Why Buy From Us?


We will sit down with you and listen carefully to your needs, wants, and preferences in order to recommend the perfect home for your new lifestyle  choice


After choosing your preferred model,  we will customize it with options of your choice including materials, colors, hardware, appliances, and floor plan layouts 


Once your options have been selected and a final price has been established, we will help you find appropriate financing that fits your budget


Now its time to choose where your new home will be located.  We can help find RV parks, retirement villages,  vacation and recreation destinations, or private lots 


The last step to the process is to delivery and set up your new home. We will guide and direct you in every step from transit to utility hook ups to ensure your new home is occupant approved ready.

Compact Cottages

3049 Georgia Rd.

Franklin, NC 28734 

Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday: By Appointment

Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: Closed

O: 828.634.0077

M: 706.498.5830

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Top Reasons to Downsize

Top Reasons Why You’ll Be Happier in a Smaller House

People buy larger homes for a number of reasons:

  • They “outgrow” their smaller one.

  • They receive a promotion and raise at work.

  • They are convinced by a realtor that they can afford it.

  • They hope to impress others.

  • They think a large home is the home of their dreams.

Another reason people keep buying bigger and bigger homes is because no one

tells them not to. The mantra of the culture again comes calling, “buy as much

and as big as possible.” They believe the lie and choose to buy a large home only

because that’s “what you are supposed to do” when you start making money…

you buy nice, big stuff. Nobody ever tells them not to. Nobody gives them

permission to pursue smaller, rather than larger. Nobody gives them the

reasons they may actually be happier in a smaller house.

So, Here is why your next purchase should be a Park Home Model

  • Easier to maintain. Anyone who has owned a house knows the amount of time, energy, and effort to maintain it. All things being equal, a smaller home requires less of your time, energy, and effort to accomplish that task.

  • Less time spent cleaning. And that should be reason enough….....

  • Less expensive. Smaller homes are less expensive to purchase and less expensive to keep (insurance, taxes, heating, cooling, electricity, etc.).

  • Less debt and less risk. Dozens of on-line calculators will help you determine “how much house you can afford.” These formulas are based on net income, savings, current debt, and monthly mortgage payments. They are also based on the premise that we should spend “28% of our net income on our monthly mortgage payments.” But if we can be more financially stable and happier by only spending 15%… then why would we ever choose to spend 28?

  • Mentally Freeing. As is the case with all of our possessions, the more we own, the more they own us. And the more stuff we own, the more mental energy is held hostage by them. The same is absolutely true with our largest, most valuable asset. Buy small and free your mind.

  • Less environmental impact. A smaller home requires less resources to build and less resources to maintain. And that benefits all of us.

  • More time. Many of the benefits above (less cleaning, less maintaining,

     mental freedom) result in the freeing up of our schedule to pursue the

     things in life that really matter – whatever you want that to be.

  • Encourages family bonding. A smaller home results in more social

      interaction among the members of the family. And while this may

      be the reason that some people purchase bigger homes, I think just

      the opposite should be true.

  • Forces you to remove baggage. Moving into a smaller home forces

                                                                                                  you to intentionally pare down your belongings.

  • Less temptation to accumulate. If you don’t have any room in your house for that new treadmill, you’ll be less tempted to buy it in the first place (no offense to those of you who own a treadmill… and actually use it).

  • Less decorating. While some people love the idea of choosing wall color, carpet color, furniture, window treatments, decorations, and light fixtures for dozens of rooms.

  • Wider market to sell. By its very definition, a smaller, more affordable house is affordable to a larger percentage of the population than a more expensive, less affordable one.