Living a minimalist lifestyle offers many benefits, including saving on taxes and home maintenance. However, it comes with its own set of challenges.
Texas is one of North America's most tiny, home-friendly states. Still, because regulations and zoning laws can be complex, you can't just park your tiny house on wheels anywhere.
An interesting fact is that tiny houses built on a permanent foundation, such as ADU and standalone cottages, are more likely to be legal inside city limits than tiny houses on wheels.
Nevertheless, with some research and planning, you can find a place to park your tiny home in the LoneStar State.
This post will unveil seven carefully selected places in Texas where you can safely park your small house in 2023.
If you have a tiny home on wheels or are planning to invest in one, many of the RV parks and tiny house communities we will share in this piece offer short-term and long-term reservations, providing basic amenities and many family-friendly activities at competitive rates.
Ready to have a taste of Texan minimalist living? Read on!
Royse City RV Park is a family-owned, full-service RV and tiny home community in East Texas, offering shade trees and peaceful country living. It is located 20 minutes east of Dallas and four miles south of the Royse City Buc-ees.
Some local attractions nearby for family fun activities include boating, fishing, swimming at Lake Tawakoni Lake Ray Hubbard, golfing at Stone River Golf Club, picking blackberries at Oneal Berry Farm, and visiting ShangriLlama Castle, where you can walk and learn more about the unique traits of each llama.
If you have been thinking of joining the tiny house movement, this community is an excellent choice to get a taste of the tiny house lifestyle.
Royse City RV Park offers both long-term and weekly reservation rates.
The long-term rate is between $525-$625 plus electricity (not included), while the weekly rate is $230 for 1-4 persons.
For more details on what is included in each reservation type, whether long-term or weekly, visit Royce City RV Park and the Tiny Home Community rate page.
Some of its featured amenities include:
Primrose is a straightforward adult-only community for extended-stay RVs and tiny homes. Each lot is fully fenced with a privacy fence, a wrought iron gate front, an 8x8 storage shed, and a large tree.
The community has a total of 22 sites with dimensions 70’x30’ with 50’x15’ pads, so you should be able to find a suitable one for you.
The monthly reservation rate is set at $900.
Note that a $200 security deposit and $25 for credit and background checks are required. Also, if your RV is older than eight years, you will have to send pictures to their email for approval.
Some amenities offered at the above monthly rate include:
Stone Oak Ranch RV Resort is a peaceful, tiny home site located 30 minutes north of Austin in Georgetown, Texas. You can bring your tiny home on wheels (THOWS) or park model into this community and settle in quickly with personalized service delivered by a team that truly cares.
With over 200 spacious sites, Stone Oak has everything you need to enjoy simple living, whether you plan to stay the night or a few months.
If you love having fun, you won’t have to travel far to experience the best the Hill Country has to offer, including touring a karst cave estimated to be 100 million years old, fishing, backpacking, camping, golfing, visiting the Williamson museums, Grape Creek Winery and more.
The site offers daily, weekly, and monthly rates for lot allocation.
Back-in site rates begin at $66 per night, while pull-thru sites start at $75 per night. Daily and weekly rates include four people. Additional guests aged five and older are $5 per person/night.
For monthly rates, you have to contact Stone Oak. However, monthly rates include two adults and four children or three adults and two children. Extra occupants are $50 per person/per month.
Here are some of the key features and amenities it offers:
Crosswinds RV and Tiny Home Community is a privately owned gated tiny home community for active adults 55+ years. Located west of Fort Worth, Texas, this community has 12 spaces for park models and 50 RV spaces.
Their present rate based on 1- 2 tenants per home is $60 per day, $200 per week, and $500 per month (plus electricity). There is an additional fee if you will be having a third occupant.
Some of the key features offered by the community include:
In 2018, three friends decided to build the Hope Hill RV and Tiny Home Park near Austin to provide a unique experience for guests. Desiring to be different, they designed their roads to be gently curved and framed by ribbon curbs to create stability.
The spaces are not just numbered but also named.
Two unique attributes of this park are its improved Wi-Fi, where every individual guest at the park can stream HD video (like Netflix) to their devices simultaneously for free, and its bathroom and showers, which many guests have described to be like luxurious 5-star hotels.
Although their prices and deposits are slightly higher than most RV parks, providing a quality experience every step of the way will lead to more customers and referrals.
Back-in sites and pull-thru sites rates are $51+ per night and $280+ per week. For the monthly rate, you have to contact them. You will not incur additional fees if you are two adults with one child.
Note that all RVs must be ten years or newer and in good condition. Any exceptions must be approved.
If you want to taste the tiny house living lifestyle but dont have a tiny home yet, Hope Hill RV and Tiny Home Park offer fully equipped tiny homes for rent.
Some of the key features and amenities available include:
Shilo is a Central Texas RV Park in Bertram, offering 40+ RV/Tiny Home slips nestled in secluded areas with over 50 fruit trees. The park takes pride in providing a natural, relaxed environment and caters to long-term tenants, big rigs, tiny homes, and everything in between!
The park offers competitive monthly rent for a community-based, long-term RV experience.
The tiny home/park model slips monthly rate starts at $425. You can choose from several slips, and prices range with each slip.
If you want to have a tour before you decide if this is where you would like to park your tiny house, they dont mind giving you a tour of their tiny house parking options to help you determine the perfect slip for you.
For recreational vehicles’ Slip rate, you have to call them.
Note that a $150 security deposit that will apply to any late charges/electric bill when departing is required.
Some amenities offered by Shilo RV Park to make your stay more enjoyable include:
Bluebonnet Community is a beautiful tiny home (park-model RV) and RV community nestled away in the quiet town of Cedar Creek, Texas.
Conveniently located near Bastrop and Austin, the community offers storage units, nearby nature parks, and easy access to nearby cities. It is divided into tiny homes for long-term stays and RVs for shorter visits.
While its location has a secluded feel, it’s only a 4-minute drive to Cedar Creek High School and a short walk to Peggy’s, the neighborhood bar with weekly karaoke.
Daily rates start from $70, weekly rates from $300, and monthly from $595 if you want to book an RV spot. For tiny homes, it’s $695 a month.
Bluebonnet offers you the following:
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Texas is one of the most tiny, home-friendly states in North America. With local regulations favoring small homes, you can build your own tiny house on a foundation and live in it permanently.
However, when it comes to tiny houses on wheels, they can’t be parked just about anywhere. There are specific places that are safer for you to park them.
In this post, we discussed 7 of the best places to park and live in your tiny home worry-free safely.
If you have been thinking of investing in a tiny home on wheels, but where to safely park it has been the reason you have been holding back; now you know some of the best places to try out.
We suggest you start with the tiny house community or park closest to you.
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