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58-Ft. Movable Roots Park Model With Two Screened-In Porches


This is a park model of near-monstrous proportions! It clocks in at 58 feet long and 11.5 feet wide, and includes two spacious screened-in porches (one with an electric fireplace & TV). Between the porches you’ll find a living room, chef’s kitchen, full bathroom, downstairs bedroom, and split loft bedroom for kids.

Custom-built by Movable Roots for a client who needed a short-term rental on their equestrian farm, this looks like an awesome spot to vacation. But honestly, at nearly 600 square feet you could easily live “tiny” here as a family of four or five. Tell us what you think!

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595-sq.-ft. Inside & 275-sq.-ft. of Screened Porch Space!

There’s a TV & electric fireplace in the living area with room for a comfy couch.

View from the hallway to the kitchen/living area.

The screened-in porch acts as another living room!

The kids’ loft has awesome views.

There are two “rooms” divided by a wall up here.

Back downstairs is this bathroom with a soaking tub.

The ground-floor main bedroom.

VIDEO TOUR: Movable Roots Black Prong Park Model

Highlights

  • Black Prong park model home
  • 58′ long Movable Roots park model trailer
  • 11’6″ wide
  • 595 sq ft of living space (counting the loft)
  • 275 sq ft of screened porch space
  • Short term rental space on their 90 acre equestrian village
  • Electric fireplace, with a rustic mantle and large tv
  • Chefs kitchen features
  • Eat-in breakfast bar
  • Dacor appliance package
  • Open shelving and closed cabinetry combo
  • Coffee bar
  • Tall pantry cabinet
  • Dacor panel-ready refrigerator
  • Open shelving with a storage staircase
  • Loft features w/ common area perfect for children
  • Two rooms in the loft separated for privacy that feature custom twin platform beds with storage, custom nightstands, and a reading lamp
  • Full bathroom w/ soaking tub
  • Downstairs bedroom w/ custom queen platform bed with storage
  • Large closet with custom storage, and hanging rods, as well as room for a stackable washer and dryer that can be hidden away behind the sliding doors
  • The master also features its own private porch off the rear.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Husabergchamp
    October 25, 2021, 10:29 am

    Wow, that is big. Seven axles! Biggest Park model ever. I do like park models, the extra width is really nice. A friend had one as a summer vacation site on the Mississippi in La Crosse, WI. The extra room and larger living room made visiting so much easier and I was able to sleep in the overhead loft area. I can see living full time in a park model in a climate that is acceptable to it. Not sure how good the insulation is for Wisconsin winters but they normally now live in Weeki Wachee, Florida. Snow birds.
    https://weekiwachee.com/

    • James D.
      October 25, 2021, 1:48 pm

      Well, Park Model may not be a proper name for it at this size… Understandably, Park Models often get confused with Tiny Houses because of their similar appearance and people tend to just call anything around 400 Sq Ft a Park Model but actual Park Models are a class of RV because they are constructed to the ANSI code, which doesn’t try to meet residential standards for building codes like HUD does, for example, and actually falls under RV building standards.

      So, to avoid confusion from structures actually intended for residential use, the government set the legal size limit threshold for Park Models to 400 Sq Ft before they have to switch over to HUD and could then go up to 500 Sq Ft… Though, this doesn’t apply to all RV’s because only Park Models try to look like cabins and cottages… Celeb Will Smith’s custom RV trailer, for example, expands to a total of around 1500 Sq Ft for an idea how big they could otherwise go.

      Thus this is pretty much in a class all its own at nearly 600 Sq Ft it’s more of a small house on wheels and more similar to a Manufactured House than a Park Model in the standards it was constructed to, which this builder typically well exceeds what residential building codes require…

      While Tiny Houses are typically well insulated, but it does have to be specified that you will be taking it to a colder climate than Florida but they’re a full custom builder and can easily accommodate that request and ensure all the plumbing, water heater, etc. is internalized within the insulated envelope to ensure everything is protected from the temperatures extremes and they can also make the walls thicker for additional insulation as well for regions that are even colder that most… Much like builders in Canada often do…

  • October 25, 2021, 12:33 pm

    Lots of upgrades and wonderful fit and finish. If I win the Lotto I would have them do my “J” Wall series of single floor Park Models for couples…Maybe even the B design with the 1.5 bath single wall plumbing and utility room….But I too am with the 40 million Americans who can not afford $100 a Square Foot homes much less a rolling mansion at $300 Sq. Ft….The USA is set up for $1500 a month rentals, and making a $750 a month Mortgage payment beyond reach….

  • Eric
    October 25, 2021, 5:48 pm

    Going by the 1st photo it looks tacky on the outside. But get inside and WOW, what a change. Love love love it.

  • Sue Roberson
    October 25, 2021, 6:45 pm

    I loves these larger homes. Thanx James D. I enjoy reading the info you post. Keep it up!

  • Melodie
    October 25, 2021, 8:25 pm

    Add a slide out in living room area & this would be perfect.

