The Impact of Severe Weather on Manufactured Housing

There are many “fun” parts of choosing to build a home with Champion® Homes. There’s seeing all the great homes we post on Facebook and Instagram. There’s the act of browsing the site to find your dream home near where you plan to build. There’s the conversations you’ll have with your local retailer about details such as the number of bedrooms and floorplan. There’s even the process of actually setting your home, which many people find intriguing.  

Other parts of choosing Champion for your new home take on a much more serious note. One of those? Making sure your Champion Home can withstand high winds. Knowing whether or not your modern manufactured or modular home can withstand extreme weather conditions is very important! That’s why we’ve gone through the trouble of looking into the matter, so you don’t have to. Manufactured homes are built to establish a structural load path using design forces equivalent to site-built housing codes. Interested? Keep reading!

First things first, let’s make sure you have the right kind of home in mind when you hear “manufactured.” The truth is, today’s prefab homes still suffer from the stigma of “mobile homes” and “trailers.” But what many may not know is that on June 15, 1976, the U.S. Congress passed legislation to establish a federal building code for mobile homes. We talk more about the strict codes and regulations to which our homes are built in our “What Is a Manufactured Home?” blog, which you can read HERE. Simply put: A “mobile home” and a “manufactured home” are not one-in-the-same. According to, there have been zero mobiles built in over four decades! 

NOTE: Read the blog ‘Not Your Trailer Home Anymore: Meet the New Prefab Homes of Today’ HERE

Our factory-built homes are compliant with the strict construction and safety standards of the Federal HUD code, and when completed to Champion standards can be virtually indistinguishable from the site-built alternative. In many ways, thanks to our stringent quality control procedures and inspection requirements, our homes can be a better purchase than site-built homes. You can read more about our Quality Control practices in the blog HERE

Federal construction codes require our manufactured homes to be built using high-quality, standardized building materials… the same materials used in conventional homes. Also, modern Champion manufactured and modular homes comply with the most up-to-date construction requirements for wind safety, snow loads, and regional seismic loading. According to The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, the damage sustained by manufactured homes during high winds typically comes from adjacent structures and not from failed components in the home itself. 

And we can’t forget important details like tie-downs. Tie-downs are systems of heavy-duty metal hardware and anchors designed to stabilize manufactured homes during high winds. View a photo below.

So, what does it all mean? 

If a factory-built home is set up right and tied down properly, you might be surprised at how well it performs in extreme weather and high winds. Any home, whether site-built or factory-built, can be damaged from hurricanes and tornadoes, but when you’re looking to compare? Champion Homes stands strong. Ready to build your dream home? Click here to contact an independent local retailer

Champion Homes: Offsite Construction is the Perfect Solution for Building Homes in Texas 

We had the honor of being featured on Redfin’s Blog, where you can find some of the best homeownership tips and tricks. In this particular blog focused on building, buying and owning a home in Texas, you can learn some great insights. 

Tips for Building Your Dream Home in Texas 

“Offsite construction is an ideal solution for building homes in Texas,” states home builders Champion® Homes. “Constructing houses in a controlled factory environment shields materials and labor from extreme weather conditions. Select materials suitable for the region, such as engineered wood siding, to withstand Texas’ harsh heat and sunlight.” 

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The TE3264R – available in Texas!

Here are some additional benefits of building homes through offsite construction, particularly in Texas: 

  • Faster construction time: Offsite construction allows for faster completion times as the building process is not subject to weather delays or other on-site complications. This is particularly important in regions like Texas where weather conditions can be unpredictable and extreme. 
  • Improved quality control: Building homes in a controlled factory environment allows for better quality control as the construction process is standardized and closely monitored. This reduces the likelihood of errors or defects in the final product. 
  • Sustainability: Many offsite construction methods incorporate sustainable practices, such as the use of recycled materials and energy-efficient building techniques. This can result in a more environmentally friendly final product. 

