OLA MAE PORCH

This was our first collaboration and was undertaken as part of the Rural Studio Outreach Program in Greensboro, Alabama.  Mobile homes are the prevalent low cost housing model in the rural South.  Inspired by the ad-hoc, DIY additions that people often add to them over their lifetime, we built a large screened porch for Ola Mae Warren which doubled the living space of her trailer.  We used an old trailer chassis as the base and simple, inexpensive materials available from the local hardware store. It is built as a separate structure with two bridge connections so that the mobile home can be replaced without having to dismantle the addition.

Design & Construction
Lucy Begg & Robert Gay
Budget
$5,500
Size
500 SF
Year
2003