Jill Fehrenbacher

AN UNTRASHY TRAILER

by , 08/10/05

Untrashy Trailer, Trailer

If you are a fan of Modern design, and you are in the market for a trailer home, then the stars are aligning for you, my friend. Who knew even five years ago that there would be so many affordable and stylish prefab mobile homes available in 2005? First there was the Retreat House, now the Breckenridge Perfect Cottage.

Designed by architect Christopher Deam, this minimalist single-wide trailer home has 400 sq ft of living space and sells for just $45,000! The trailer has one bedroom, a full-sized bathroom, an open kitchen, and comes with built-in storage and entertainment units. The front of the structure is composed of four large sliding-glass doors that are outfitted with blinds for sun-control and privacy.

It appears that Breckenridge is doing some serious market research on these puppies – so if you like this style of mobile home and want to see more of it, get thee to Breckenridgeparkmodels


So, apparently Target unveiled this baby on the streets of New York City as a publicity event during New York Design Week this spring (May 2005). Although I remember having an intention to go to this Prefab-ulous launch event, it somehow slipped my mind (ICFF exhaustion and distraction undoubtedly) and I somehow missed this completely. Anyways, better late than never, right?

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9 Comments

  1. Chris Barth February 8, 2008 at 6:55 am

    @ Alex:
    They’re still being made. In fact, they were just showcased at the 2007 National RV show. Look for it under the name Breckinridge Glassica:
    http://www.breckenridgefinerliving.com/us/glassic/fpGlassic.php

  2. Alex January 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I found that legnth is 37 x 10.5. It’s a shame they don’t make them longer.

  3. gökhan January 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    may i learn the lenght,height and the widht of the breckenrıdge perfect cottage? Im an architecture student

  4. ashley June 14, 2007 at 10:15 am

    the comment about dwell magazine is particularly ironic, since the designer of the glassic is chris deam. deam’s wife is the founder and owner of dwell Lara Hedberg Deam.

  5. chris carlsen August 19, 2006 at 1:31 am

    the container house is a very good idea indeed, and looks way cool. but alot of labor involved once they deliver two empty containers to your site. yikes ! electicians, plumbers, carpenters. they all cost lots of money. the trailer is house to me looks great, and it is ready to go.

  6. Richie August 16, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    A nice effort… but you could build the ‘School of Architecture & Planning’s’ (Albuquerque, NM) ‘Habitat House’ winning design entry in the SECCA ‘Home House’ competition fo the same money… and have a lot more space.

    The ‘Habitat House’ is 2 shipping containers, whose long sides face each other, separated by a distance of about 16 feet. The void between them is bridged with aluminum storefront extrusions that can be infilled with glazing or panels and, of course, doors. The ensuing domicle rests on an elevated wooden deck, with a flat wooden roof with wide overhangs creating covered patio space on all 4 sides. ( see: http://www.secca.org/homehouse/winners.html , it’s the 1st dessign PDF listed) (A ‘Cold Weather’ version might have a sandwich of 1″ styrofoam board covered with treated exterior plywood, cement board, or gavalume… while the interior wall surfaces were clad with the same 1″ styrofoam insulation, or 703 fiberglass board, covered with sheetrock)

    Used shipping containers can be purchased for $1,500 – $2,500.. or less. So getting 2 of them delivered to the work site would not be very expensive. The rest of the materials are not very expensive either. This project could be a self-build… or contractor built affair. Translation: inexpensive. It might only cost $30,000, or less. AND, because it does not resemble a ‘Mobile Home’ like some neighborhoods might perceive the Cristopher Deam Breckenridge Trailer Home Design as doing… you could build, or have this design built in a variety of neighborhoods.

    Voila ! The inexpensive design Icon of the arly 21st century has arrived. The University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning Staff & Students, who created this desig,n deserve accolades. They’ve created a flexible, GREEN design that can be done cheaply, or finished off in high style, and high cost. It’s truly amazing. (it’s green because it reuses shipping containers)

    Why don’t you do an Inhabitat posting about them ? They richly deserve it.

    Happy building…

    Richie K

  7. Robert November 16, 2005 at 10:41 pm

    This little house is like a loft on wheels. My dream is to find a large piece of land on which to build an RV community restricted to such forward-thinking accommodations. It would be a great venture to spread great design that’s also inexpensive.

  8. mitch gordon November 14, 2005 at 5:15 pm

    Its very refreshing to find your site. I love the breckenridge trailer & the rocio romero home. I would love to find a product that is a combination of the two. Unlike dwell magazine that started great & turned into another highend bore of a magazine you are still keeping it real. Keep up the good work!. mitch

  9. Sanjee August 11, 2005 at 5:42 pm

    This looks great and the trailer comes assembled. Rocio Romero?s LV Home design is a larger space of 1200 sq. ft. You can combine two or three units to build a larger home. However, the units come unassembled. The price tag is about $35000. You can find more information at http://www.rocioromero.com/homelv.htm

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