If you’re considering buying a home in Texas, it’s worth exploring the benefits of choosing a manufactured or modular home. Here are some reasons why: 

  • More space for your money: As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. By choosing a factory-built home, you can take advantage of the lower cost-per-square-foot and get more space for your money. This is especially true if you have a lot of land and want a larger home to accommodate your lifestyle. 
  • Design options: Don’t be fooled into thinking that factory-built homes are cookie-cutter designs with no room for personalization. In fact, many of our manufacturing facilities and retailers offer a variety of floor plans and design options to suit your needs and style preferences. You can choose from a range of finishes, fixtures, and features to make your home truly your own. Click here to personalize your own Texas home with a price estimate! 
  • Quality construction: One of the biggest misconceptions about factory-built homes is that they are of lower quality than site-built homes. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many manufacturers use advanced construction methods and materials to ensure that their homes are durable, energy-efficient, and built to last. 

Overall, choosing a manufactured or modular home in Texas can be a smart choice for those who want more space, design flexibility, quality construction, and faster move-in times. Ready to find the perfect home for you, near you? Click here to reach out to an independent retailer!  

WATCH! Chance’s Home World Tours Our Triple-Section Home

Factory-built homes are really taking off in the social media world. We’re not surprised! The thing is, prefab homes have growing advantages over site-built homes, including price, attainability and more! If you’re tapped into the factory-built home trend on YouTube, you likely know and have watched a video or two by Chance’s Home World.

Chance’s channel is known for it’s down-to-earth home tours with real facts, real opinions and real variety! We are excited to announce that Chance has toured a number of our homes on his channel, one of which we’re featuring today!

In this video, Chance gives a thorough tour of our American Freedom 4074HD! Built in our Chandler, AZ manufacturing facility, this stunning home features 2,617 Square Feet, 2 porches, and…well, watch the video to see for yourself!

Here are some of people’s thoughts from the comments:

Check out some of the comments this model received on Chance's Home World!

Watch the video above or by clicking here! Looking for something more entry level? Check out a model of ours on Chance’s second channel, Collier’s Home World!

The THS1448AV 

Welcome back to another Featured Homes blog! As today’s home shoppers and their developing needs continue to innovate the homebuilding industry, we at Champion® are focusing on staying on top of trends while continuing to create homes that exceed expectations.   

Introducing the THS1448AV – a remarkable manufactured tiny home that offers a perfect blend of style, functionality, and affordability. With 640 square feet (about twice the area of a parking space) of living space, this single-section home is designed to provide comfortable and convenient living for individuals or couples seeking a cozy retreat or an affordable vacation home.

As you step onto the 8-foot porch entrance, you’ll immediately notice the abundance of natural light flooding through the large windows, creating an inviting and airy ambiance. The THS1448AV boasts a chic exterior that stands out with its trendy appeal.

Inside, the rustic kitchen is equipped with high-quality Whirlpool® appliances, ensuring that every meal preparation is both efficient and enjoyable. The living room features an entertainment center, so you can relax and unwind with your favorite shows and tunes after a long day. 

The spacious bedroom comes complete with a closet that provides ample space for your belongings. Additionally, this tiny home includes a washer and dryer for added convenience. The bathroom showcases a tile shower for a touch of luxury. 

Whether you’re looking to downsize or seeking an affordable vacation getaway, this tiny house offers everything you need in one compact package. Built in our Mansfield, TX manufacturing facility, this great home combines style with practicality. Experience the joy of factory-built living at its finest with the THS1448AV!  

Ready to find the Champion-built tiny home for you? Reach out to an independent local retailer today! 

QUIZ: Which Champion Homes Kitchen is Best for You?

Ah, the kitchen. It’s no secret that many refer to it as the “heart” of the home. Fun fact: The Average American Spends 37 Minutes a Day in the Kitchen. Because of that, many of us can be pretty particular about how we’d like our kitchen to look and feel. We get it!

Take this super fun quiz and find out which of our homes has a kitchen you’ll love. Spoiler alert: this quiz only scratches the surface! We guarantee you’ll be able to find multiple kitchens that tickle your fancy, so feel free to search for models available where you plan on building! In the mean time, it’s quiz time!

Which kitchen did you get as a result? Let us know in the comments!

Ready to find your smart-built home? Get in touch with an independent local retailer today!

The Nova 

Welcome back to another Featured Homes blog! We’re sure you will gravitate towards this amazing multi-section home, the Nova! This innovatively designed home is built in our York, NE manufacturing facility, and some models can be found in Sun Communities, a manufactured home community housing many of our beautiful homes.  