    • James D.
      October 26, 2021, 4:47 pm

      Something to consider, structure is already 11.5′ wide, which is about just as wide as most RV’s with slide outs fully extended but as it runs the full length it provides a lot more total space than you would get with just slide outs and this is already much bigger than just about anything else…

      Avoiding slide outs also helps avoid problems like much higher long term maintenance costs, problems properly insulating the home, issues with mechanical systems that will eventually fail and need repair or replacing, problems keeping the home weather sealed and not leak, and helps ensure the structure will last a long time and stand the test of time when the design stays consistent with a traditional home that is actually designed for long term use… While the added weight of slide outs may require another axle be added and this already has 7 and could take away from the maximum interior height as it would increase the space the trailer chassis would take up…

      The primary reason to have slide outs is not just for added space but to make the structure easier to be moved regularly but this isn’t meant to be moved but very rarely once parked and would be a massive undertaking as it already is…

      Basically, everything has trade offs and there are some significant ones with slide outs to consider…

  • Diana
    October 25, 2021, 9:52 pm

    I love this. If I were to have one built I would have propane installed or a large solar set up to run everything. I don’t see the need for two fireplaces or two covered porch areas. I would eliminate one of those possibly opting for a larger living room and bedroom in place of that space. Really beautiful though and good to see an actual tub as so many this size just put in showers. Some of us would like to take a bath from time to time.
    Love what they did with the loft bedroom areas quite nice. I would eliminate tv as I don’t have or want one.
    I love the choices of colors and contract of the white with dark ceiling, eye catching for sure. I think I would probably prefer the porch off the bedroom for me but it would be something to consider. I like the idea of french door onto one. Perhaps a very small covered entrance at front for more privacy. I like the idea of security at this point in time. Really great house though…I could live in it for sure without the changes if someone wanted to purchase one for me. LOL

  • Linda Baker
    October 26, 2021, 10:27 pm

    this is a house! Very few things I would change – interior fireplace could go and sitting at a counter to eat isn’t my idea of comfortable (I’m 73) if that counter were less deep there might be room for a table that could be expanded when needed for more than two people – the counter looks so wide that many people couldn’t reach across it and it would be a catch all area in the middle. Tubs are nice but a walk in shower at my age is preferable – the loft bedrooms situation is great – I would gladly give up large front porch area for a little more room in the bedroom.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 31, 2021, 7:54 am

      Totally makes sense!

  • Patricia
    October 26, 2021, 11:57 pm

    At some point you really need to quit calling it a tiny house (park model or not) and just call it what it is, a mobile home.

    • James D.
      October 27, 2021, 3:29 am

      Well, that would be inaccurate because while they may share similarities they’re technically not the same things. Especially, as they don’t all follow the same regulations and standards…

      Mobile homes is actually an outdated term as they don’t make them anymore. Poor quality control, predatory lending practices, and customer service issues have plagued the factory-built housing industry since the late 1920’s. By the early 1970’s the industry had a reputation for building unsafe, unstable tin cans that fell apart quickly. Only a handful of builders were providing quality homes and customer service.

      So, since the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards that took effect on June 15, 1976, they became Manufactured Houses and as the name suggest are built to residential building code standards under HUD. People just still may call them Mobile Homes but they’re officially Manufactured Houses now and Mobile homes actually refers to what came before them…

      While Park Models and Mobile Homes/Manufactured Houses are pre-fabricated in factories and have to be either RVIA or HUD certified, which means they can’t be DIY built or done outside of a factory. Park Models don’t follow HUD and are only built to ANSI, which is basically an RV building code standard that doesn’t try to meet residential standards like HUD or IRC. Thus Park Models are a class of RV and are legally limited to 400 Sq Ft but even under HUD they can only go up to 500 Sq Ft and still remain on wheels.

      The other difference is Mobile Homes/Manufactured Houses only have a permanent chassis. So the wheels, etc. are temporary and only attached to move them to their destination. Also requiring a specially licensed mover and the site has to be properly prepared for them and zoned for parking them. While Park Models may only remove the trailer tongue and will stay on wheels, but can be parked in more locations as the RV standards are less strict than the HUD standards.

      Leaving Tiny Houses that while they may share similarities with Manufactured Houses and Park Models are different in that they don’t fall under HUD, can but don’t require RVIA certification, and don’t actually have to follow a specific standard aside from basics for safety like those required for them to be road legal, for example.

      Tiny Houses are establishing their own standards that fall more under IRC, as most try to meet or exceed the IRC code standards and since the 2018 IRC update have Appendix Q that added Tiny Houses to the building codes. While Tiny Houses can be on wheels or on a foundation, with some municipalities even allow them to transition. So you could take a Tiny House off wheels and place them on a foundation.

      You can also place a tiny house on a floating platform to turn it into a house boat, or elevate it to be a tree house, etc.

      Tiny Houses can also be recognized as ADU’s, which you generally can’t do with a Park Model and would have more difficulty doing with a Mobile/Manufactured House because of the special zoning requirement… There’s also no actual size limit for tiny houses, other than what they need to be legally recognized, which because of Park Models and the previously established 400 Sq Ft limit is 400 Sq Ft or under but they actually can go bigger and transition to larger houses. It just depends on whether the local codes don’t prevent it with any minimum Sq Ft requirements or other restrictions. So you may see tiny houses as small as 50 Sq Ft on up and transition to small houses…

      Compared to Mobile Home/Manufactured Houses that can only go as small as 320 Sq Ft but usually don’t go below 400 Sq Ft and may make 400 the new minimum as the government moves to recognize tiny houses and avoid overlap in the size ranges they officially legally recognize.

      There’s basically a lot more freedom and options possible with tiny houses and people can even DIY build them, which isn’t possible with the other listed options, other than traditional houses under the local building codes… Among other differences to show the differences between them…

      Though, I understand if you may still just want to call it a mobile home. After all, names aside, anything on wheels is considered mobile… I’m just pointing out there are differences and the names actually mean something towards those differences…

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