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Manufactured Home Sizes: What’s the Difference?

Manufactured Home Sizes: What’s the Difference?

May 26, 2021

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Today’s manufactured home comes in many different sizes to fit the unique needs of every buyer. But, its size is not the only thing that affects how well your house will work for you. The floorplan and layout are also important — you could buy a single wide home with a configuration that suits you better than a larger multi-section home or vice versa. Whatever size house you choose, it can be customized with upgrades to make it perfect for you, but understanding the differences between them will allow you to make the most educated decision possible on which is the best for you.

Single Wides vs. Multi-Sections

Manufactured homes are separated into size categories based on the number of sections, while a manufactured home with more than one section is considered multi-section

Single Wide

Single-wide manufactured homes are exactly as they sound, made of one long section that can be narrow or spacious, varying in width and length. First built in the 1940s, the first single-wides were around 8 feet wide by 20 feet long, but today’s versatile single-wides have the same rectangular shape but enough width to avoid the home feeling like just a long, narrow hallway. 

A single-wide manufactured home offers many benefits, including that they tend to cost less than their multi-section counterparts due to fewer square feet, requiring less material to move, not needing as large a land parcel required and being cheaper to install. However, it is important to note the cost of a single-wide home can increase exponentially based on the upgrades chosen. Our Nobility Homes single-wides range from 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 494 square feet to 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1098 square feet. 

Double Wide

Manufactured homes with a double-wide floor plan are created by combining 2 sections together. The double-wide fabricated home configuration first appeared in the 1960s with an overall width of 20-24 square feet, and today’s double-wides offer more space than a single-wide. It is a favorite, particularly with first-time homebuyers who have children due to the larger number of bedrooms, the increase in livable area, and the open floor plan look that many buyers find appealing. 

In addition to more living space, multi-section homes tend to have higher resale values and more versatile floor plans. In this category, Nobility sells everything from a 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 770 square feet home to a 5 bedroom, 3 baths, 2196 square feet home. 

Triple and Quadruple Wides

Triple-wide manufactured home floor plans are made of 3 joined sections. This home category offers even more space than a double-wide but is not as common as that size. In the triple wide manufactured home category, Nobility Homes offers from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1845 square feet to a 4 bedroom, 4 baths, 2259 square feet home. 

When a manufactured home has 4 sections, it is considered quadruple-wide. This home category will typically cost more than others due to its size and spaciousness. The Bob model by Nobility Homes is an example of a quad, boasting 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2650 square feet. 

You’d Be Surprised at Your Home Size Options

At Prestige Home Centers, we proudly sell Nobility Home models of every layout and configuration so you can find the perfect one for you. No matter which manufactured home size you decide to go with, we have it for you at Prestige Home Centers. From versatile single-wides to spacious quads, you can choose and customize your family’s dream home floor plan from the team that is there for you from design through building — and beyond. Contact us today to learn more about our available options and how you can easily and enjoyably create your family’s forever home.