Manufactured Home Videos

Builder Wayne Hopper Compares Modern Manufactured Homes with Conventional Construction – Inside MH Video


In the first leg of a recent swing through the Midwest to explore the modern world of manufactured homes (MH), we traveled with our videographer to Westville, IN. Among the locals we interviewed there was Wayne Hopper, who has been a builder and contractor for many years. While I certainly have questions in mind when we begin an interview, frankly, …

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New Homes for Millennials – Boomers – Inside MH Video – Terry Decio, Skyline Homes


We caught up with Terry Decio of Skyline Homes in Louisville, KY.  Terry grew up in this industry and comes from legendary stock. Art Decio – who was on the cover of Time Magazine – among numerous other ‘positive media’ attractions. Art would be pleased to see his son Terry and the corporate team re-positioning Skyline to meet the quality, …

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Bill Matchneer, retired Federal official, talks about Modern Manufactured Homes – Inside MH Exclusive Video Interview


Bill Matchneer, JD, is no stranger to manufactured housing. In his own words, Bill was the “Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing at HUD. I manage the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs which is responsible for the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and the Manufactured Home …

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An Inside Look at Manufactured Home Living – a Builder’s and Home Owners’ Viewpoints


We began sharing a periodic series of video interviews that we filmed in Ohio last year with manufactured home owners and housing professionals. We will soon be sharing other video interviews with experts, professionals and more home owners. That said, there are good reasons why we initially selected this part of the country to do these first videos. Among those …

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Manufactured Home Community Living Video


The idea of land lease is almost as old as the idea of land ownership. Farmers, businesses, office buildings, shopping centers and conventional construction may be built on land that is leased. The same is true for manufactured homes, which can be built on “fee simple” or land that is owned, as well as on land that is leased from …

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The River Walk, San Antonio Texas, US Destinations


Looking for a new place to visit? Texas is the the second largest state in the union, has a good economy, is #1 in manufactured housing sales nationally and has hundreds of attractions. The River Walk is ranked by many as the #1 most popular place to visit in the Lone Star state. Let’s see why as we take a …

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The Shedd Aquarium, Museum Campus, Chicago, Illinois, USA Destinations


The Shedd Aquarium is one of the top rated destinations in Chicagoland. On our recent July outing there, the temps were cool outside; it was also ‘cool’ in the acres of amazement under roof inside! Before we entered, we encountered a peaceful protest group. Without taking sides on their issue, one must observe that it was obvious from taking part …

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What’s in a Name? The CuBe Home!


Cell phones, TVs, computers and a host of other products and styles have changed significantly in the last 10 years. We will take a look at what could be the next trend in quality, affordable new home living, what one company has named “The CuBe Home!”  They created a short video that targeted a ‘hip’ or ready to accept new …

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The Factory Built House on the Hill


The New York Housing Association made arrangements April 30-May 3, 2013 to place a factory-built home in the Empire State Plaza for their Legislative Summit. The video that follows provides a brief history, but also tells the story of how hundreds of state legislators, their staff and thousands from the public were exposed to the amazing quality found in today’s …

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Manufactured Home Residents talking about 55+ MHCommunity Living Video


he two videos that follow are a pair of couples out of the millions who live happily in manufactured home land lease communities across the United States and Canada. One of the first things that jump at you as you watch these videos is that these are not actors, these are real people sharing from the heart. Both of these …

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Manufactured Home Pride


Conventional housing often reflects regional variations. Some houses in New England look different than those in Arizona. The same is true with manufactured homes. You can and so see similarities, but also regional differences.   This video from Northwest Pride Association showcases facts that reflect well in their region. But it also has insights good for all parts of the …

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Foundation Enclosures


Any home – conventional, mobile or manufactured – that is built over a crawl space has to have some sort of foundation enclosure. For decades, this has been called ‘skirting’ with manufactured homes. There are all types of ways to create skirting or foundation enclosures for a factory built – or conventional – house. You could do it with masonry, …

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MHI’s Congress and Expo Video Interviews


Every year near Easter, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) holds its annual Congress and Expo for manufactured housing professionals.  This video interview with some of the Industry’s leaders, business owners and professionals gives you a quick sense of the sights and sounds of those who help shape manufactured housing, which provides quality affordable homes to millions of Americans. This video …

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Dramatic Video of a Manufactured Home Hit by a Tornado and High Winds


This three and a half minute video should be an eye opener for millions of Americans. As you can see in the raw footage, commentary and text in the video above, this manufactured home was first hit by a tornado and then was subjected to high sustained winds for over half an hour. We captured the best parts of that …

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How can Manufactured Homes Cost Less, but still be Stronger?


Many people naturally ask the question, how can a manufactured home cost less and yet still be stronger than conventional housing using on-site construction? In less than a minute, the video above shows and answers that question. Dramatic visual proof that factory building is stronger, not weaker, than conventional building is found on the page linked below. The video …

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