How do I park my tiny home?
Don’t be discouraged to go tiny just because you’re not sure how. Below, we outline the basic and not-so-basic rules surrounding how to park a tiny home.
Three main options:
1. You already own land or have backyard space you can park your tiny on
2. You rent space to park your tiny on
3. You buy land to park your tiny on
1. If you already own land or have backyard space you can park your tiny on:
- You will need a pad 2 feet wider and 2 feet longer than your Tiny including the tongue. The Pad can be 4″ of gravel if on a well-drained site or a poured concrete pad.
- You will need a 50 Amp plug within 20 feet of the back of your Tiny (unless you are off grid)
- You will need a freshwater line. This can be as simple as a heavy duty hose or you can bury a water line to stub out within a few feet of your Tiny.
- You will need to be within 20 feet of your clean out for sewer or septic tank. If not possible a macerating pump can be purchased for a couple of hundred dollars to pump the waste.
This utility hookup video might help.
2. If you need to find space for rent:
The below sites list RV parks, private parties, and tiny house communities renting out space.
- Tiny House Parking
- Tiny Home Industry Parking
- 1 hour from Sacramento and 1 hour from the San Francisco bay area
- On the central Oregon coast 2 1/2 hours from Portland and 1/2 hour from Newport, Oregon
- Lemon Cove, California midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco
- Near Savannah, Georgia
- Near Orlando, Florida
- Leesburg, Florida
- Advertising on Craigslist and Facebook has been successful for several people. Join local tiny house meetup groups and Facebook pages
3. If you want to buy land to park your tiny on:
If you want to buy land then you will need to contact a licensed realtor.