5 Reasons NOT To Buy a Tiny Manufactured Home

I really wanted to buy a tiny manufactured home for my daughter to live in while she was in college. As I investigated further I found out some BIG reasons why I wasn’t going to be able to buy it, which really disappointed me, these tiny homes are perfect dwelling for so many people and why many areas around the country are banning them makes literally no sense. Even if you chose to build a tiny home yourself in Lousiana they will put restrictions on them that won’t allow you to make them a permanent dwelling. Watch to learn the other reasons you may need to reconsider buying a tiny home.

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50 Comments

  1. M.A Valentine on May 9, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    It is a trailer

  2. James Topeka on May 9, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Americans we must stop letting the government tell us what’s allowed on our land , that’s not freedom and its got to stop .. other countries have more freedom than Americans on land restrictions . It’s got to stop ✋ its our land not the governments

  3. Candace Teele on May 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    When you flee your state to move to Texas, leave your politics there as well!

  4. Yve Rak on May 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    No plumbing how gross.

  5. Joy McDaniel on May 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    I don’t know where you get off that you think you are so informed. It amazes me how some realtors have a license. Many people live in one bedroom manufactured homes and they’re quite nice. They’re reasonably priced and affordable. I think you just like to be on TV. Get another job

  6. Nate the great on May 9, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    She probably works for a bank

  7. Tony Morgan on May 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    IHE COUNTY AND THE CITY MAKE UP THE RULES AS THEY GO ALONG,??BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT TINY HOMES AT ALL I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS IT HAS BCOME A JOKE FOR SOME ??

  8. drjaye1962 on May 9, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Would you buy a boxabl…?

  9. Robert Nolt on May 9, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Put it on a foundation and its tax deductible.

  10. ☆prxm_rose☆ on May 9, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    I live in Iowa, do you have any tips or anything for manufactured homes?

  11. That Guy on May 9, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    It is like a bad mobile home

  12. Darla Purvis on May 9, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    So informative. No one is addressing these problems.

  13. Kammi Lutz on May 9, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve read recently if the tiny house builder is NOAH certified, insurance companies will allow you to get homeowners insurance. I haven’t investigated this yet, but I’ve seen it in multiple locations.

  14. Spanishbee23 on May 9, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the video! Just an FYI yes it just depends on the area and they are becoming more popular and accepted in a lot of places. We had no issues with our purchase or insurance. Treated it like a regular home mortage with added bonus of being deductible. We are in Ga By the way. Hope it helps someone looking into them. We love love our tiny home! Prior to living in it we lived in a 36 ft travel trailer for 3 years and loved it too . I think in choosing travel trailers and fifth wheels could cost as much or more as a tiny home, it really just comes down to what you prefer, can afford and are willing to pay. Living tiny isn’t for everyone and it’s just really about what you’re willing to try and you might just love it if it fits your needs. 🙂

  15. OG-GREEN MACHINE on May 9, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    #1 PRIDE🇺🇸

  16. Nicole Workman on May 9, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Doesn’t a typical mortgage loan tend to start at 600 sqft anyways? Plus you tend to get thicker walls, from what I’ve seen, when you move up to the 600 sqft range. I’ve seen a lot of tiny houses with walls so thin that you don’t even have window sills, but not at the mini mansion size range (~600 -900 sqft).

  17. Indigo on May 9, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    My town is looking into the computer made homes. They are made out of cement. The computer just keeps going round & round .

  18. Tom Cahill on May 9, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    We visited my son and daughter in law in St. Pete, FLA and stayed in a tiny home, 200 square feet and loved it. I can see why people would like to use these as investments.

  19. Nottobe Told on May 9, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Also I haven’t seen one that has real home security. And that’s bullet proof.

  20. Body Guard on May 9, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Kinda sad Wisconsin doesn’t allow it

  21. Ducati Rottie on May 9, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Kristina you’re awesome!!!!👍🏽🙏🏽💪🏽

  22. Wyntre Sorrow on May 9, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    If you can insure a 200 square forrt apartment, then you should be allowed to insure a 200 square foot house. They are trying to make people jump through hoops so they give up and lice in the traditional way which makes them easier to control

  23. T. Thompson on May 9, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    I learned about the rules when I first started researching more about the tiny homes. Not being able to have a traditional mortgage was a big no.

  24. Gayle Anderson on May 9, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    You can pay cash but a loan is based on your relationship with your bank or financial institution. Its such a small amount of cash if possible pay off. Any one who does not do permits and what it takes to construct any construction is just obviously inexoerienced. Why would someone live in a neighborhood but if you do, the requirements would be covered by the organized group selling property. Its not a dollhouse. Everything you bring up sounds like nuyers who really have never bought or built anything vefore. Same rules apply. I would not compare a structure to a mobile RV unit. There are other structures that lose value also.

  25. Jordan on May 9, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    that’s a GREAT idea to help veterans

  26. mariliasmr on May 9, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    how do you find these tiny homes? I am in San Diego and I want to find one

  27. yvobalcer on May 9, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    I don’t understand why the loft area is small. That is the reason why many would stay away from a tiny home.

  28. Tyler Boyer on May 9, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Your showcasing small homes, not tiny homes. There’s micro homes, tiny homes, small homes and more but anything more than $20,000 shouldn’t be considered a tiny home.

