What is a Park Model?

Outer view of Cabin park model home by phoenix

What is a Park Model Home?

Park Home Models are built on a single chassis crested on wheels. Park home models are also called Recreational Park Trailers.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) describes Park Model RVs as unique trailer-type RVs constructed to render temporary accommodation for recreation, camping, or seasonal use.

Park Model Homes/ Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are transportable and placed at a destination where an RV is allowed. Once done with the setup, necessary utilities are connected to operate homely fixtures and other appliances.

Park Model Homes are built in compliance with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and have a gross enclosed area of not more than 400 sq. ft.

Our park model homes wear a blue & gold RVIA seal on the home’s exterior, which certifies we comply with the requirements of quality standards.

What is a Park Model Home?

Where can i place my Park Model?

Considerable options are available to locate your park home and live in.

Most common are rural land, a backyard, an RV-owned or leased lot, or private property, as long as your local county allows.

exterior view of full house 2 park model rv home 2

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Space Maximization

Regarding Space maximization, Park Model homes are a masterstroke, utilizing every square foot effectively. Creative design and deliberate layouts make these compact homes feel spacious and comfortable. Each and every component of the park model home is designed in such a way, utilizing the space efficiently. 

  • Mobility and Flexibility

Mobility makes the Park model home stand out from traditional dwellings. Unlike traditional homes, these abodes can be easily transported to different locations, allowing dwellers to embrace a nomadic lifestyle or change their scenery without the stress of a permanent move. Whether nestled in a sedate woodland or perched near a soothing lake, park model homes provide the freedom to choose your ideal scrim.

  • Comfortability

Park model homes are built, keeping in mind the environment. Our park home models come with a 50 amp RV cord, and connect to on-site electric, sewer, and water the same as a traditional RV.  Park models incorporate eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient systems, minimizing their ecological imprint. 

  • Cozy Ambience

Despite their compact size, park model homes manifest a warmth and coziness that gives the feel of a home. Creative interior designs, lavish furnishings, and ambient lighting create an appealing atmosphere for residents and guests. 

  • Low Maintenance Lifestyle

Say goodbye to the hassle of extensive home maintenance. Park model homes are designed in an efficient manner, making them easy to uphold. This reduces the time spent on cleaning and preserving, allowing the residents to enjoy the things in the castle.

Park Models Vs Tiny Homes

Park Models

Tiny Homes

Area – <400 sq. ft

Area – <200 sq. ft

Built to ANSI code 

Built on a trailer and are generally road legal

Park models can be moved with a toter truck, acquiring, proper permission and CDL for the driver for long distances or with a pickup truck for short distances.

Tiny homes can be towed with a pickup truck

FAQs

Park model homes are considered recreational vehicles that can be transported and placed long-term or permanently at destinations where RVs are allowed. Once set up, park models are connected to necessary utilities to operate home-style fixtures and appliances. They are popular choices for cottages, vacation homes, or retirement residences.

Choosing to live in a Phoenix Park Home aligns with the concept of simple living, which involves voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. Simple living can include reducing possessions (minimalism) or increasing self-sufficiency. It is characterized by finding contentment with what one has rather than constantly desiring more. While simple living shares some similarities with asceticism, it is not limited to those living in forced poverty. It is a voluntary lifestyle choice often associated with the Tiny House Movement.

You have several options for parking and living in a tiny home, including rural land, a backyard, or an RV/mobile home park.

Park model homes aren’t placed on permanent foundations, since they are RVs they have to remain mobile. Several options are available, such as using wooden blocks to distribute weight and relieve pressure from the wheel structure—a popular and cost-effective choice. Screw piles of different widths and depths offer stability, minimize movement, and are also used for securing decks and park model additions. They require minimal ground space and are cost-effective. Concrete pilings or solid cement foundation walls, similar to those used in regular houses, are less common nowadays but may still be an option in certain communities. It is imperative to check with your local county zoning office to see your specific zoning rules regarding park model homes.

When selecting a model, it’s important to consider whether the park model will be pulled onto the lot or backed onto the space to avoid any surprises with a reversed plan.