Where can be your Tiny House parking spots ?
When it comes to movable Tiny House, the age-old question is always “Where I can park my Tiny House”, isn’t it?. To your surprise, it can be parked in numerous places, including spots that you are not even expected. Wait wait, do I miss something? Oh yes, before jumping in for parking, you should do some research to get to know your own needs. And that my friend, is the sustainable way of pre-parking !
The good match
Your utility needs will indicate which parking spots would be the best for your Tiny House. Most of those small houses on wheels are a combination of on and off-grid facilities. Which includes electrical hook-ups, onboard water tank, ecological composting toilet… Your question will be simple : do you want to be autonomous or not ?
No pressure, it is your choice and luckily you have a few options. If you don’t want to bother and be secured (It feels good sometimes). You can chose to park near power sources, water resources and city sewer system. Otherwise, if living on your own is tempting, those off-grid facilities can be a very sweet alternative.
HouzEKO is an off-grid Tiny movable House, meaning you can survive several days without worrying for supplements. This certainly broadens your choice of choosing the parking spots!
This is completely up to you, not the Tiny House but again, YOU. Want some privacy away from crowded places, into the nature… or want to live in a community? The fun part of Tiny House is when you are fed up with a place, you can keep rolling to a new place of new interest. One way or another, it is always better for you to have in your mind a desirable place for you or your family.
Willingness to pay
This is not the fun part, isn’t it? Unfortunately, there are some parking places that require you to pay a moderate amount of money. This is certainly important before rolling your wheels to any location. You should check beforehead whether or not you have to pay fee for parking. Literally in any location (yes it’s tricky).
Of course, it largely depends of the country, city, community… where you want to head. The best option is to inform yourself, better to avoid any bad surprises. The city hall is your main destination but you can also ask to some Tiny House communities, they will know for sure ! After that, you can jump straight into finding your favorite parking spots!
The good locations
Off you go !
Any semi-trailer, boat trailer, utility trailer and many more with trailer is considered to be just a trailer (many trailer words here). According to you Tiny House, on foundation or not, it is considered as a trailer as well ! This option offer lower yearly fee to register and renew [YESS !]. Many parking spots can become your new home, snoop around and find your heaven.
Indeed.. could be a risky option to put down your Tiny House anywhere. You take the risk that you may be asked to leave, at anytime. Well very unfortunate, it does happen… but luckily, not that often! Once you settle down your Tiny House somewhere, knock at your neighbor’s door and simply have conversations with them. Deals can certainly be made!
The fabulous land
Did you recently buy a land ? Have you already a land ? Are you thinking to buy a land ? None of it.. maybe your friends or family members have one though. You probably know that, but it doesn’t hurt to mention it again. Setteling a Tiny House on a land do not require a building permission ! Which is honestly a very good surprise. You are free to welcome a bunch of sheeps to clear off the grass. Maybe to grow your own vegetables… who knows?
Mobile home parks
Your Tiny House on wheels will have to be registered as a trailer, obviously. So you can legally stay full time in a mobile home park or in any area that allows mobile homes. This is pretty cool. But everything has a cost (yes again). This option certainly has strict registration and permission fees. But you can surely find beautiful parking spots. Once again, the rules and codes vary from town to town. Get in touch with people in charge and see which options you get !
Quick reminder : mobile home park can be a bit tricky for those who build their own Tiny House (DIY). Indeed, some places require a licensed manufacturer for safety reasons.
I agree, it is not the first place that would pop up in my mind. Nevertheless, this can be a very good option. In some countries, cities… RV parks are giving special accommodations for Tiny Houses and grouping them together. If you like feeling the community atmosphere, you should definitely think about it.
Quick reminder : you might need or not an RV manufactured certificate but only the authority can help you here.
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My name is Hang Nguyen, 20 years old, from Vietnam, a new intern at Institute mOBILNO to go. I am currently studying Energy and Environmental Engineering bachelor’s degree at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Finland.