Mountain Modern Park Model RV

Jamie Mackay designed and built a mountain modern “Park Model RV” at his campground in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and would love to share the design and pictures with anyone interested in a high quality low cost design “Park Model RV.”

***Update with pricing etc. below first picture.

I don’t know about you, but I am very impressed with his design and his ability to bring a rustic and modern look together. Jamie did not give me any pricing details at this time but he did stress that it is a high quality and a low cost design. If there is enough interest in this model I will ask him for more details and information.

Jamie says: It took me a while to come up with the finalized design, working with small spaces is a difficult process. The “Park Model” is built out of SIP panels and SIP roof system, 4″ walls and 6″ roof, keeping heating and cooling costs down. The exterior of the unit is a mixture of rusty metal and cedar siding that was stained to look like barn wood. One could use barn wood although it would be 4x the cost. I am currently working on building more of these units and will ship to quite a few this summer. For more details and materials used feel free to contact me at jamie@mackaydevelopments.com

This unit cost $95,000.

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Penny in Australia - August 12, 2011 Reply

Interesting, clever, attractive design. I guess there is a loft above the bathroom? and the ladder is in the intrance hall? – I could live in that but I still like little houses on wheels.

Eva - October 22, 2011 Reply

I totally love this – but I would want it on wheels -I wouldn’t need the varied exterior, even though it is super attractive. I would be fine with skylights instead. Love the floor plan and the interior deco. Yeah – i could live in that 🙂 A little less pricey would be nice!

michael - February 23, 2012 Reply

Love the PM Jamie. Will contact you for more info. Do you sell these now? I’m looking for land in WY around SVR and can easily see myself owning one.

Kate - October 18, 2012 Reply

Very attractive exterior! Curious about the loft area, are there anymore pictures?

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Charlie - April 1, 2013 Reply

I am looking for a place to park a 8×20 tiny house on wheels in the NC mountians.

    Anthony Rizzo - June 23, 2014 Reply

    If you haven’t already done so have you considered placing an ad in a local paper, requesting to lease space on someone’s vacation, hunting, wooded acreage or farm land? Your tiny home is technically an RV and most rural acreage laws allow for short to long term camping on personal property. So a 6 month or 12 month lease would not only be feasible but realistic.

    Robin - December 31, 2015 Reply

    Hey Charlie,
    Did you ever find a place in NC mountains? I have a lot with a foundation on it that might work for you–it is for sale on Zillow.com. Check it out http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/00-Falcon-Ridge-Rd-West-Jefferson-NC-28694/2101769127_zpid/

Robert - July 19, 2013 Reply

The stove is right next to the fridge-hmmm, plus the is not counter space. Very nice but there are almost as nice for a lot less.

Maureen - October 9, 2013 Reply

We stayed in Thayne, Wyoming this Summer on our way to spend a week in Teton Village. The lumber company in Thayne had just built this model. A few days later in Wilson, we saw the model set up and being prepared for rental at the rv park. It looks even better up close.

Dominick Talarico - January 5, 2014 Reply

Wow, this is just beautiful…….we own a park model in a RV campground in upstate New York. Our model was made by the Amish. We absolutely love ours, but your details are amazing! We love the modern touches inside & out. Believe me, I would never want to leave! Are any other pictures or models available?
Thanks, Dominick

Keith G. - January 6, 2014 Reply

This and several other models with similar features and quality are made by what’s probably a new company since this blog first appeared, wheelhaus.com. The design and materials are all top o’ the heap, from the research I’ve been able to do. I would certainly not call it low-cost, however, by any stretch of the imagination.

My take on it is that the field of available options for ANSI-certified RPTs / Park Model RVs did not include the high-end design that they were seeking at their high-end resort, so they decided to engineer their own. Instead of the endless knotty pine finishes, the overstuffed recliner chairs and gargantuan home-style appliances inexplicably featured in nearly every other available product on the market, these feature a degree of minimalist sophistication that is incredibly refreshing to see.

It’s sad that there are so few alternatives in this space, as that’s got to be one of the factors keeping the prices so high. Hopefully one day Forest River or one of the other mainstream RPT builders will catch on to the fact that not everyone wants a “suburban-style tract home on wheels,” and will come out with something competitive with wheelhaus, at a more manageable price point. Until then, wheelhaus seems to practically have a lock on the market.

    Keith G. - January 6, 2014 Reply

    Even before it gets published, I wanted to amend the possible perception that I was saying the wheelhaus designs are overpriced. I did not at all intend that! When you start adding up the costs of quality components, and fill in the entire business model with skilled craftspeople, who care about the work they do, earning a quality living, and the result is a 399 square foot home that costs $85-95,000. Small houses have no waste. Everything must be well thought-out, everything has to work properly. That’s not cheap!

    So these wheelhaus offerings – along with those of greenpoddevelopment.com, which I also wanted to mention – are more about quality of design, quality of build, and quality of life, than they are about low budgets. Greenpoddevelopment.com are not necessarily ANSI 119.5 structures (I don’t think that they are), which for some may be an issue. But both of these builders adhere to the philosophy that cheaper is not necessarily better, without going out of their way to make them expensive.

Kristina - July 5, 2014 Reply

Amazing great job!! Maryland

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warren trout - April 21, 2016 Reply

Very nice, but wow is it expensive. In most of the country you can build a two bedroom, two bath home for that price. Plus, the home home will appreciate. Trailers depreciate.

Lori - July 21, 2016 Reply

I love the design because I am looking for at least one bedroom on the ground floor. I need to avoid ladders, if possible. The finishing touches were fresh, crisp and impressive. But, like others, I found the price to be on the higher side, and that was in 2010 if I am not mistaken. Great job!

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