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Top 11 Tiny Home Communities in California (Must-see)

Updated on:
June 13, 2024

Tiny homes have been the rave for some years, and interest in this minimalist lifestyle has continued to increase because of the many benefits that tiny living offers.

Many states in the United States are becoming more tiny-house friendly. One such state popular with being tiny home welcoming is California.

California's crazy real estate market is a reason it is one of the most popular states for tiny homes. Another reason tiny houses are continuing to gain ground in the state is due to the estate homelessness situation.

Some lawmakers and community organizers in this state are working on expanding tiny home communities to assist in solving the state's homelessness issue.

This is good news for those looking to downsize in the Golden State of America. California is a large state and offers intending tiny living enthusiasts a variety of lifestyles to choose from, including living by the beach, mountains, desert, or a large metro area

Are you looking to downsize and search for the best tiny home communities in California?

Here are 11 must-see tiny house communities that are guaranteed to sway you.

1. Tiny House Block

View the Grande S1, a folding tiny home by PODX GO that promises to revolutionize compact living

Tiny House Block, founded by Melissa and Jon Block, is one of the only legal tiny home communities in Southern California. The community offers nature lovers a memorable stay while connecting authentically in the 21st century.

The community is dedicated to connecting individuals to beautiful mountains, hiking, minimalist values, and genuine community. 

They believe that in today's digital age, true health and happiness come from unplugging and reconnecting with what truly matters.

Tiny House Block community offers short-term and long-term rentals, with 3.5 acres of nature and walking proximity to numerous trails. 

The on-site restaurant Pine House Cafe and Tavern serves various items, including burgers, fries, salads, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Featured amenities

Here are some of the amenities offered by this beautiful community.

  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Slackline
  • Outdoor Connect-4
  • The historic Pine House Tavern
  • Water
  • Sewage
  • Trash
  • Community BBQ and a Firepit

2. Lemon Cove Village 

View The Express Models by Forever Tiny Homes 

Lemon Cove Village is a family-friendly tiny home village and RV Park close to California's Sequoia National Park. If you have a tiny home on wheels, you can park it on the property for as little as $450 a month.

Surrounded by magnificent scenery, including mountains, rocks, oak trees, and clean, fresh air, this tiny home community is a must-see with many fun activities, including fishing, white water rafting, boating, hiking, and shopping.

Featured amenities

In addition to its beautiful scenery at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the community has the following amenities.

  • Tent sites
  • Full hookups (30/50 amp)
  • Partial hookups
  • Large, level pull-through spaces
  • Pet-friendly camping
  • Fenced dog park
  • Beautiful, refreshing swimming pool with covered patio, lounge chairs, and table seating
  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • Community room for gatherings and enjoyment
  • Newly remodeled, immaculate showers and restrooms
  • High-speed internet
  • Garden area
  • Crushed granite roads
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Gift shop/store
  • Dump station

3. Palm Canyon Mobile Club 

View the  Light Haus, a radiant example of a meticulously designed tiny house

Palm Canyon Mobile Club is the place to go if you want a modern, luxury, tiny house community in Palm Springs, California. The community is conveniently situated just a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs and provides all you need to relax, connect, find adventure, and enjoy each day.

The homes in Palm Canyon Mobile Club are ideal for both long-term and seasonal residents. There are exciting infrastructures you will find when you explore its surroundings, including restaurants, parks,  malls, grocery stores, top-rated health centers, golf and country clubs, etc.

Note that some of the homes in this community are pretty expensive, but not all of them. Moreover, Palm Canyon Mobile Club's mid-century modern tiny homes provide excellent style at a lower cost than many other residences in the neighborhood.

Featured amenities

Here are some of the resort-style amenities offered by this community.

  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Clubhouse
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, 
  • Shuffleboard courts, 
  • Outdoor barbecue and lounge areas
  • Dog park.
  • Billiards
  • Large event space
  • Ping pong

You may also like: Tiny Home Insurance: What You Need to Know.

4. Park Delta Bay 

View the Sol Haus, a stunning tiny house

Park Delta Bay prides itself as the only legal tiny house community currently in Northern California. Situated on the banks of the San Joaquin River, Park Delta Bay consist of a mix of permanent tiny houses and tiny home on wheels (THOWS).

The neighborhood provides residents with a peaceful country lifestyle while remaining accessible to the major areas of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. 

If you are seeking a quieter, more rural way of life while remaining close to major city centers, then this community offers an ideal setting for you.

Some fun activities within this community include fishing, waterskiing, boating, birdwatching, and relaxing in a peaceful country setting with friendly service and country club amenities.

It's important to note that currently, the community is only open to residents with moveable tiny houses, as they are zoned for recreational vehicles on trailers. Shipping containers and small houses on foundations do not meet the community's criteria for residency.

Featured amenities

Amenities available at the park are: 

  • Bathhouse
  • Clubhouse
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Lush green lawns
  • Fishing docks 
  • Pet playground
  • Picnic tables and BBQ facilities
  • RV storage
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry

5. Orchard Village

View The Beach Bungalow, a  fashionable and beautiful THOW

Orchard Village is a tiny home community in the heart of Sonoma Valley at The Orchard in Santa Rosa, CA. Here, you'll find a haven of peace and convenience. 

