The Multiple Ways to Get Rid of a Mobile Home

Maybe you’ve recently purchased a piece of property that is great aside from an eye-sore — an abandoned mobile home that sits on site. Before you approach removing it from your property in one way or another, know that there are multiple ways to get rid of a mobile home.

Sell It

Just like there are people who will pay to tow away a broken-down car, the same people exist in the world of mobile home salvage. Research local companies who would love to buy your mobile home for the purposes of refurbishing or scrapping for materials. These companies will also usually cover the cost of removing the mobile home from your property and clean up the site where it once stood. Outside of scrap companies, consider listing the mobile home on forum sales pages such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace in order to keep the price competitive.

Donate It

Your eyesore can make a great gift to any number of charitable organizations. One such group is Kars 4 Kids . Though they specialize in automobile donation, this organization will gladly accept your mobile home for donation. Aw, how nice of you!

Demolish It

Feel free to take out your frustrations and demolish the mobile home. While you probably wouldn’t mind taking matters into your own hands, it is recommended that you take all of the necessary precautions when demolishing a mobile home — including permits, safety protocols, demolition professionals, and waste removal. Make sure you do your due diligence as failing to abide by local demolition and waste-removal protocols can result in hefty fines.

Deconstruct It

Though you can always sell the entire mobile home for someone else to haul away, you may be able to get more for it if by deconstructing and recycling the parts yourself. Keep in mind that this process may be delicate, dangerous, and labor intensive. Research the particular model of the mobile home to make sure that it does not contain hazardous materials such as lead paint or asbestos.