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Not Your Father’s Manufactured House

By LandCentral

If your image of manufactured housing is a cluster of teal and white trailers lined up in a mobile home park, you need to get with the times. Sure, mobile homes are still great for placing on vacant land or …

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Building an Earth-Friendly, Self-Sustaining Home

By Angela Tipton

Becoming Environmentally Aware What if you could build a self-sustaining home from recycled materials, such as old earth-filled tires, recycled bottles, aluminum cans and reclaimed wood? You’d have to consider that pretty earth friendly. Then what about having no utility …

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Steps to Putting a Manufactured Home on Your Property

By Candice Armstrong

Manufactured or “mobile” homes that are placed on a foundation will retain their value far longer than a manufactured home placed in a mobile home park. Putting a mobile home in a park is cheaper in the short term, but …

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Is a Tiny House Right for You?

By LandCentral

According to The Tiny Life, a website dedicated to the Tiny House Movement, a majority of Americans spend one-third to one-half of their income on their homes; and because of that expense, 76 percent of them are living paycheck to …

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Shipping Container Tiny Homes: a Builder’s Perspective

By Angela Tipton

Tiny homes are all the big buzz these days. Their low cost and compatibility with the minimalist lifestyle appeals to a great many folks. At LandCentral, we had an opportunity to chat with Len Marsh, the owner of findmytinyhouse.com located …

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What Is Permaculture

By Angela Tipton

Recently, when I asked a potential customer what their plans were for their future property, they said they wanted to use it for Permaculture. Having never heard of this term, I decided to research it. What I discovered was a …

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What To Do When Life Outgrows Your Home

By Megan Smith

Once you reach adulthood, your priorities start to change. Eventually, you tire of living with your parents and move into an apartment. Having your own space is a great accomplishment. However, over time, you get tired of paying someone else …

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Tips For Hiring The Right Contractor

By LandCentral

  When hiring a contractor for a big project, it’s easy to make a costly misstep. It could be something minor, such as overpaying because you didn’t get other bids, or a communication error where the finished job doesn’t look …

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Affordable and Environmentally Sound Cob Housing

By Candice Armstrong

It may surprise you to learn that you can build your own home for as little as a few thousand dollars: just by using your bare hands and feet! Cob housing is extremely affordable, earth friendly and has been around …

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