I have always wanted to know how it feels like to live in one of those mobile homes. I mean, the idea is fascinating — not having to worry about owning land, but instead having a house that you can move to any area that you prefer, as long as you can be near fresh water and get a septic dump when necessary. You can travel and stay at home at the same time!

I see them all the time in American movies, and although I know the movies don’t show the nitty gritty stuff like how they actually get enough water for use in a certain period of time, and how the bathroom is cleaned out and flushed, I am still awed by the idea of mobility. I can imagine taking it down the Pan-Philippine Highway instead of spending hours on a bus, and being able to pull over and stop when I see an interesting spot for taking pictures.

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  1. Hi Bambit. I’m confused with your post here. The mobile home shown above is classified as a ready-to-move (RTM) home, where one can buy a prefabricated structure such as a house or cottage with built-in permanently attached chassis, highway-grade wheels and tires and move it to a land that you either bought or leased. There are communities in the US and Canada where only mobile homes are allowed to move in. You can’t move the house from one place to another on a whim, not with the kind of structure shown above. Not only will you be a hindrance every time you take to the highway (as you have to travel no more than 50km per hour if you have a house hitched on a truck), you’ll also need a permit from county, state, city or province (depending on where you are in North America) every time you haul that thing. You’ll also compromise the integrity of the structure if you plan on moving it frequently. So in reality, you have to set the house down on a piece of land, and unfortunately, the idea of traveling and staying at home at the same time is not possible, at least, not with a living space like this. FYI.

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