What is a Park Model?

Outer view of Cabin park model home by phoenix

What is a Park Model RV Home?

Park models are transportable homes primarily designed for long-term or permanent placement at designated RV or mobile home sites. They offer a blend of mobility and functionality, resembling traditional homes with their fixtures and appliances. 

Typically built on a single chassis with wheels, these models are also known as Recreational Park Trailers. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), park model RVs are unique trailer-type RVs constructed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping, or seasonal use. 

Once set up at a destination where RVs are permitted, park model homes are connected to utilities for operational purposes, allowing occupants to enjoy homely comforts. 

These homes are built to comply with ANSI standards, ensuring quality and safety with a maximum enclosed area of 400 sq. ft. Look for the RVIA seal on the exterior, indicating compliance with industry standards for added assurance of quality.

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

What is a Park Model Home?


  • 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


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.