In the windows of some manufactured homes and other dwellings, there will be a menorah visible tonight.
In manufactured home communities from coast-to-coast, you’ll find Christmas lights on homes, which perhaps are more properly called Advent lights before December 25th, and Christmas lights on and after that date. Some places and communities will even have holiday decorations and lighting contests.
Celebrating a holiday in a manufactured home is no different than celebrating it in a single family residence or a multiple-family housing buildings.
People of all kinds of faiths, or no faith at all, are found in pre-HUD Code mobile homes and post-HUD Code manufactured homes.
As our tag line suggests, they have discovered “Improved Living for Le$$.”
We won’t dwell today on the purportedly negative aspects of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). We will look another time at the ways they have arguably harmed honorable independent manufactured home industry professionals – and potentially millions of mobile and manufactured homes owners – by their actions and/or failures to act.
Instead, we will highlight today something that MHI did better, which was some thanksgiving related research the trade group commissioned. At its core, MHI and YouGov found that holidays are celebrated much the same in a manufactured home as any other dwelling.
Of course. They could have saved a boat load of research money, by using common sense.
This writer has used RVs on occasion. I’ve stayed in a few cabins. In terms of living, me and mine have lived at various times of my life in:
- single family housing,
- a true mobile home, and
- several manufactured homes. With that breadth of experience, we can honestly say the following.
“You cook, clean, eat, live, and love the same, plus can routinely do so for less,” © in today’s manufactured homes as in any other kind of housing. You’re not sacrificing as much as your are gaining.
From all of us to all of you, to our Jewish friends and colleagues, happy Hanukkah. To our Christian friends, may your Advent season prepare you for an enriching celebration of Christmas. “We Provide, You Decide.” ©. ## (Lifestyle news, commentary, and analysis.)
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L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, publisher of MHLivingNews,
with son Tamas (pronounced like Tah Mash), and wife Soheyla (pronounced like it is spelled, So Hey Lah).