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Placing a Shed on Your Mobile Home Lot




Placing a shed on your mobile home lot gives you additional storage options for all the gardening tools, lawn equipment, outdoor toys, seasonal decor, and other items you don’t have enough room for inside the home itself. Not only that, but it can improve the aesthetics of your home, which benefits not only you, but also your neighbors.


In fact, adding a shed to your mobile home lot can be an extremely rewarding and exciting experience, whether you plan on buying one that’s already built or building one yourself. With so many different styles, designs, colors, and features available today, your options are endless!


Of course, one of the most difficult and important decisions you’ll have to make is where to place the shed. Depending on the size of your manufactured home lot, there are likely several locations that would make the perfect spot, but you’ll have to narrow your options down to one.


So, where should you place your shed?


There are several unique factors that play a role in your decision when determining where to place your shed. You’ll need to take each of these factors into consideration if you want to ensure your shed finds the perfect home on your lot. Don’t worry, we’ll break them down for you.


Let’s take a closer look:


  • Function - the purpose of your shed, how you’ll be using it, and what you’ll be storing in it will play a role in where your shed is located.

  • Access - ensuring your shed is easily-accessible is important. This means it should not be too far away from the home or hidden behind bushes or a tree.

  • Appearance - a beautiful shed can add value to your home, but only if it matches the rest of the home’s design, style, and color.

  • Sunlight - if you plan on using the shed as a greenhouse, you’ll want direct sunlight. If you plan on using it as a workshop, you’ll want some shade.

  • Size - before you purchase a shed, you should make sure it’s the right size for your property. You don’t want it to be too big, but don’t want it to be too small, either.

  • Landscape - the ideal landscape for your shed will feature a level surface, limited water buildup, and minimal-to-no low-lying branches.

  • Security - depending on what you plan on storing in your shed, ensuring it’s secured from potential intruders is extremely important.

  • Laws - before purchasing or placing a shed on your mobile home lot, you should double check that it’s okay with the mobile home park and see if you need a permit.

The location of your shed can make or break your decision to place it on your lot. If you select the right location, it’ll be one of the smartest and greatest decisions you make. If you select the wrong location, your shed will become a nuisance to you, your family, and even your neighbors.


If you’re interested in learning more about placing a shed on your lot, don’t forget to contact your community manager. Most mobile home parks have restrictions and you will require permission before proceeding. For other handy and useful tips regarding mobile home living or if want to find a beautiful manufactured home in Indiana, Kentucky, or Ohio, you’ve come to the right place. Contact mPark Homes today or visit our website to learn more about our communities.