It’s not surprising, given the economy, but trailer parks are one of the hottest areas of the housing market. More than 20 million people, 6% of the U.S. population, live in 8.5 million mobile homes. Yeah, there’s that image problem, but they’re especially popular with downsizing seniors and millennials looking for home ownership. They point out the affordable prices, their appreciation for tiny houses, having yards of their own, and not having to apartment share walls with noisy neighbors. So what’s it’s like living in a trailer park? One long-time resident dispels a lot of the stereotypes and introduces a new possibility for affordable community.
The Lowdown with Ira Wood, Tuesdays at 12:30 PM and Saturdays at 5:30 AM on WOMR-FM, a Pacifica Radio affiliate station. Streaming and podcasts on WOMR.ORG.