Not so long ago, maybe a half a century to be fair, manufactured built homes or mobile homes were popular due to their affordable, expedited distribution and assembly aspects. Building in factories allowed lower income families and rural regions to build housing and form communities quickly and affordably; this was especially true in oil and gas or regions with high manufacturing capacity, cities like Detroit; mobility was a critical component, and delivery at low cost points a necessity.
The modernization of system’s built design came with many negative associations; stereotyping and financial constraints to name a few. Prevalent social and environmental factors also began to emerge; mobile homes lacked durability, economic stability (accelerated depreciation-higher utility costs, interest rates and terms) and contributed to social, as well as health challenges due to the wide use of formaldehyde (baking in tin cans), and a high incidence of deaths associated with fires. Still today these structures exist all over the US, in de-stabilized poverty-driven regions, native American pueblos, posing environmental, health and social challenges.
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