How to Remove Your Mobile Home and How Much It Costs

removing a mobile home

The cost to remove a mobile home will vary because there's more than one way to get the job done.

In fact, there are multiple ways.

The size and condition of your mobile home, its location, and more will play a role in which mobile home removal method you choose and how much it will cost.

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Mobile Home Demolition

Mobile home deconstruction

Demolition is the fastest and most inexpensive way to remove a mobile home.

It typically costs between $3,000-$7,000 to demolish your mobile home.

The average cost to demolish a mobile home in the U.S. is $3.50-$5 per square foot.

However, several things will affect this price.

Factors affecting mobile home demolition cost include:

  • where you live
  • the size of your mobile home
  • the contents/weight of the home
  • the home's accessibility

For example, if your mobile home has a shingle roof, it will require extra labor and will cost more in disposal fees.

Not only that, but the size of your mobile home and where it is located are two more huge factors in price.

Likewise, if your mobile home is full of belongings, it will cost even more.

Save on mobile home demolition: If you have the strength and relative know-how, you can tear apart the most salvageable aspects of your mobile home for scrap on your own. The outer steel panels may be a bit of a pain to cut, but the rest shouldn’t be too much work. The average 12 ft x 60 ft mobile home can be worth anywhere from $200 - $700 in recycled metal.


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Mobile Home Deconstruction

Deconstruction may be an option if the home is in decent structural health.

It is more expensive and time-consuming than traditional demolition, but it is much easier on the environment and can actually pay off if there are enough salvageable materials.

Deconstruction can end up costing nearly double the price of traditional demolition, reaching as high as $8,000 in some cases.

Save on mobile home deconstruction: If your mobile home is salvageable, some companies may be willing to deconstruct it for charity. The benefits are twofold: You help the community while saving some money in the process.

Find out more: Deconstruction vs Demolition: When to Deconstruct a Building

Mobile Home Relocation

Relocation is not an option for every mobile home. It's quite an expensive process—significantly more than demolition—reaching upwards of $7,000.

Expect to pay somewhere around $1,200-$3,500 per half to have the mobile home broken down, moved, and then set up in its new location.

Of course, cost will also depend on how far you intend to transport the home.

Haul Mobile Home to the Dump

Just like relocation, transporting your mobile home to the landfill will only be feasible if it can be moved.

A professional mobile home mover will be able to determine whether your mobile home is in movable condition or not.

Transporting a mobile home to the landfill costs roughly $1,000-$2,000.

Check with a local demolition company, or a company specializing in moving mobile homes, to see if your home is structurally sound enough to transport.


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