Inside an Amish Mobile Home (And Horse Farm) – 32 Photos

Not all Amish live in farmhouses. In some cases they will live in mobile or prefabricated homes. This is not too common, but these are often starter properties for young couples. We had a look at another one that went up for sale in Ohio a couple of years ago. Today we take a look at another.

And I should say the title of my post here is not exactly accurate when it comes to describing the full property for sale. Because along with the home, they are also selling a horse training farm on 21 acres of land. I could have led with that, but I find the mobile home part of the deal more interesting.

So let’s start with the home itself, which despite being a bit atypical for Amish, has a lot of Amish touches to it. Here is the property description via Zillow (hat-tip to Joseph Frey for bringing this property to my attention):

AMISH HORSE TRAINING FARM-Beautiful farmland with lots of privacy and about the same distance from Paris or Murray, Kentucky. There’s an 84×100 barn that has an indoor arena and ten 10×16 stalls. Outside, there’s a 160×200 arena and a 60 foot round pen. There’s an older barn with more stalls and hay storage.

The 5 bed,2 bath mobile home has had several additions. Square footage taken from tax records. Owners disconnected electricity when they purchased in 2017 and removed light fixtures and water heater. CHA was working at that time, but propane tank was removed. Well is run by air pressure & seller plans to take tank when they leave. New well pump will be required. Wood stove does not stay

The community is near the town of Buchanan in Henry County, Tennessee. I know little about this settlement other than it is small (maybe a half-dozen or so Amish households) and was founded in 2017.

The home has had several additions as noted, which you can see in these shots.

Two smile-inducing things here: the Jacuzzi, and the “Gal’s” and “Gent’s” outhouse. Truth be told they both look a little tired, so not sure how much use either gets, but they might get some.

Inside, we see the main living area.

This must be the wood stove mentioned in the description which “does not stay.”

Comfy stuffed recliners suggest a more progressive group here. How about that ivy by the way.

What catches your eye here? I’ll tell you what caught mine, below this photo.

What caught my eye was the cross image, what looks like a candle holder wooden wall hanging. In homes of believing Christians, this is a common thing to see. But Amish typically don’t display crosses and overt religious imagery (though that’s not always the case).

In the photo below, you’ll notice a gas lamp on the right. The propane tank is in the enclosed wooden bottom part, and it’s likely you can wheel it around. I would guess the mountain lake wall image was already a part of this home when it was purchased by the Amish owners.

The kitchen has a nice feel with the cabinets and tile.

These photos were obviously taken in warmer months, and we can see some produce on the table and in the corner here. In the rag-covered jars, could that be kombucha?

Likely a natural gas or propane-powered fridge here, as is common for Amish.

Some of the five bedrooms:

Obviously, this place was owned by non-Amish prior to the Amish family moving in. The lighthouse mural scene lining the top of the walls is just one sign of that. The simple calendar is a much more Amish piece of decor.

You’ll notice some fans in these photos. Most likely run off of a battery + inverter. One of the things about Amish living in hotter climates like the South is that you might see certain tech become acceptable which would not be seen in cooler climes.

Bow kept handy, shades too.

Not sure if this counts as one of the bedrooms:

Bathroom:

Hats, calendar, hangers all among the “Amish touches” in this entryway photo.

Now to the horse farm and facilities, which I suspect makes up the bulk of the value of the property.

Looks like a lot of space here.

And here.

Tack and harness section.

Looks like it would be a great property for someone in the horse-training business. In this photo we catch a glimpse of what might be the current owner and one of his children. Also the family dogs.

So what’s the asking price for this 21-acre horse training farm, plus mobile home with several additions (comprising 2,640 square feet of livable space)?

The asking price for this property is $545,000 and the agent is Bob Burton of Landmark Realty and Auction.

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    5 Comments

    1. Erik the Realtor

      Erik, I feel like you could have been a realtor or a TV game day host, think, “The Price is Right.”
      This was a very interesting photo trip. Like most farmers, the value is in the land. It would be fun to see the next house this Amish family purchases.
      Thanks, Jim

      1. Thanks Jim, I’m not really auditioning for that role but it’s nice to know that it is entertaining or interesting at least.

        In these posts I like to break down what I see and if the home happens to get more exposure and maybe sold as a result then that’s great too, win-win-win (but for the record I don’t have any arrangement with the sellers or real estate companies, though I try to link to the repping agent).

    2. Guy in Ohio

      According to the book “Amish & Mennonite Settlements of America” this community was founded by families from Maysville, Kentucky and Huntingdon, Tennessee. At the time the book was published (2022) there were around 9 households there. Thanks to Al in Kentucky, for mentioning this book in a comment on your post about the South Dakota house for sale!!

      1. Thanks for adding that! That book is one I would *love* to have in digital format, though I don’t expect that will be coming anytime soon. That, or I will need to start carrying it with me everywhere I go:)

    3. mobile home is nice

      I like it and hope to find such a home someday when I retire.