For those of us who love our retro style trailers and mobile homes, there comes a time when more space is needed! Fortunately for me, my place already had a terrific addition built on when I bought the place.
This is a 8'x24' addition that is built off one side of the trailer - I call it the back. The interesting thing here is that the roof line was extended from the roof-over structure, keeping the pitch the same (see photo below).
By the way, a roof-over is a must have with these old places. When built to code, they are extremely sturdy and last forever. The beams are cemented in the ground.
This addition allows you to have a wood structure that you can insulate and install upgraded windows and electrical, adding warmth and efficiency.
On the inside you have full creative license to do whatever you want. In this case of course, the previous owner went for off-white paint and wood trim.
The section here in the photograph is just the living room portion, 12'x8'. It's a perfect addition to the existing living room which would be really small without it since it is a single wide mobile.
The other 12'x8' section of the addition is a small room with big windows that I use for the bedroom, very cozy.
This structure is insulated, with drywall and flooring. I love the many windows which let in so much light!
On the other side a front porch was built, which I call the mud room. It is actually not attached to the trailer at all, just the beams and roof. I loved the round window!
This look gives an old trailer a lot of character, besides the extra room!!
I hope this has inspired you with ideas for your own retro trailer. Please feel free to comment or ask questions.
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