With professional on-site management, vineyards, recreational opportunities, and a rich historical backdrop, this is the place to be.

Featured amenities

At the Orchard, you can live a life of ease. Here are some of its basic amenities.

  • Billiards room
  • Clubhouse
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • RV storage
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry

6. Friendly Village of Modesto

View The Roomy Retreat by the Sierra Tiny Houses

Modesto Tiny Village is a 55+ retirement community in Modesto, California. The community is located near urban attractions and offers affordable living without sacrificing comfort or quality. 

The friendly management team ensures a carefree lifestyle, and residents can enjoy fun-filled activities arranged by the community residents’ Social Club.

Featured amenities

Residents enjoy premium on-site amenities such as the following.

  • Spacious clubhouse
  • Clubhouse
  • BBQ areas
  • Miniature golf
  • Fitness center
  • Gated community
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pet friendly
  • RV storage area
  • Social events

You may also like: Essential Tips for Living in a Tiny House with Kids.

7. Oak Creek

View The Titan, an elegant and modern-looking tiny house on wheels 

Oak Creek is a 55+ community in Coarsegold, California, located on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada

Named after Coarse Gold Creek, the community is only minutes away from Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest. 

Featured amenities

Residents enjoy mountain views in a town rooted in American gold rush history. Here are some of the amenities available in the community:

  • Cards
  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • Dog Park
  • Pickleball
  • Half-Court Basketball
  • Pond
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shuffleboard
  • Community center w/ fully equipped kitchen
  • RV storage area
  • Exercise classes
  • Petanque
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness center
  • Common area free Wi-Fi

8. Royal Palms

View The Lux, a big and beautiful tiny home

Royal Palms is an age-qualified manufactured home community in Cathedral City, California, nestled among palm trees near Palm Springs and the San Jacinto mountains. 

The community is designed with you in mind and offers residents exciting and fun-filled activities, including social club sports.

Featured amenities

Residents enjoy premium on-site amenities such as the following:

  • BBQ area
  • Billiards
  • Ping pong
  • Gated community
  • Bingo
  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • RV sites
  • Miniature golf
  • Pet friendly
  • Shower facilities
  • Pickleball
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Restrooms
  • RV storage area
  • Dog park
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pavilion
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness center

9. Lake Perris Village

View the Hillside Tiny, an extremely elegant-looking tiny house on wheels

Lake Perris Village is a serene community near freeways in Southern California vacation destinations. The community's lush manicured grounds create a tranquil and relaxing setting to raise a family or spend your retirement. 

It also offers the convenience of having restaurants, grocery stores, and major retailers nearby.

The community's professional onsite Management and Maintenance team ensures a positive experience for residents. 

Featured amenities

Some of the amenities available in the community include:

  • Electronic gate access
  • Beautiful clubhouse
  • Laundromat
  • Resort-style pool
  • Basketball court
  • Playground
  • Off-site parking
  • RV storage 
  • Recreation center with a large kitchen and fireplace
  • Fitness center

10. Lake Minden RV Resort

View The Rustic 3 Bedroom, a spacious and stylish home

Lake Minden RV Campground is a small, relaxing RV community in the Sacramento Valley, California, offering a 41-acre private lake surrounded by eucalyptus trees. This tiny home community is conveniently located near major cities like Cal Expo, Arco Arena, and Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 

The area is also home to local attractions like the railroad museum, the Yuba-Sutter area, and the Marysville Stampede Rodeo. 

Besides the local attractions, fun things to do are never scarce in this beautiful tiny house community. Some of the fun activities include hiking, picnicking, attending local festivals, and enjoying the wildlife at the Campground

Lake Minden offers a safe, secure, and clean environment for tiny home aficionados.

Featured amenities

Some of the amenities available in the community include:

  • Clubhouse
  • RV storage
  • Restaurant
  • Mini Golf
  • Restroom/shower facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Picnic/BBQ area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Billiards/game room
  • Library
  • Dog park
  • Satellite TV
  • Softball

You may also like: Navigating RV Living with your Family.

11. Pismo Beach Village

View The Sport House, a unique and modern tiny house

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, located in Pismo Beach, is an award-winning tiny home destination (specifically RVs). 

The resort is committed to providing quality service for all its guests and to treating its employees fairly while adequately addressing health, environment, and safety concerns.

Featured amenities

Some of the amenities available in the community include:

  • Heated pool
  • WIFI
  • cable TV
  • Showers
  • 30/50 AMP
  • Fire Rings
  • General store
  • Restaurant
  •  Arcade
  • Laundromat
  • Bicycle rentals and miniature golf, etc.

Takeaway: Discover the top must-see tiny home communities in California

Tiny living offers the opportunity for a peaceful and simple lifestyle. California, being one of the most prevalent states welcoming tiny homes, has an abundance of tiny home communities in its real estate market

Although some only allow tiny houses on wheels into the communities due to zoning regulations.

If you have always wondered where to settle in permanently for the minimalist lifestyle, this article lists some of the best tiny house communities in the Golden State.

Do you own a tiny home on wheels and want to know some of the best places to park your mobile home? Read: 7 Best Places to Park Your Tiny Home in California.

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