How to Prepare Land for a Mobile Home

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Things You'll Need

  • Copy of local zoning and deed restrictions

  • Chain saw or other saw for cutting tree limbs

  • Shovel or heavy equipment

  • Concrete

A mobile home, also known as a manufactured home, is one of the fastest ways to establish a residence on vacant land. In contrast with the months it takes to construct even the simplest house, you can move a mobile home onto land and set up housekeeping that night. The key to a quick move-in is to properly prepare the land for your mobile home. While you can do much of the work yourself, you may need to call in professionals for some tasks.


Step 1

Learn local zoning laws and deed restrictions. Some areas do not allow mobile homes.

Step 2

Prepare a driveway. The driveway must be wide enough to accommodate the home and the truck that will be pulling it. It shouldn't have any sharp curves. Cut back any overhanging limbs that might interfere with placement of the home.

Step 3

Level a space for the home. The site needs to be level and free of trees, stumps, shrubs and overhanging branches that might interfere with placement of the home. The site should be located so that water doesn't collect underneath or around the home. Depending on the type of soil, you may need to pour a concrete pad or stips on which the blocks that support the home will rest.

Step 4

Arrange for all utilities to be delivered to the home. Depending on where you live, you may have to install a septic system and dig a well.


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Cynthia Myers

Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management." She has a degree in economics from Sam Houston State University.