Most people that are considering buying premier tiny homes on wheels wonder what their parking options are. Whether you want to stay in tiny home lots for rent permanently or travel from one place to another, certain stress-free and convenient parking options are available.

What Are The Different Types Of Tiny House Parking Options?

We at Tiny Homes of Lake Normanbelieve you need to have a good understanding of these solutions to make a better-informed decision about where you want to park your tiny house:

  • RV Parks– At first glance, a recreation park might not seem like a suitable place to park your tiny house. However, it can be an excellent solution for someone planning to travel a lot with their home. In an RV park, you will have access to utilities such as electricity, water, Wi-Fi, garbage, etc. This convenience is essential to improve the comfort levels in your living space.

Some RV parks also offer common recreation areas like gyms and pools, which can be advantageous when traveling with family. It is a great benefit to live in different locations and enjoy various activities and unique sights and views right outside your door. Some RV parks also rent lots at discounted rates for long-term stays. Micro tiny home community living is another option that some RV parks offer which becomes an excellent way to build friendships and interact with people.

  • Campgrounds and National Parks-Like RV parks, you can park your tiny home on wheels in almost any location that permits legal RV parking. In the United States, these options are practically endless. However, this is more of a short-term option as campgrounds and national parks have specific time restrictions. You will need to check this aspect if you decide to park your tiny house on either of these premises.
  • Tiny Homes Communities– Some people like adventure and traveling. They take their tiny home to different locations and park at various sites as and when they please. Others look for a sense of stability and prefer to live in a community-like area with people who share similar interests and likings. In this case, a tiny home community will be a good option for you, and these sites are cropping up across the country in different states.

The communities have walking trails, social spaces like communal gardens, and community fire pits geared towards outdoor activities while providing a minimal living. The tiny house trend is here to stay, and many cities and counties are making their jurisdictions more tiny home-friendly. It is also why there are more tiny home builders in various States today.

  • Lots for Parking Tiny Houses– Tiny homes, by definition, are compact, which means they don’t need a larger parking space, and the living density that you can get into a lot can be pretty high. So if you like a particular lot in a specific location, consider splitting the overall cost of flat land at an affordable price. Sometimes even an acre of land can accommodate between 30-35 tiny houses. 

These lots will be well-planned, with a central corridor leading to small parking spots on either side. Sometimes, the land you purchase on the periphery of a town can be incredibly affordable, and an acre of land may cost you only around $10,000.This can prove to be a very cost-effective option, as each parcel of land will only cost approximately $300 per person. Those who want a larger surrounding space can choose to buy 2 or 3 lots and will only pay close to $1000 for the entire area, which becomes an excellent deal for land that you own the rights to.

  • Owner Properties– Some cities will also permit tiny house parking on residential lots with permission for the property owners. However, every city has its own rules and regulations. Some zoning and development codes categorize tiny houses as backyard cottages. It means that you might be able to park your tiny home in the backyard of a single-family home as a permanent living space. 
  • Employer-Owned Land– This is another emerging parking option for those who own tiny homes. While this is not as common as the one discussed above, you might be able to live on land that your employer owns in an ADU. It’s a good solution for people working in elder care facilities or on farms. 
  • Rural Settings- Some rural counties have less stringent building regulations, and many may not even have a dedicated building department. If you are not very particular about living in an urban area, you might find several parking options. When it comes to self-sustainability, flexibility, and independence, you can buy a tiny home from a reputable tiny home company and go off the grid by living in a rural setting. 
  • Recreation-Purpose Tiny Houses-Some cities and counties will permit you to live in premier tiny homes only temporarily. If you do not consider this a permanent residence option, more placement or parking options will be open. In this case, your tiny home becomes the perfect vacation home option for you.

This information should help give you a basic idea about what your parking options for tiny houses are. You can also get more information from a local tiny home dealer and discuss your requirements with them before you decide what works best for you.

When you buy a tiny home, you need to have a suitable space to park it. Conduct research on local rules and regulations concerning tiny houses on wheels and tiny home Park models. For more details, please call Tiny Homes of Lake Norman at 833-955-8469 (843-955-TINY). You can request aFree Quote via this form, and one of our experts will call you to discuss your requirements. We are one of the most preferred tiny homes builders and can custom design and build the perfect home for your needs. Our solutions are unique and affordable, and we also offer several convenient financing options through our financing partners.