Take a virtual tour of this home by clicking here

This home is one of our brightest builds, with an eye-catching exterior and spacious interior. It weighs in at 1,413 sq. ft. with 3 beds and 2 baths. Let’s rev our rocket up and get into this beautiful manufactured home, shall we? 

You enter this home and come immediately into the open concept dining room and kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances and an impressive island with additional seating. Think of all the delicious meals you could cook up in this space!  

What breakfast food is the moon known for serving? 

Crescents! 😉

The kitchen naturally flows to either the utility area or the living room…you choose! If it’s the latter, prepare for tons of natural light. If it’s the former? You’ll be glad to find plenty of storage space. Let’s continue our orbit past these two spaces, to the hallway.

You’ll first pass the primary suite, featuring a roomy closet, chic tiling in the shower and more to love! Back to the hallway, you’ll be greeted by the second full bathroom. It’s truly a stunner! With dual sinks and even more storage for all your heart’s desires, this bathroom seeks to give your guests and/or children an amazing experience of their own. Speaking of guests and children, let’s check out the secondary bedrooms! 

No matter who is staying in them, these rooms offer privacy and design personalization (posters or paintings on the walls? Maybe a tapestry? You choose)! How would you decorate this home? Let us know in the comments!  

There’s no wonder this home is a fan favorite, it surely has us over the moon! Lovin’ this model like we are? The Nova is available in select areas through the Sun Communities website and built by our factory in York, NE.  

Interested in specifically finding a great home near you? Enter the information of the location at which you’d like to build HERE

Bathrooms in Manufactured Homes That Will WOW You!

When it comes to a home, there are so many places and spaces to focus on. Of course, the kitchen is a focal point for many. And if you’re the homeowner, the primary suite is also very important. For those who enjoy entertaining others, the living room is a space you’ll revisit time and time again. But one space in the home that might go overlooked even though it’s touched by everyone who lives there and visits…is the bathroom!  

We’ve gathered some of our current favorite bathrooms in our factory-built homes. Let us know if you have any favorites in the comments below! 

NOTE: Read the “Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Homes Across the Country” blog HERE

Without further ado, let’s get into some great bathrooms! 

The Orleans Bathroom 

When we think of the bathrooms in our Orleans model, we can’t help but to be fooled into thinking it’s a spa! What do you MEAN this bathroom was manufactured in a factory?!? It might seem like magic, but in reality it’s just how we do things here at Champion® Homes.  

NOTE: Have you read the blog ALL about showers? Click here to head there now!

The Magnolia Bathroom 

The primary bathroom in The Magnolia is exactly the type of bathroom you’ll have no worries visiting every day. With tons of natural light, high quality fixtures and materials, cool tones and more, this is a bathroom of champions! 

The American Freedom 3276 HDZ Bathroom 

Don’t let the name of this model keep you from geeking out about its amazing bathroom! Is it normal to feel calmer just walking into a room? Who cares! Because when it comes to this bathroom, “normal” is the last word that comes to mind! What’s your favorite feature in this bathroom? 

The Winston Bathroom 

First things first, if you haven’t read the Featured Homes blog on the Winston, do that now! This home will blow your mind! When it comes to the bathroom, you AND your guests will love the LED backlit mirrors! Talk about freshening up! 

The Odyssey Bathroom 

Okay, so we’ve written a couple of blogs highlighting this model, but can you blame us? It’s AMAZING! It hasn’t won multiple awards for nothin’, folks! The bathroom in the Odyssey deserves its own callout because it is just SO chic and dynamic. Find other blogs featuring the Odyssey HERE

The Grande View Bathroom

Let’s get modular! The bathroom in the Grande View truly fits the name of the model…it’s GRAND for sure! Not only does the primary bath feature a huge walk-in closet, the shower in this bathroom? You’ll find it hard to leave! This home also has its own dedicated blog post, which you can read HERE!

It is said that “Soap is to the Body What Laughter is to the Soul,” and if that’s true, where you do the soaping up is so important! Ready to find an attainable home with the perfect bathrooms for you? Click here to browse homes near where you plan to build! 

