The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot Counts. Big Places on tiny Spaces.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments 521400, 1501015, 01795582

The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot Counts.

 

 

Big Places on Tiny Spaces.

 

BIG PLACE ON A LITTLE SPACE

 

PART 1 of 3

 

In California it's a known fact that the closer you get to the beach the smaller the lots get leaving folks with limited choices in finding suitable let alone affordable building and ownership opportunities.

 

One very popular trend taking place today is the transformation of many boutique "Mobile Home & Trailer Park Communities" that dot the landscape along the California Coastline.

 

AERIAL VIEW OF "THE WEE"

 

We selected the Encinitas and Leucadia area of North San Diego County (Aerial photo above) because, first and foremost we live in San Diego (Americas Finest City), and secondly because of its old fashioned traditional funkiness, fabulous surf breaks and fantastically friendly beach people and surf culture; a true breed unto themselves.

 

"THE LANE" at "THE WEE" 

 

 

We chose the "The WEE MOBILE HOME PARK", in LEUCADIA which is a 9 space/lot very peaceful & intimate "Mobile home Community" with a private dead-end roadway called "THE LANE". This feature really limits un-invited traffic and makes for a very peaceful and private setting.

 

PRE HUD TRAILER

 

In the photos above sit the original small singlewide trailers, mobile homes  and even a park model (RV under 400sf) that were installed from the 50's to the 70's.

 

OLD PRE HUD TRAILER

 

In Part 2 we are going to show you what happens when you use a little imagination and Space Planning. We will leave you here for now removing this old circa 50's 10x50 foot trailer (500sf). Just wait until you see what happens next!

 

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Comments (14)

Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Amazing transformation!

Jul 11, 2009 12:54 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Very cool ~ this is what is happening a lot in our waterfront and river access communities too . . . remove the old structure and replace with new nice one.

I've even seen the garage downstairs and living quarters upstairs . . . it's amazing what they do with manufactureds nowadays . . .

Jul 12, 2009 08:42 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

You must mean the Colorado River. I'm an ole River Rat from way back. Used to Parachute behind my boat from Foxes Landing to Parker Dam in the 60's. Then in the evenings we'd all flood Foxes until it had so many people on it it started to sink and they'd have to close it down. It was just one big oversized raft. Do you remember Foxes? I wonder if it's still there.

Jul 12, 2009 10:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Fascinating park, John. I have been by it without really paying much attention. I will now.

Jeff

Jul 15, 2009 03:31 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Well, when you do cruise by stop by the first highrise on the right (#5) for a cool one.

Jul 16, 2009 03:12 AM
Anonymous
Dave Rousher

John, you might want to contact Ralph Ringo in Newport Beach.  Ralph is an architect and his primary business is providing the designs to do exactly what you are talking about.  He also lives in Bayside and if you drive thru that park you can see his work.

Dave

Mar 06, 2012 10:57 PM
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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Fascinating.  Mobile homes are not that popular here.  That said, close to beach communities on the Chesapeake Bay the lots are quite small. 

Jun 03, 2014 07:08 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I'll never forget a builder here back in around 1990 that tried to sell new homes by the cubic feet.  HA!  That didn't last long.

Jun 03, 2014 07:15 AM
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

The Cooper S makes the house look bigger.  That is like the old VW add.

Jun 03, 2014 08:40 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Hi Dave and thanks for the HU on Ralph. I'm actually very much aware of the Curci and Dayside developments. I actually worked with John Curci on one in Hermosa Beach that was to mirror his Lido Peninsula project which has been my guiding inspirition since.

If you have Ralph's contact info I'd certainly love it if you'd pass them along. He may be a perfect fit for some of the projects we have forthcoming.

Jun 03, 2014 10:14 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I know that of which you speak Lenn. However, Factory Built could be a fit for just about any tight squeeze scenario. They don't all look like trailers or boxes. There's some pretty cool stuff out there nowadays.TODAY'S FACTORY BUILT HOUSING

Jun 03, 2014 10:18 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Jeff FYI,  there actually 3 Minis in tandum in that driveway. 

Jun 03, 2014 11:46 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Mobile home parks will never be the same.... progress from the '50s and '60's is long over due!

Jun 04, 2014 11:27 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Sarah & Lester, you're absolutely spot on. 

Jun 07, 2014 08:32 AM