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Old 03-03-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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Apparently manufactured homes are not allowed in R-1-7 zoning but modular homes are. At least in Louisiana they are. Ok so does anyone know who makes the smallest modular homes? Like 700 square feet small? Doing google searches just finds a lot of crap like tiny homes and more mobile homes.
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Why build something new? Are you having a hard time finding an existing place to buy?
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Ok so does anyone know who makes the smallest modular homes? Like 700 square feet small? Doing google searches just finds a lot of crap like tiny homes and more mobile homes.
Well, that's about the average size of a single-wide or a tiny house.

Clayton is one of the largest manufacturers, and their smallest are in the 900-sq-ft range.

More Manufactured and Modular Homes Under 1,000 Square Feet | Clayton Blog
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Why build something new? Are you having a hard time finding an existing place to buy?
I have a 1/2 acre lot.
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM
 
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Well, that's about the average size of a single-wide or a tiny house.

Clayton is one of the largest manufacturers, and their smallest are in the 900-sq-ft range.

More Manufactured and Modular Homes Under 1,000 Square Feet | Clayton Blog
When you google tiny house or small house basically what you get are those dumb expensively overpriced modern RVs touted as tiny houses.
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM
 
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Apparently manufactured homes are not allowed in R-1-7 zoning but modular homes are. At least in Louisiana they are. Ok so does anyone know who makes the smallest modular homes? Like 700 square feet small? Doing google searches just finds a lot of crap like tiny homes and more mobile homes.
The only way to is to find modular builders and find out what is the smallest model they sell. In some towns there are limits on how small of a home can be built there and it's so expensive to build that it doesn't make sense to build a 700 sq ft home when they can build a 900 sq foot one because that extra square footage is cheaper than expensive rooms that go into each home like the kitchens and bathrooms.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 AM
 
Location: NC
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Having your own lot means little in a lot of places since getting permitted for a septic system is the largest hurdle. If you can get a permit try for the largest house on paper anyway that you would be allowed to have. Then either get your little modular home or maybe a log cabin design that is modified to have conventional siding.
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Apparently manufactured homes are not allowed in R-1-7 zoning but modular homes are. At least in Louisiana they are. Ok so does anyone know who makes the smallest modular homes? Like 700 square feet small? Doing google searches just finds a lot of crap like tiny homes and more mobile homes.

The problem with posting this on a national forum is that you are looking for a fairly local mod builder, and a local mod installation contractor.
National mod builder quality may vary widely among their plants.
You maybe could even locate a manufacturer who installs their own units onsite. In my experience, dealers sell and contract with third parties and this often results in a poor outcome for the consumer.

You need to start very locally and work your way out.
You need to know the delivery quality from the mod plant, and the ability of the local contractor who will install.


I have built mods and shipped them 500 and 600 miles with good results, and then the local guys have no idea what to do with them because they don't read or understand the installation specs.
Same here in NC. Mod builders tend to design their own assembly/installation instructions, and the guys on site say, "Eh. We always do......." and the installation sucks.


I expect that you should be able to get about a 960SF mod. Two pieces and a 24x40 home.

And, the simpler, and smaller, the greater chance it won't be boogered up on installation.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM
 
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Check with the zoning laws in your community; if they have any.
In some communities they specify what is the smallest house you can build on a lot .
They want their taxes, especially if the land there is expensive.
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM
 
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Well, why don't you contact a couple of house movers? You could probably get a house built in the 1920s through 1940s from real wood, moved and set in place for far less than something new, and it'll have actual useful sized rooms etc. All over the USA hundreds of thousands of small houses from 750-1300 sq. ft. were built between about 1920 and 1950. While in the big cities these are often simply smashed to smithereens when removed for McMansion builds, in other areas they are still simply moved off-site and later sold.
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