Mobile homes go upscale

Back in the 1950’s, Bing Crosby established an upscale mobile home park he named “Blue Skies”, after one his biggest hits. Inviting some of his movie star friends to invest, they created a planned community of trailers and mobiles, each with it’s own theme. Pictured here is the “Mt. Vernon”, named after George Washington’s home. This mobile home park had several “approved” motifs, and each trailer had to be disguised, either as Egyptian, Asian, or “Classic” like the one pictured here.

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  1. Joel Leitson

    Todays modular homes offers a solution to the world’s housing shortage for the deprived, under-privileged and low income populations in society by providing a total system for basic, low-cost, quality built housing. The modular housing constructed with sandwich panels is the lowest in cost, most rapidly erected, simplest in design, and most structurally sound basic housing in existence today. Plus, you can put 21 houses in a 40 foot container.

  2. Emily Duffy


    I think I told you that we stayed at the Shady Dell in Bisbiee, AZ once. We did use our own trailer but some of our group stayed in the incredible vintage trailers. It’s a great place!

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