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Gamer’s Park Model Tiny Home in Austin


Vandila was ready to make the “next step” and get out of apartment living, but the housing market in Austin was crazy and she hated the thought of jumping into so much debt and not getting a great deal. Plus, she didn’t think she needed all the space a full home would offer.

That’s when she considered a skoolie, but her job kept her tied to one location. Eventually, she settled on a park model in a tiny house community in Austin. She has a ground-floor bedroom, roomy shower, and awesome built-in entertainment system for her TV & games. Check it out!

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It has both a front deck and back deck for storage.

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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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  • Bob H.
    December 22, 2021, 7:03 am

    Very nice. What a great looking home.

  • Janet
    December 22, 2021, 8:53 am

    Great way to transition out of an apartment without going in over your head.

  • Marcia
    December 22, 2021, 11:26 am

    So cute…love the downstairs bedroom….and 2 porches! Yay

  • Richard H Chapple Sr
    December 22, 2021, 12:47 pm

    Oh this is really nice!!
    Dimensions??? 8.5 by 40????

    • James D.
      December 22, 2021, 1:26 pm

      Park Model RVs are typically 10-12 feet wide, with an extreme maximum of 14 feet, while length can depend how much of it is enclosed living space as the main limitation is the legal limit to keep them under 400 Sq Ft but that doesn’t count decks, etc. that aren’t considered part of the living space and thus can be extra…

      Mind, they’re not meant to be moved often like other RV’s, but there is a version called Destination Travel Trailers that are more like a traditional travel trailers and use slide outs to achieve the just under 400 Sq Ft size limit, which sits it between the more easily movable travel trailers and the hard to move Park Models.

  • Richard H Chapple Sr
    December 22, 2021, 1:36 pm

    Thank you James for the information regarding Park models etc. I have owned several models over the years ranging from 8 x 35 and up including bi-levels. However I would like to know the dimensions of this particular park model. It is so nicely done. This must be a 10 x 40 then????

    • James D.
      December 22, 2021, 7:31 pm

      It either is or is based on the Wedge model, from Wheelhaus.

      So it’s 10.5 feet wide by 38 feet long. Cabins with decks are 47 feet long.

      • Richard H Chapple Sr
        December 23, 2021, 12:50 am

        Thanks again James. This is truly a beauty.
        Merry Christmas, be well and safe.

        • James D.
          December 24, 2021, 4:25 am

          You too and Merry Christmas.

  • Sue Roberson
    December 22, 2021, 2:20 pm

    This is very nice! Thanx James D. for the info on this type of structure….

  • Susan Kim Pratt
    December 22, 2021, 3:32 pm

    Love Your Park Model and would love to know which company built it. Love the style and floor plan.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

  • Victoria Banaszak
    December 27, 2021, 9:10 pm

    This is very nice. It has plenty of storage and space to spread out.

  • Kathy Olson
    January 9, 2022, 8:13 pm

    Who makes this park model? I love the layout.

  • Stephan of Arkansas
    February 10, 2022, 8:12 pm

    Lovely home. Good for the tenant. My comment: Is it too much to ask the owner of the park/parking court to add trees to the landscape? If one opens one’s ears and eyes, every day there are wise commentators telling the world that we MUST plant trees to help save the plant. On my small 2/5 acre n.w. Arkansas lot, I not only preserved most of the mature trees (oaks and hickory trees) but plan to add another 4 large-growing ones PLUS a handful of under story trees such as dogwoods, red buds, and pawpaws. Come on people…. plant a few trees and take a few minutes each week to tend to them. It really isn’t that difficult! We have so much to gain. Or am I not seeing something? As this parking court is in Austin, TX, I am surprised that very progressive city doesn’t require trees. These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

    • James D.
      February 10, 2022, 11:22 pm

      3rd photo down… Look to the right at what’s behind the home… There’s more around the whole area…

  • Stephan of Arkansas
    February 11, 2022, 7:09 pm

    Yes, James D., the photo U mention shows some older trees (my guess they are at least 15 years or so) in an adjacent behind area, but there are no newly planted trees to the front or sides of these new homes; only grass and concrete sidewalks. In my view, trees should not be put on the next year to do list. Once the THOWs are in, within a few months maximum it is time to plant trees. These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