The Mammoth Park 

Check out this stunning TRIPLE-section home built in the South-West 

We’ve got quite the exciting home to show you today! This one debuted at the 2023 International Builders Show and took attendees by surprise with its cutting-edge interior and exterior design, innovative floorplan and…well, why don’t we just show you! Check out the video tour below and keep reading to learn more about the features of this home! 

This home premiered at the International Builders’ Show. Watch a TikTok on this home here!

Let’s start by getting into the specs: this home comes in with 3 beds, 2 baths and 1,887 square feet of immaculately designed space. Upon entering the posh front door, guests are met with a set of transom windows and hallway accent paneling that leads to an open living room, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has an oversized island, tons of storage including ceiling-height cabinets with interior lighting, a double-oven…oh, and a built-in wine holder! Easy access from this open entertaining space to the large back deck is seamless and will have guests gushing for years to come. 

Moving on to the primary suite, prepare to be amazed! The owners of this home are sure to feel like royalty with features like the black shiplap accent wall, back deck access, LED back-lit bathroom mirrors, built-in closet shelves and the most stylish shower tiling. 

Leaving the primary suite, you encounter a dedicated office alcove with a built-in desk and storage. This home is the perfect lifestyle option for those who work from home, have entrepreneurial pursuits, or want their kids to have a dedicated space for homework. The options are endless with the Mammoth Park! Moving on to the secondary bedrooms which are strategically placed to allow privacy for the primary suite. These bedrooms feature flooding natural light to brighten the spirits of anyone who occupies them.  

Where shall we end our tour? In the front of the home where you’ll find the utility and built-in washer and dryer, or the back on the extensive deck? As you’re sure to find out, with this home, the choice is always yours to make.  

With modern curb appeal, a balanced floor plan and competitive feature details, the Mammoth Park is the kind of home you’ll find it hard to leave. See the floor plan and more information about this model here! What are your thoughts on this home? Let us know in the comments! 

Dream Vacay Alert: Tiny Home Getaways Near Lake Tahoe! 

Introducing the River West Resort!

Fun fact: ‘Bungalow’ is one of the most fun words to say. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself by saying it 3 times and see if your joy levels don’t double! 😉 And according to our resident Champion® Homes fun experts, the only thing more fun than saying bungalow? Vacationing in a chic tiny bungalow village! Read on if you’re interested! 

Introducing the River West Resort, a tiny piece of heaven in Reno, NV!  

If you’re looking to experience tiny living with a luxury appeal, this tiny home resort that sits on the Truckee River and is a quick drive from the country’s largest alpine lake NEEDS to be on your radar. When you first arrive to this one-of-a-kind development, you’ll find a set of absolutely adorable cottages that take the meaning of ‘fun’ to a whole new level.  

A recent visitor of the resort noted “The cottages are well appointed, newer, clean, and a very cozy alternative to hotels. The grounds are peaceful, nicely landscaped, and a very pleasant alternative to a hotel room. I would stay the RWR cottages again in a heartbeat.” And though we might be biased, we would have to agree! So, the next time you’re looking for a getaway, you’ll definitely want to consider River West Resort.  

Beautiful bungalows right on the Truckee River! Made by Champion Homes.

Champion Homes Cottages at the Resort 

Are you convinced? Great! Let’s get into the 6 cottages at the resort built by Champion and what makes them a vacationer’s dream come true.  

The Onyx 

View and book the Onyx here!
  • Accommodates: 4 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 lofts 
  • Key features: Large attached deck, 2 queen beds, oversized bathroom with accessible shower, farmhouse sink 

The Sunstone

View and book the Sunstone here!
  • Accommodates: 2 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
  • Key features: Open floor plan, large attached deck, 1 queen bed, microwave, farmhouse sink 

The Ruby

View and book the Ruby here!
  • Accommodates: 2 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
  • Key features: Large attached deck, king bed, large closet, dishwasher, dinette 

The Emerald

View and book the Emerald here!
  • Accommodates: 2 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
  • Key features: Large attached deck, open floor plan, king bed, large closet and bathroom, dishwasher 

The Amethyst

View and book the Amethyst here!
  • Accommodates: 2 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
  • Key features: Large attached deck, art deco furniture style, modern transparent cabinetry, dinette 

The Sapphire

View and book the Sapphire here!
  • Accommodates: 2 guests 
  • Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
  • Key features: Large attached deck, king bed, large closet and bathroom, accessible shower, microwave 

Now, the only thing left to do is get those bags packed! We hope you’ll “treat yourself” by indulging in the natural beauty of the River West Resort and the quality of the Champion-built tiny bungalows to be found there. Come back and comment after you’ve completed your stay!  

