Park Model Cottages to Go

by Kent Griswold on March 21st, 2008. 14 Comments
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Called park models because they can be parked anywhere, they are a maximum of 400 square feet under federal guidelines and therefore not taxed as permanent dwellings, making them an attractive option for beach, lake or mountain retreats.

Though they are considered recreational vehicles, they look more like small houses. They are available in many different varieties. From rustic to modern and sophisticated, you decide what style is best for you.

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Glassic Kitchen and Living Area

Costing $20,000 to $80,000, they are subject to sales tax when purchased, and depending on the state or the municipality, they may require annual licensing and registration, for fees from $30 to about $300.

The New York Times has a great article on this style of living. To read “A Resort Cottage to Go” Click Here.

There are several manufactures of Park Homes and I have listed a few below:

Park Model photos produced by Breckenridge.

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March 21st, 2008and filed in Pre-fab
Tags: Pre-fab
14 Comments

14 Responses to “Park Model Cottages to Go”

  1. [...] a recent post on Park Model Homes we looked at this solution for a place on land. Another use for Park Model Homes are floating [...]

  2. [...] Gage of Cavco Park Home & Cabins located in Phoenix, AZ and whose company we mentioned in the Tiny cottages to Go article written a few weeks ago states that they have received many inquiries from the Tiny House [...]

  3. [...] other posts on the Tiny House Blog as an option for tiny house living. See the Cavco Cabins, the Cottages to Go, and the Park Model Resorts articles. I wanted to bring them up again as several people have [...]

  4. Ron Johnson says:

    Hey, just found a great cheap site to buy Park Models.

    http://www.americanriversales.com

    They have some interesting travel ideas there too

    Hope it helps

  5. Joe Green says:

    Where can I get more info on the log cabin #7 pictured on the January blog. Tnx, you have a great blog!

    • Kent Griswold says:

      Hi Joe, unfortunately that picture was pulled off of a forum that had no other information about that cabin. I’ve done more research but so far have been unable to get more information.

  6. Alex says:

    Ever since I’ve gotten into tiny houses I’ve wondered about these… One of the problems for me is finding where I can put this (being under 55).

    And how do you pull these? Can you still pull these with a heavy duty truck or do you have to get it towed by an even larger vehicle?

  7. Freth says:

    and a Park Model costs how much? :)

  8. Freth says:

    Found it in the reference article:

    Smaller and less well insulated than manufactured houses, park models are considered personal property like cars and boats. But they can be winterized for use in all seasons. Costing $20,000 to $80,000, they are subject to sales tax when purchased, and depending on the state or the municipality, they may require annual licensing and registration, for fees from $30 to about $300.

  9. Freth says:

    Skyline has some nice log looking models … check the ones built in Indiana or California:

    http://www.skylinepm.com/

  10. [...] Park Model Cottages to Go – Tiny House BlogMar 21, 2008 … Gage of Cavco Park Home & Cabins located in Phoenix, AZ and whose company we mentioned in the Tiny cottages to Go article written a few … [...]

  11. Moana Moeller says:

    Very interested in purchasing one of these for investment…please send infor.& photos, financing, etc…ms moeller

  12. I have seen this very same thing & actually found the website that sells park model homes just like the ones here, & they are built in Athens Texas. http://www.athensparkhomes.com

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