A mobile home is a great place to live, if the park is right -- don't let some random lender imply they are not as nice as a house! A mobile home definitely costs far less to maintain, and insure than a house; and an older mobilehome is tagged like an automobile! My mobilehome tags cost $100 per year! Consider that in a regular house you will pay 1.25% property taxes yearly which in this area end up costing enough to cover much of your space rent!
Sandpiper MH Park in Carpinteria (93013) space rent varies depending upon the size of the lot, from $650-$800 a month is routine. Currently the rents are capped at $850 max. Considering that to rent a one room studio apartment in this same area costs about $1300 per month, and renting a house in this area is in the league of $2500+ a month, that is a good value considering the safety and amenities of a park that this nice. Sandpiper has tennis courts, a huge heated, well maintained pool and jacuzzi, a gym, dog park, etc!