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Eddie and Lacey’s Tiny House in Austin, TX

Not too long ago I introduced you to Eddie and Lacey who are a couple living in a tiny house in Austin, Texas.

Where do they park it? In an RV park! And right now you can get to see a new video tour and interview with them thanks to Tiny House Giant Journey.

Would you ever consider living in your own tiny house on wheels in an RV park? Why or why not? Enjoy this post below then speak your mind in the comments and re-share below if you want to. Thank you!

Related: Couple Living Tiny in an Austin, TX RV Park

Eddie and Lacey’s Tiny House in Austin, TX

Learn more: http://tinyhousegiantjourney.com/2015/03/06/austin-tx-a-terrible-day-tiny-house-tour/

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  • Lori March 7, 2015, 3:27 pm

    So, I believe this is in Georgetown, TX, not Austin, TX. Big difference.

  • Nancy Huggins March 7, 2015, 3:55 pm

    YES..I would live in one but a little bigger and would have to be allowed to put fence up for my Dogs…would NOT want to move though..in S WI now and would want to stay near here 🙂

  • Cahow March 7, 2015, 4:55 pm

    Never-Ever-EVER would I live in an RV park!!! Too close, too confined, your stacked like crackers next to each other.

    If I had to choose close-living, I’d do it in a condo/apartment where I had far more privacy and anonymity than these places provided.

  • Karen March 7, 2015, 7:45 pm

    I’d be interested in knowing which RV park. Just yesterday, I talked with two different RV parks in Georgetown about allowing tiny homes, and only received negative replies. I want to do this and still remain in the area. Thank you!

    • Angela March 8, 2015, 11:16 am

      Really?! Did they say why? When a tiny home is legally an RV anyway… Doesn’t make sense but many people seem closed minded to anything “new” and not mainstream.

      • Karen March 8, 2015, 10:40 pm

        One place had never heard of the Tiny House movement. The owner was skeptical about a compost toilet, said there’d need to be a holding tank, and that I’d have to go to the zoning board. Even then, he wasn’t at all interested. The other place I checked with was friendly and helpful, but still not interested. They knew there was some controversy with tiny homes and suggested traditional RV instead. It was discouraging, but seems to reflect what I’ve been hearing.

  • Karen R March 7, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Most fun we ever had was RV living!

    • Doris March 7, 2015, 9:02 pm

      Although I prefer country living now, I had a blast staying in an adult RV community a few decades ago. Not as stark as the place pictured, we had lots of lovely trees and a community center with potluck dinners and cook-outs and bluegrass music on the weekends. The owners were great, always something going on. Mutual respect for noise and weirdness among mostly retirees, and we all looked out for each other. (Sigh).

  • Karen R March 7, 2015, 9:13 pm

    We lived on the beach in Florida and had something going on all the time – Mardi Gras parades, cookouts, wine around fires, big Thanksgiving dinners. We also lived in mystical New Mexico and the Outer Banks.

    Rich and poor together, no snobs, always someone (usually many) to offer assistance, even to new arrivals. I miss it.

    • Doris March 8, 2015, 12:41 pm

      The article reminded me of the fun we used to have at the old family RV parks in north Florida. It was very close quarters but in many ways it was much easier living, and a lot more tolerance.
      It’s funny that many of us fled to the country for peace and quiet, then realized that 100-mile commutes to work, groceries and medical facilities added wear and tear to our aging carcasses. Never mind the gardens that failed, coyotes eating pets, ugly neighbors disputing easements, chasing loose horses in thunderstorms before they reached a highway, and other realities of rural living.
      Upon retirement, most of my older neighbors have sold their farms and moved back to a town with basic amenities. Some of the widows wound up in family-run RV parks, traveling en masse to North Carolina for the summer, and back down to Florida for the winter. Safety, security and fun. Maybe we should organize a community for old hippies, Karen. 🙂 

      • Karen R March 8, 2015, 12:51 pm

        Sounds good!
        We are still battling York County about our Tiny Home. I never have lived truly rural (no luck with gardening and I like to see horses from afar), but lived in a lake community for several years.
        What disturbs me is the change from individuality to enforced conformity in the last three decades . . .even many rural areas now have ridiculous restrictions. The charm of variety is rapidly disappearing.
        Lazy people have allowed regulation to encroach on freedoms.

    • RJ Hickey March 8, 2015, 10:30 pm

      Hi Karen,

      We live in New Mexico. Where was the park you lived in? May I have the name?

      Thanks,

      RJ

  • Rosemary March 8, 2015, 8:14 am

    I would in a heartbeat. We have traveled and lived in rv parks in AZ. We met a lot of nice people there and hopefully will again.

  • Renee March 9, 2015, 12:34 am

    Does anyone know, can you have your own internet connection in an RV park?

    • Jeff March 10, 2015, 8:45 am

      Renee,
      Internet connection in any RV Parks are highly illegal. So are water hoses.

      • Doris March 10, 2015, 5:25 pm

        Renee, Most parks of any size have internet connections. These days, it’s as necessary as electricity and water. Jeff was attempting humor.

  • Steve in Palm Bay March 10, 2015, 9:01 am

    Karen R…..boy have you nailed it! ENFORCED CONFORMITY!!! And yes….even in the countryside you have busybody do-gooder neighbors that want to be the gatekeeper for the nanny state.

    I am going to have to locate my homesite further back on my 29 acres (outta sight, outta mind). While there are places I could have purchased where it would have been less of a hassle, my proximity is 10 minutes from a grocery store and 1.5 miles (as the buzzard flies) away from the cooling breezes of the Indian River….a valuable consideration in muggy central Florida.

    • Doris March 10, 2015, 5:59 pm

      Steve, We’re in north Florida and running into the same crap. After many years in a rural community where people definitely lived and let live, we got a new county employee who is now known as the Code Nazi. In particular, she is horrified by grown children moving back in with parents. She campaigns against anyone who wants to put a trailer, camper or TH behind Grandma’s house. That is how most people out here have lived for two hundred years, family sharing the land and taking care of each other. This is a very poor rural community where people often don’t have a lot of options.
      The new Code Nazi takes it personally and is quite vocal about her intentions of slapping people with fines for their “violations.”
      Needless to say, her office doesn’t get a lot of inquiries anymore. One way to fight stupidity at the County level is to move on up to the State level. Agricultural zoning often offers some leeway, if you qualify (tree farm?) Bear in mind that the further back you move, the higher the cost of electric, internet or any of those luxuries, even if you DIY. Good luck to you..

  • Aaron March 10, 2015, 11:29 am

    How much is your site rent per month? I’ve been exploring the idea of living out of a small remodeled trailer, but so far the difference between site rents and the cost of a small apartment haven’t been big enough to make it worthwhile.

    • Angela March 10, 2015, 5:22 pm

      Aaron. I concur!!! The RV park near me wants $486 for full hookups and an efficiency apt is $535. Sheesh! :-/

      • Doris March 10, 2015, 5:32 pm

        Sounds like a matter of locale. Studio apartments run about $800 up here, while a mom and pop RV park can start around $300. Naturally, a big rig is going to pay a lot more, as most charge by the footage, i.e., consumption.
        It would also depend if you like the concept of an apartment, where you don’t own squat and can leave, or having your “own home,” (RV or TH or TT), that you can personalize without fear of leaving your efforts behind when you move. Very different mindset.

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