Whoever said mobile homes cannot be aesthetically beautiful? Modern architects have revolutionized the way mobile homes look and feel. Some of the nicest and latest mobile homes combine functionality with beauty, choosing to marry technology with living spaces to create fashionable homes.
Over the last decade, as rent prices have soared, and affordable housing remains out of reach for young people, micro living is becoming an increasingly attractive option. However, while factory made homes do come with more customization options than regular brick and mortar homes, you might not know where to start looking for beautiful homes that reflect the look and feel you are going for. We have compiled a list of some truly incredible modern mobile home options to spark your curiosity, and show you that you don’t have to settle for just any mobile home!
The Blob vB3
Designed by the Belgian Architectural firm dmvA, the Blob vB3 is a spherical, mobile structure that looks almost egg-like from some angles. It was originally designed as an extension of the office and house unit, combining elements of both together. The portable office space was developed to include a bathroom, kitchen, bed, and several small spaces for storage. The Blob consists of a wooden frame, covered with polyester on the outside to give it the appearance of a shell.
USPs: The nose opens into a functional porch, easily transportable, multi-faceted use
The Vika One
Developed in California, the Vika One is a foldable prefabricated tiny house, which claims to be droppable in as little as a few hours! It can be ordered, packed onto a truck and hauled over to its resting spot in a short time frame. Designed to withstand severe weather conditions, it is ideal for people who want to embrace comfortable mobile living! B built to be easily transported, with 6 homes being able to fit on a standard trailer transporter, they save money, time and resources, while delivering a home at $40,000. Each house opens out to a roughly 144 sq. ft. home, with an inspired Scandinavian minimalist set-up. It comes equipped with a stovetop, refrigerator, sink, storage spaces, bed/sofa pull outs, and a discreetly hidden partitioned bathroom
USPs: Longevity of 15 years per unit, can be recycled as emergency units for humanitarian purposes.
The Golden Sky
The Golden Sky tiny home was designed as a mobile alternative to a regular house, concentrating on bringing relaxation, without compromising on design. It is one of the larger ‘tiny’ home options out there, and each unit comes with options for different layouts, finishes and styles. Designed by Polish designers JB Homes, these units offer 615 sq. ft. of living space, with two bedrooms, a large living room, open-plan kitchen, large bathroom and two private decks! The home rests upon a trailer, and is not as mobile as other tiny units on the market.
USPs: Weather-proofed terraces, sleeping accommodations for 5 to 6 people
Living Vehicle’s 2023 Travel Trailer
The 2023 version of Living Vehicle’s travel trailer is the closest they have gotten towards creating a unit that offers net-zero energy consumption and conservation. The vehicle is basically a mobile solar power plant that has the capability to create an endless water supply for its residents, allowing you to live off the grid for longer periods of time! The innovative Watergen system creates potable drinking water out of humidity in the air, and the LVEnergy system sustains all the power needed for the unit. The 2023 version also features the revolutionary Living Vehicle Creative Studio that is powered by Apple, making work on the go, as easy and comfortable as possible!
USPs: Self sufficiency and efficiency combined, game changing integrated air to water system
Land Ark’s Quatro Caravan
Named after the 8′ wide windows with 4° angles, the Quatro is Land Ark’s 150,000$ home on the go. The unit includes a living/kitchen area that can be used for working or relaxing or dining, and is easily convertible into a twin sleeper for the occasional guest. It also has a split bathroom that contains a private shower & toilet room, as well as an attached vanity, and pivoting bathroom door. Inspired by the feel of caverns, recessed cove lighting accentuates the warmth of this space.
USPs: Minimalistic look and feel
The eco-Perch is a pre-fabricated tree house with rounded lines that can be used either as a mobile home or a tree house! From start to finish, the unit can be installed in just around 5 days, and was developed as an alternative approach to housing for the eco-tourism sector. Attractive, affordable and sustainable, this high quality home utilizes cozy design features, and can be adapted to fit into a plethora of sites. This minimalistic, orb-like structure is one of the more flexible units available anywhere in the world, in terms of where it can be rested.
USPs: Can be used as a tree house, adaptable to many resting places
The D.O.G. House
A feat of innovation and ingenuity, The D.O.G. House is a mobile home that was designed and created by a multidisciplinary group of students from Norwich University. They designed this mobile home unit to be a solar powered, environmental field laboratory that can support conservation-based environmental studies. Using a decommissioned 20-foot shipping container, the unit was covered with recycled wooden material. This gives it a naturally rustic appearance; while the two large mounted solar panels generate electricity for the lab as well as for the living spaces.
USPs: Mobile laboratory combined with living spaces
Hopefully this list will give you some inspiration as you search for your perfect mobile home solution! Remember, the mobile home market is going through a revolution at the moment, and you will find more designers and manufacturers creating these amazing and affordable mobile housing options over the next few years!