Trailer Treasures


Driven by the changing job markets, economic recession and the recent housing crisis, mobile homes have provided an affordable alternative in the U.S. housing market for nearly a century. Currently, about 20 million Americans live in 8.5 million mobile homes across the country. In her photographic diptychs, Anna Beeke takes a closer look at such communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Within the regulation and repetition of the prefabricated units, she encountered a clear desire to create an individualized place, and studied how many mobile homes are the same, but different.

© Anna Beeke

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