  29. Wanna Be Farmgirl on May 9, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry for this long post…but life saving RV full time warning:

    We sold our home almost 4 years ago, bought and sold a property we were going to build on, sold it and are now almost finished self building our new home. During this time we’ve lived in an older 5th wheel we renovated and part of the time a new toyhauler. Until I lived in an RV full time and we completely ripped out certain things, I couldn’t understand why it would not be a safe option to live full time in an RV. One day while I was working on our old RV renovation, my husband at work and my high schooler at school, I started getting a bad headache and it smelled a bit propane-y. I mentioned it to my husband when he got home that night and he said it was likely that the propane tank that runs our furnace was getting low. So, we went and refueled it. The next day, I was in the RV working for a few hours and again smelled the smell and felt very sick. I hooked up the carbon monoxide detector (we’d pulled it off while we were laying new floors and painting) and it immediately went off. I left immediately and left the door open to air out. My husband concluded there must have been a leak in the line or something and when he went into checking more throughly, discovered a part of the furnace, the heat exchanger, had split open and was causing dangerous gases to blow back into our RV. We had the entire slide out off at the time and the hold loosely covered with plastic which let a lot of fresh air in, thank goodness! We later also pulled up our floors and all the RV venting, built much like a dryer hose but thin plastic, had holes all over in it. The dryer vent type ductwork just escaped heat but with the exchanger, I easily could have died from the carbon monoxide poisoning. These RVs are not built with the same thickness or sturdiness as home building supplies, and in fact, are built as flimsy and cheap inside as they can be. RV parts are not made to withstand constant use, wear, pressure etc. We replaced all our heat ductwork with the same metal ducting in a house and bought a new manifold and some other parts for our furnace. We’ve made sure that our fridge area stays clear of any blockage and can vent properly. PLEASE PLEASE realize this and for sure always keep your carbon monoxide detectors in working condition and try not to leave children or pets at home without somebody knowing what to do if the detectors go off. If your detector is older, spend a few dollars and minutes and replace it, installing it close to floor level. We’ve felt safe as we’ve finished our RV full time experience and enjoyed it so much but please beware of these issues (mold is another problem!) that can happen in certain tiny homes, RV or mobile home.

  30. Patricia Barnes on May 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    To pricey for us.

  31. Richard Balding on May 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you, I have run into a lot of the same issues. It really seems like a mobile home is a better option in the long run.

  32. David D on May 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I’ll bet you’d buy them now huh Kristina? Time does make a difference.

  33. JohnnyRebKy on May 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    I think the best thing to do would be to find a local small time contractor. A young man whose trying to get started and appreciates you giving him a chance. He could likely build a small home WAY cheaper than these pre built ones

  34. Martin El on May 9, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    #1 It’s a ripoff. That’s the only reason you need.

  35. dennis on May 9, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    1 there way over priced 2 there way over priced 3 there way over priced 4 it’s no bigger then a shed and 5 you can do it your self for a 10 th of the price

  36. Pamela Free on May 9, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Problems with insurance companies they consider a property underinsured after a natural disaster. The time to replace or rebuild is years and the rent allotment are not the current normal cost as rents are skyrocketed.
    If you’re living a mobile home park that gets tornado, flood or fires you become homeless

  37. Joe Sadler on May 9, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    They are defined as a temporary, recreational, seasonal dwelling. Can’t be used as a permanent dwelling or put on a permanent foundation.

  38. Gilbert Martinez on May 9, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    …what tax deduction?? interest??

  39. LINDA DIRENZO on May 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Wow that great information

  40. Danielle Terry on May 9, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Put 20% down with bank on a promissory note, does require land be paid in full first look for Repo you can grab them up cheaper

  41. It’s Wine O’clock on May 9, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    This is great information, definitely something to think about before purchasing

  42. T. Thompson on May 9, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    I’m 5’9 and I felt like Alice in Wonderland when I toured tiny houses.

  43. LINDA DIRENZO on May 9, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Wow thanks for this Information it’s great to know

  44. J Lm on May 9, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Because the demand for these houses….the price is becoming unaffordable. These house went from 10,000 to 30,000

  45. SlowPCGaming on May 9, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    A small town should cover 40,000 to 50,000 people. Complete with shopping centers, post office, restaurants, parks, lake(s), public sports venues, etc. A general resort like atmosphere like Peachtree City where all walks of life mingle freely. Common access roads for pedestrians and golf carts. This way if someone doesn’t have a license to operate a normal vehicle they can still get around town without breaking any laws. And since it would essentially be private property you can drive without a license 🙂

  46. Kimbee on May 9, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Great breakdown. So you’re NOT buying after all?

  47. Stephanie DaleUrnezisSmith on May 9, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    In the tinny home friendly states I didn’t see Arizona. But then you showed Arizona tinny home community? So does Arizona allow tinny homes?

  48. Michelle Marie on May 9, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    I really want a tiny house on wheels, no loft but they are so expensive, more expensive than larger regular mobile homes in my area that have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

  49. Deshia on May 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Our country isn’t as free as we thought.

  50. Goldballs on May 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Colorado is not tiny home friendly

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