By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
Mobile homes and the parks where they reside often get a bad rap for being old and ramshackle.
But manufactured housing has come a long way.
You might drive by a new Phoenix-area manufactured home with a garage, porch and pitched roof and not realize it’s a descendent of the trailer.
And don’t forget, trendy tiny homes fit into this category as well. Most tiny homes are built on an assembly line.
Factory-built houses, including trailers and mobile homes, are far more popular and prevalent in the Valley than in many other major metro areas.