    • James D.
      February 12, 2022, 1:14 am

      No, again, I already stated there’s more trees around the whole area, including in front of them… Just because there’s also a little open field in front of the homes doesn’t mean there’s no trees nearby…

      So, unless you think they should turn it into a dense forest and the people living there don’t need any open spaces at all or to use that space for anything else like gardens, park space, etc. The argument for even more trees isn’t as strong as you may think…

      For example, the property is much older than this community… It’s on a farm! So it’s not like there’s no other use for that land that couldn’t change whether trees should be the only priority or not and the area the homes are placed is only a small part of the larger property…

      Other factors to be considered is you shouldn’t always put trees too close to homes as they can pose fire hazard when they’re in an area where there can be forest fires and for movable homes, they can be unnecessary obstacles to being able to get the homes in and out of their spots. Along with limiting how many spots there can be and could prevent future expansion, preventing other people from being able to choose this option and probably making it harder to maintain the area as well, which could increase their rent fees…

      For a farm, unless the trees are your crops, too many trees can prevent you from growing other plants unless you keep them in separate areas. The trees themselves also thrive better when there’s proper spacing between them so they don’t have to compete for resources, and stronger trees are more resistant to pests, disease, and even fires…

      It’s something to keep in mind that quality and balance, rather than just quantity, doesn’t just apply to our homes but to everything we do and can be what we should actually be striving for to actually achieve a better tomorrow…

  • Stephan of Arkansas
    February 12, 2022, 3:19 pm

    Dear learned James D.,
    With respectful apologies, Sir, I disagree with U. To scatter a few additional trees in front of these new THOWs dwellings will not in fact make it so “tree-filled” as to prevent this kind of moveable home from being moveable. Or perhaps U have photos of this area that I have not seen.
    Sorry, I simply cannot agree with U. But to each his own. I would rather live in a well-enhanced tree-filled area than what apparently U find acceptable.
    These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

    • James D.
      February 12, 2022, 6:28 pm

      I wasn’t trying to make you agree with me or tell you how to do it, I was simply explaining why you can’t always have it the way you would want no matter where it is located and ignore any other considerations, as that’s simply a reality check because it’s not always just about how it looks… Considerations like danger of wild fires or what’s actually healthy and best for the trees can be overriding considerations, depending on the specific situation… I’ve only listed a few examples in my previous reply but there are many more like how tree roots could damage foundations, or how compression of the ground around the tree can damage it and eventually kill the tree and if very tall they can fall on the house and cause a lot of damage or even kill the occupant(s)… Depending on what tree species are available in the area, there can be risk of attracting various diseases and pests that may also effect the nearby home… and the list goes on…

      Regardless, yes, I have seen more than shown in this article and that’s how I know it’s on a farm. There’s actually plenty of trees in the area not shown in the photos. However, it’s a still developing community that will be done in at least 3 phases. So there will eventually be many more lots than shown and that field won’t stay empty…

      The lots are also right next to each other, which doesn’t leave any large gaps between them to place anything that won’t intrude on each tenant’s lot space. Add, these are not homes that would be easy to move. Most of them are Park Models and they can be large and heavy enough to require a semi-truck to move them and as each are set up in a row of homes many of them would have to be maneuvered around the other homes to get to and from the main road. Quad axle trailers are also not easy to turn and would require a fair bit of maneuvering space to make turns, etc.

      There’s also the fact the farm will continue to be used to do some farming, there’s a community garden for example. Along with at least 2 dog park areas, among other aspects of the area not shown in the article.

      So there’s places for the trees, it’s not like there will be none there and there will also even be some spots they will add a few after they complete the later phases of development, which is why they already have a large number and haven’t cut them all down as that is all going to tie into the final arrangement, but they can’t all be right next to the homes and placed just anywhere. It simply won’t work with the layout of the property they’re working with, the continued expansion they still have to complete, and the other uses of the property they also need to be able to do.

      Thus you’ve yet to see the final result, which may surprise you when you eventually see it, but there are reasons they’re doing it this way even if you still end up thinking they should make changes… It’s just something to understand, it’s not always going to be able what we prefer or find acceptable but what’s practical and actually works best, which can be very different in different locations and different situations…

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