1. Personal use
Use for a vacation house, an annex, etc. (for hobby or recreation of a
family or an individual)
Recently, demand for care of the families is increasing.
2. Rental business to events etc.
|at 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics
"the Welcome Village" at Nagano Station East Gate
|at a music event
"the Country Music Stampede"
|a temporary office
until completion of a new office
|as a shop for situation grasp before starting business
3. Business use or franchise chain stores
Use for a coffee shop, restaurant, hair salon, sports club facilities,
Because superficies right does not occur on a mobile home, negotiation
with a landowner is easier.
Beside, mobile homes are usable as lease objects, and it is easy to do
reuse or resale in case of office relocation or business slump, too.
4. Accommodations in large amusement parks etc.
In case of a family of 5 people, normally 2 rooms are required for 1 night
stay. If mobile home, 5 people can stay together and the charge is cheaper
than a hotel.
5. Utilization at a time of a disaster
Mobile homes are utilized temporarily when a disaster occurs.
At earthquakes that struck Japan in late years, mobile homes have been
used for reconstruction of affected towns, for example as temporary dwellings/shops
and meeting places where people who have been affected by a disaster can
|For reconstruction of disaster-stricken town.
the Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake in 2007
|Reconstruction Marche (fresh food market).
the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
|Restarting hotels which were stricken by tsunami.
the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
6. Accommodations for recreation, long vacations or long stay.
at a camping resort
In comparison with bungalows at camping sites, mobile homes have comfortable
and full facilities and equipment, so they are suitable for attracting
7. Utilization in particular areas (such as a area with the possibility
of the reserves of fossils)
It is difficult to develop potential areas of the reserves of fossils,
etc. because fossils would be dug up when constructing building foundations.
Mobile homes is usable in such areas.
8. Utilization in depopulated areas
Depopulation is a serious problem in countryside of Japan, and some local
governments are addressing depopulation measures.
In areas full of nature, mobile homes are used for town revitalization
and promotion with considering for nature.
Depopulation countermeasures projects that private enterprises cooperate
on are increasing recently, too.
9. RV resort business at national parks or public campgrounds
||Utilization for RV parks at national parks or public campgrounds
The left picture is a RV park in the U.S.
10. Study of the U.S.'s utilization cases at disasters by Japanese government
Based on the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, an examination document of
utilization cases in the U.S. was drawn up and utilization method at disaster
in Japan have been studied.
Utilization has been promoted at the Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake
and the Great East Japan Earthquake.
11. Utilization as shelters at time of disaster by individuals or companies
Utilization of mobile homes are increasing, in purpose to use usually as
guest houses, accommodations or sports facilities (shower rooms, toilet
room etc.), and to utilize for citizens or employees at time of disaster.
utilization by public administration
utilization by private business
public sports facilities
monument of the revival from an earthquake disaster
|These mobile homes are usually used as local specialty shops and an information
center. They will be utilized for citizens when a disaster occurs.
|As cottages in a golf course resort. Application of mobile homes with a
consideration of utilization at time of disaster.
|These are shower/toilet room mobile homes which have been installed at
a riverside sports park, with consideration of removal at time of river
flooding, or utilization for citizens at time of disaster. (Edogawa, Tokyo)
||These were an initial base of reconstruction of an affected shopping street.