These park models were built in our Corona, CA [which sells into California, Southern Nevada, Reno NV area & Western Arizona] and Weiser, ID [which sells into WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, UT and NV] manufacturing facilities! Looking to purchase a tiny abode of your own? Click here

Interior Color Trends to Consider 

Stay in-the-know with these updated color trends for a chic interior! 

Ready to give your new home some pizazz or wanting to spruce up your existing home with something new? Color is the perfect way to say a lot without necessarily doing a lot. Are you wondering which colors are particularly standing out these days? This blog will provide the perfect colorful inspiration when choosing colors to use throughout your home interior. Let’s get into it!  

Trend #1: MAKE IT POP 

For the bold players out there, you’ll be glad to hear that poppy tones of magenta, orange and red are taking the front stage! The key to pulling this color trend off is through the art of placement. Have an overall warm-toned kitchen? Find a warm-toned bright orange piece of furniture you’d like to stand out! The Pika SCC643 (pictured above) does a great job using this trend. 

You can also choose the opposite route and let the bold color be your base, accenting with neutral tones of white, silver, dark wood tones or even another bold color! Orange and red can definitely work together with the right pieces and inspiration. With these tips, you can decorate your manufactured our modular home to feel juuuuust right every time you walk in!  

We love the pops of subtle orange throughout the Cypress! Read more on this model here


The influence nature has on interior design will always be timeless, and green, a color synonymous with nature and the beauty of the natural world, remains one of the most popular colors to use in Interior Design in 2023 and completes an ever-popular Biophilic Design Trend. The Innovation 1668H (pictured above) is a model that implements this trend with beauty! With Champion Homes, you don’t have to worry about not being able to stay on trend in a prefab home. We’ve got the options you need! 

According to our Interior Design Manager Tammie D., greens with a blue base like our Rocky River are impactful and pair well with soft tones of clay, white, and grey while balancing out with a lighter flooring selection to complete a calming stage for the homeowner.  If your style is more modern, consider using green as an accent to lighter wood tones and black. More into Farmhouse styling? Pair green with warm wood tones, white, and accents of black.

Check out the backsplash tile in the Paris! Oui oui!!

NOTE: Need to figure out which design style speaks to you most? Read the blog!  


This is the trend that never really goes out of style. People love calm tones because of their adaptability! You can have basically any design style and still find a way to work neutrals into your interior design and décor. This trend also has many options: browns, beiges, “greige,” ivories and more! With this trend, you can really show that “muted” does NOT have to mean “boring.” 

This trend also pairs really well with another trend in this blog: greenery! If you’re taking the calm and muted route, pair the color scheme with some plants and flowers as the perfect accent. Trust us, the light tan cabinets will pop even more with a bird’s nest fern sitting on the counter! We absolutely love the Transitions-20727 (pictured below) for its take on this trend.

Trend #4: Dramatic Dark Accents 

The Mammoth Park! Yep, it’s worth the wow!

If you want your home to look like a delicious chocolate bar tastes, you’re likely into dark tones and accents. Darker tones are a great way to add character and mood to any space. They also help to bring warmth to a home.  

You can also take this route paired with another trend on this list…yep, you guessed it: nature-inspired! Think terracotta browns, eucalyptus greens and deep tans. Another bold idea when you’re going with dark tones? Paint the ceiling! It might sound crazy, but it can really work! Overall, if done correctly, a dark toned interior can be really calming.  

Who’s ready to get colorful? Whichever color route you take, remember to make it your own! Home décor is never fully finished, so if you make a decision you don’t like, you are always free to tweak as you see fit. Ready to find the Champion home for you? Get in touch with an independent local retailer today