Single Wide and Double Wide Homes - What is the Difference?

May 30, 2024

Choosing your perfect home can be challenging if you do not have all the facts. We explain the two different types of homes here.

At Hames Homes, we're commonly asked about the difference between single wide and a double wide manufactured homes. 

A single wide home is a self-contained home hauled from the factory and set up on its own. 

A double wide home is hauled in two sections from the factory and assembled on-site in a community. Each type of home has its benefits.

Single Wide 

Single wide homes are the model of efficiency. Delivery and set up costs are kept low due to the home being all together and self-contained. This makes them the most affordable option, and some of the best value in all of housing. This is not to say that single-wide homes are small. Most of the single wide homes in Hames communities are 16 feet wide by 80 feet long, which gives over 1200 square feet of livable space. These homes are perfect for young families, retired folks looking to downsize or people who are most comfortable living alone.

Double Wide

Double wide homes offer more living space and greater variety in floor plans. Double wide homes start at 1400 square feet and the largest models boast over 2400 square feet of living space. The increased space allows for creative floor plans. Double wide homes can offer features like fourth bedrooms, larger kitchens, dens and even space for a ‘man cave’.  These homes are perfect for parents with growing children, multi-generational families, folks who need a home office or anyone who simply needs more room.

Located in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Hames Homes has new or refurbished double and single wide homes in our Grand View and Summit View communities. Contact Curtis or Clint today to help determine which home will be the best fit for you.

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