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Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

I don’t recall featuring many mobile homes on this site in the past, but this 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay is definitely worth a feature.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

The seller describes it as ‘among the most desirable vintage travel trailers in the world’ and for good reason. Apparently this is one of only two known to be in existence, both designed by Chuck Pelly, designer of the Scarab racing car and founder of Designworks USA, BMW’s California Studio.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

Holiday House as a company started producing trailers / mobile homes back in 1959, with designs noted for being both progressive and futuristic in comparison to the competition.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

The Geographic was dubbed the ‘Trailer For The Rich’ and for good reason. They didn’t come cheap. Perhaps because of that, just seven were known to hair been produced before the factory ceased production in the early 1960s.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

This surviving model has, as you might have worked out, been completely restored ‘from the frame up’ and with ‘no expense spared’.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

The exterior has been re-finished in a two-tone champagne and moss green with bronze pin-stripes and the running system was upgraded with new axels, brakes, wheels and more. The interior is quite something too.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

That has a black walnut ‘wall skin’, cabinetry and hard wood flooring, a bathroom / dressing room that wouldn’t look out of place in a high end hotel, original vintage light sconces with upgraded LED lighting throughout, a high end kitchen area, air conditioning, an L-shaped sofa that converts into a double bed, a further sleeping area for two and plenty of storage.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

Of course, all the technology is from the modern era too, from the power systems through to the DVD/Bluetooth stereo system. See the listing for the full breakdown of all the inner workings.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

The end result is something approaching perfection, both inside and out. But it does come at a price.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay

This is on eBay, with an asking price of $250,000. Saying that, the seller will consider a cheaper offer, but I would guess that offer would need to be something approaching realistic.

Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay
Midcentury mobile home: 1961 Holiday House Geographic on eBay