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Old 06-13-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Got the idea of putting a manufactured home in the backyard behind my mother's house because building an addition onto hers wasn't doable. She lives in Bay Shore, Town of Islip... is this allowed? What's involved? I'd like to get some input before I even get my hopes up.
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-Stef
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I would doubt very much that putting a second structure on the property will be allowed. You need to check with the building department.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Depending on the size of the property involved, sounds like you might want to look into the possibility of a "flag lot", which you could subdivide into... They're fairly popular in some areas.

Good idea to check with the town.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Got the idea of putting a manufactured home in the backyard behind my mother's house because building an addition onto hers wasn't doable. She lives in Bay Shore, Town of Islip... is this allowed? What's involved? I'd like to get some input before I even get my hopes up.
Thank you.
-Stef
Are you talking about putting a trailer in your mom's yard?

I doubt it unless your mom has some serious acreage. I have never heard of anyone trying this, so you need to talk to the Town of Islip and see what they think of the idea.

There are homes on LI on regular-sized lots that have had their garages made into guest cottages or into workshops, artist's studios, etc., but any of those I have seen had been done a long time ago and I don't know if they would get away with it these days. There are also homes that have a main house and another smaller house (sometimes called a carriage house), but usually those were done long ago and are on an acre or more.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Maybe try a fifth wheel? Also, a lot of this is going to depend on your neighbors. If they are low key, you wouldn't have a problem with a camper type thing. If your neigbors are snobs, you are going to have problems with it. As far as putting up a trailer...we are in PA right now and you will see it sometimes and no one cares, but people tend to be more stuck up on Long Island and would have a heart attack if something like this happened.

Besides the above, I couldn't imagine you being able to do this zoning wise. You have to have a certain separation between structures and the property line. I don't know how large the property is, but if it isn't huge, I could imagine all kinds of issues here.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Has no one ever heard of a modular home? Here on cosmopolitan Long Island???

It's nothing more than a home that comes in pieces, and once it's put together, looks just like a regular home.

It is not a trailer or a camper. It's a house. My friend used one instead of building from scratch.

As pp stated, you have to be on a "flag lot" for it to be illegal. It used to be fairly common in the town of Huntington.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Has no one ever heard of a modular home? Here on cosmopolitan Long Island???

It's nothing more than a home that comes in pieces, and once it's put together, looks just like a regular home.

It is not a trailer or a camper. It's a house. My friend used one instead of building from scratch.

As pp stated, you have to be on a "flag lot" for it to be illegal. It used to be fairly common in the town of Huntington.

Manufactured homes are what used to be called mobile homes. They are not modular homes.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Manufactured homes are what used to be called mobile homes. They are not modular homes.
Thanks for the clarification. Sorry I am not up on the latest vernacular, but I really don't care to be when it comes to manufactured (aka mobile) homes anyway.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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Maybe try a fifth wheel? Also, a lot of this is going to depend on your neighbors. If they are low key, you wouldn't have a problem with a camper type thing. If your neigbors are snobs, you are going to have problems with it. As far as putting up a trailer...we are in PA right now and you will see it sometimes and no one cares, but people tend to be more stuck up on Long Island and would have a heart attack if something like this happened.

Besides the above, I couldn't imagine you being able to do this zoning wise. You have to have a certain separation between structures and the property line. I don't know how large the property is, but if it isn't huge, I could imagine all kinds of issues here.
So I am a snob if I don't like the idea of my neighbor having someone living in a camper/trailer on his property? You are serious?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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A modular home is a prefabricated home. It is not mobile. It's not going any where. A modular home is the equivalent of self-assembly furniture from IKEA. It comes in a "kit" and you put together the parts. It's not hugely popular on Long Island.
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