The best resource for locating floorplans for manufactured homes are the manufacturers themselves. Nearly 70 percent of all manufactured homes are produced by Clayton Homes, Champion Homes or Cavco, as of 2015. Floorplans for homes manufactured by all three companies are available online or by contacting a local sales agent.
Manufactured homes have been experiencing a downward trend in popularity since 2000. In 2013, only about 60,000 new manufactured homes were purchased. This is due, in part, the rise of popularity of modular homes. Although manufactured homes and modular homes are similar, and several companies that build manufactured homes also build modular homes, they are slightly different. Manufactured homes are built entirely on-site at the company's factory and then transported as a complete move-in ready unit. Modular homes are built on-site in pieces.
The pieces are then transported to the home build site and then assembled there. Another difference is that modular homes must be built on a foundation that is intended to be permanent. Manufactured homes do not have the same requirement and may be moved from one location to another. As with traditional homes, buyers are able to customize both manufactured and modular homes with a combination of upgrades and features that meet their needs and wishes. Homes can range in size from less than 1,000 square feet up to several thousand.