CEDaR Projects

Ponderosa Mobile Home Community

Environmental Design students spent a semester on ideas and designs for the Ponderosa Manufactured Home Park. 


Photo courtesy by Apartments.com

Trailer Wrap;

A Demonstration Retrofit in the Mapleton Community

More than 50 CU Boulder students and several faculty members transformed a 1965 trailer into an efficient living space. 


Post-Occupancy Assessment: the Trailer Wrap Retrofit Project

This project is an assessment of the community and householder experience of living in and with the Trailer Wrap Project - a model retrofit of a mobile home in the Mapleton community of Boulder. The Trailer Wrap project, completed in about 2010, was a demonstration organized by CYE/CEDaR and ENVD of the opportunity to create more expansive living spaces and use state-of-the-art energy efficiency methods and materials in a low-cost retrofit of an existing mobile home in the Mapleton Community. Participants: Kim Pardoe, Affordable Housing Consultant; Sarah Kitchen, CEDaR Intern; and others.

Zoning Reform and Structural Transition in Manufactured Housing Communities

By examining precedents across the country over time, this report exposes potential merit of various fiscal and zoning structures, and proposes a possible solution to the questions of affordability, zoning, and redevelopment in mobile home communities moving forward.


Inventory of Manufactured Housing Data in Colorado

The Inventory of Manufactured Housing Data Project consists of gathering data on manufacturing housing throughout the state of Colorado. In order to best understand what areas are most in need of resources and assistance, it is important to identify a variety of datasets relating to both the location of parks and demographics. This project seeks to do so, and in turn, aid in the process of reaching out to those living in manufactured housing who are facing struggles and financial hardships that are prevalent in their communities.

Data was collected by Jack Christopher Theut, CEDaR Intern. 

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