustainable 
> options plus you can negotiate to "build to specs."
> This is a fabulous option if you live in an area in which the zoning laws 
> will allow this type of housing.  If not allowed, it would be a lot of work 
> to change the zoning laws to allow it.  I can already hear the neighbors 
> crying about property values.  So ... look where this type of housing is 
> allowed.  That will be safest and easiest.  Don't be surprised if it's many 
> miles from an urban area but if location is not an issue ... this is a very 
> solid option for affordable housing.
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703-688-2646
>> On Sep 21, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
>>> On Sep 21, 2013, at 12:54 AM, John Leet <jwleet [at]> wrote:
>>> Here is a link to an insightful article I found in Utne reader, reprinted 
>>> from Pacific Standard Magazine:
>> I hope people will click through and read this article. It's a nice piece of 
>> journalism and a thorough history and analysis of manufactured homes, which 
>> is what most "trailer parks" are. They are also wonderful communities as the 
>> article discusses. A number of nice profiles of residents. Links to studies, 
>> information, and other journals. Anyone who is interested in senior 
>> cohousing should read this.
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