Would you like to enjoy camping without having to set up a tent or paying for the gas on a large RV or trailer? Many state parks and campgrounds offer small cabins where you can still enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
Last weekend, I visited McArthur-Burney Falls in northern California and the campground is home to 24 Cavco Cabins. They are insulated, have a locking front door, screened windows, beds, a roomy covered porch, and room outside for a tent, picnic table and a campfire. The cabins have propane heat but no electricity or plumbing. Several of the cabins are accessible for disabled campers.
Currently, the 12 smaller one-room cabins are $65 per night and include two single bunk beds and two extra mattresses. The 12 larger two-room cabins are $85 per night and include four single bunk beds. There is plenty of space inside for chairs or additional sleeping bags on the floor.
Cavco Cabins are one model of Cavco Industries, Inc. based in Phoenix, AZ. Cavco is one of the largest producers of manufactured housing, park model and cabin vacation homes in the US, and has been in business since 1965. They have over 50 Rustic Cabin plans, 175 Park Model plans and over 25 Loft plans to choose from.
The Cabins come in several sizes: 16-22 feet, 23-29 feet and over 29 feet. There are also Bare Bones Cabins which will be found in most campgrounds. Cavco has built cabins for hundreds of campgrounds across the country. You can search for a Cavco Cabin in your area on their website.
Recently, Cavco has announced that they are going green. Cavco is one of the first RV manufacturers to make a recreational park trailer or park model that has solar panels. They are also offering these, plus other materials, on their standard building list:
- Recycled tires and axles.
- I-beams manufactured from scrap, recycled steel.
- J M A’s formaldehyde free fiberglass insulation
- Blow roof insulation
- Low VOC paints.
- PEX water systems (recyclable with no solvent connections)
- Energy Star appliances (most standard models and all up grades)
- Water saver toilets, tub and shower diverters
These green options will make it even easier to enjoy the great outdoors.
I want to extend a welcome to Christina Nellemann of Feline Design Inc. Christina has a passion for tiny houses and will become a weekly guest writer for the Tiny House Blog. I look forward to her insight into the tiny house and simple living world. To learn more visit Christina’s bio at Feline Design Inc.
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