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Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

This is a Dazzling Texas Park Home with a downstairs bedroom that makes a great option for folks wanting to downsize, but not ready for the 150-square-foot lifestyle that many THOWs require.

The folks at YouTube’s Tiny Home Tours took a great video tour of this model, sold by Buy A Small House in Austin, Texas. I could easily see a couple, small family or folks nearing or entering retirement enjoying a life in this home.

I went on their website and found tons of great models for sale, so be sure to check those out here and contact Buy A Small House if you have more questions or want to know what other options they offer.

Related: Fair House: Park Model Tiny House in Texas

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

Screenshots via Tiny Home Tours

Amazing kitchen area with tons of counter space.

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

The kitchen features all full-sized appliances, and there’s a pantry.

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

The loft is pretty low, but great for guests or maybe a TV room.

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

Here’s the bedroom with built in storage (and a huge closet on the other side).

Dazzling Texas Park Home with Downstairs Bedroom

Screenshots via Tiny Home Tours

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • Michael May 1, 2017, 7:10 pm

    I think a park model is a great option for those who don’t want to move their home very often. It provides much more space and comfort for a similar price tag with less hassle where to put it.

    • James D. May 2, 2017, 1:16 am

      Not really, Park Model RV’s share many of the same zoning restrictions and issues with HOAs, etc. with the added problem of being hard to move as it’s more than just requiring a moving permit and wide load sticker… Since you will usually be limited to places you can directly reach from major highways and they aren’t usually designed to handle the rigors of traveling long distances…

      Even RV’s that meet the federal road legal limits may still be limited to staying within a 1 to 10 mile radius from the highway…

      As for comfort, not for everyone because as a RV, Park Models are more designed for one size fits all kind of layouts. The range of customization is pretty limited and nowhere near the range of customizations possible with Tiny Houses.

      You also typically will rarely ever see a Park Model larger than 400 sq ft, because by law if they go beyond 400 sq ft then they have to go by the HUD building code instead of the RV building code…

      RV building code is below what residential building code requires and the HUD building code is what the modular houses go by, which on wheels means they could go up to 500 sq ft legally… But meeting the higher building code means they would cost more to make and thus when you see a Park Model that’s only 398-400 sq ft it means it’s build at lower quality than a residential house would be and thus any lower cost consideration has to be evaluated for that difference…

      Versus Tiny Houses that either meet or exceed residential building codes as they are build just like residential houses, just with options like placing them on wheels instead of a foundation but you can still build one on a foundation, provided you can find a location that the zoning laws allows it…

      It’s basically one of those things you shouldn’t judge by just appearances…

      RV’s, regardless of how they look, aren’t intended for full time living and are usually not designed for more than three season use, while by law most places won’t allow you to camp in them for more than a few months out of the year… The lack of regulation also means RV’s can be below code and not all manufacturers are reputable… While even meeting RV building code can still mean they are lower quality builds than residential houses and thus a well built Tiny House will usually easily outlast them and be a better value…

      It’s also easier to avoid VOCs and be more environmentally friendly with a Tiny House… and to reach high efficiency standards that will make it easier to keep day to day costs down as well… along with being able to be far more creative with just about every aspect of the house…

      So unless you can find a Park Model maker who has transitioned into the Tiny House market and no longer limits themselves to the old ways of making Park Models then you’re usually better off getting a real Tiny House instead…

      Om Ah Homes, in Colorado, specifically makes 10 feet wide homes for those who rather have space than sticking to road legal limits…

      Incredible Tiny Homes, in Tennessee, offer a wide range of custom options including having custom trailers made to 10-12 feet wide and up to 40 feet long to push the limits of THOWs…

      And many other builders will offer similar options…

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 2, 2017, 4:46 am

        All I’ll say in response to this is that during a road trip around Scotland last week I saw park models ALL OVER the place and the only access roads to the location weren’t even remotely highway-worthy 🙂 It’s amazing what you can do if you want to!

        • James D. May 2, 2017, 12:05 pm

          Parks and camp grounds don’t need highway worthy roads to have Park Models parked there… They just need to be within 1-10 miles of a highway access point…

          The only other consideration is that the road is wide enough, with nothing overhead that can block it, and the road itself can take the weight…

          Though, chances are they have service roads you’re not aware of as the public roads aren’t always the only way in and out of those kinds of areas.

          But yeah, people can do a lot if they have the will, time and funds to get it done…

          There wouldn’t even be a Tiny House movement if people only did what the law states they could do…

      • Michael May 2, 2017, 6:48 am

        It shows that we are over regulated. What’s left of the American Dream and Freedom? And the ones responsible for all these zoing have been re- elected so often. The day where we can’t move anymore because of regulations isn ‘t far away anymore.
        Thousands are leaving and find better places to live.

        • Bigfoot May 4, 2017, 6:41 pm

          Over regulated is almost an understatement. Right there with ya. I wanted to mention that there are Park Model builders that build to HUD standards. They are NOT all RVs. They are 400+ sq ft but not larger than 500 sq ft.
          I agree with your points regarding Park models & there are a wide range of options available for those that seek them! Staying at 8.5′ wide really limits what can be done.

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