We all have something of a unified idea of what “mobile home” means. They aren’t really for recreation; they’re for people without options. Right? Wrong. A new wave of super wealthy travelers have decided to create their own, custom, mobile homes and they might just blow your mind!
1. The eleMMent Palazzo
Currently the most expensive RV in the world, it comes equipped with a spacious master bedroom, a 40-inch plasma TV, handmade accessories, and a rooftop terrace. Sure, it’ll cost you $3 million, but isn’t that kind of unparalleled luxury worth it when you’re piling the whole family into your car on yet another trip to see your in-laws?
2. The Volkner Performance Bus
For those people who prefer their extreme luxury to be a little bit more understated, this $1.5 million option is for them. The inside contains a spacious living room, kitchen, and master bedroom — all fully equipped.
3. The Shipping Container Home
This isn’t your conventional “mobile” home, but the $130,000 home was built with mobility in mind. Constructed from four shipping containers which can be dismounted and moved on the fly, the surprisingly luxurious house has two bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry room, and stylish wood floors.
4. The Foldout Home
Think of it as the Swiss Army Mobile Home. It travels as an innocuous-looking trailer, but opens up into something spectacular whenever you get where you’re going. Solar panels make the house sustainable pretty much anywhere. However, the designer (Mehdi Hidari Badie) is still working out some kinks before the Foldout Home can be put into production.
5. Micro Homes
Also known as Tiny Homes, they are perfect for the environmentalist who wants to put his money where his mouth is, someone who wants to invest in land, not housing, or anyone just looking to get their next home for a tidy 30K.
6. Watervilla De Omval
Looking like something out of an Apple commercial, this lavish house boat is all windows and minimalist design. Of course, its outward appearance is deceiving. the Watervilla De Omval is actually a two-story dwelling, with one of the levels fully submerged, offering views of the surrounding aquatic life.
7. The House of the ‘Snail Man’
In the late 1990s, Liu Lingchao left his small Chinese town to seek out his fortune nearly 400 miles away in Guangdong. After two decades, he decided to head back home and to do so, Lingchao constructed a makeshift mobile home about 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall. After 5 years of carrying his home like a snail Lingchao finally made it home to his small town.
8. Dol Kyam
No, we’re not messing with you — that’s a mobile home. The massive 3,000-square-foot home located in Sausalito California, includes two bedrooms, a study, a rooftop garden, an atrium and all the bells and whistles. The master bedroom even includes a fireplace and a balcony.
9. The Floating Seahorse
The Seahorse is actually three stories tall — the luxurious master bedroom sits just below the water. Of course, all that awesome comes at a price: $2.8 million for the base model. However if that sounds too austere, you can upgrade to the fully customizable Floating Seahorse at $12 million.
10. The Heat Mobile Estate
Someone decided that a luxury RV simply wasn’t getting the job done. That’s where this $2 million two-story abode comes in. Including a kitchen, more bathrooms than your house, a conference room and even a 360-degree security system that monitors the Heat’s surroundings at all times.
Which of these would you want to own?