Why Buy From Us?

Consulting

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

DESIGN

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

Financing

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

Location

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 

Delivery

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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Park Model Homes

PARK MODELS VS. TINY HOMES

Tiny homes and park models are closely related and although they are both traditionally built to ANSI code (RV), they do have some distinct differences. 

TINY HOMES (towables)
 

A tiny home is loosely defined as a home under 200 sq. ft. Tiny homes are most often built on a trailer and are generally road legal. This means that anyone can tow a tiny home (with the right truck of course!) and no permits or CDL are required. Tiny homes built to ANSI code do not go on a foundation and remain permanently on the trailer they were built on. Tiny homes can be built in a variety of lengths, from a super short 4’ to a luxurious 48’*, but must always remain under 8’6” in width in order to be road legal. In addition, the height of a tiny home should not exceed 13’6” (the legal maximum height most states allow without a permit).

 

Most states also have a maximum total length (truck and trailer) of 65’. Remember, the larger the home, the larger the vehicle needed to tow it. Always keep these restrictions in mind when planning to build a tiny home you intend to move.


*  Trailers exceeding 40’ must be gooseneck, thus allowing a 48’ overall trailer length

PARK MODELS

 

Park models are ‘tiny homes on steroids’. Park models are under 400 sq. ft. and are usually built to ANSI code (RV) as well. They are generally single story 1 bedroom/1 bathroom structures. Many park models offer a loft option as well, which provides some additional space for storage, guest sleeping area, kids’ room, etc. The loft space is not included in the total square footage of the home as it cannot legally be considered ‘livable’ space due to the ceiling height. Many people ask if the ceiling height can be raised and the simple answer to that is no.

 

The maximum loft height for a park model is 5’. Anything over 5’ must be counted in the square footage, thus exceeding the 400 sq. ft. maximum. You cannot move a park model with a 1 ton truck. Park models must be professionally moved with a toter truck, acquire proper permitting, and require the driver to have a CDL.

 


 

 

YOU CAN UTILIZE FOR:

  • RESORT RESIDENCE 

  • MOTHER-IN-LAW RESIDENCE 

  • RETIREMENT HOME

  • BED AND BREAKFAST 

  • VACATION HOME

  • BUNKHOUSE 

  • GUEST HOUSE

  • OFFICE SPACE 

  • HUNTING CABIN

  • POOL HOUSE 

  • “HOME BASE” FOR FULL-TIME RV ENTHUSIASTS

  • STUDENT HOUSING 

  • INVESTMENT PROPERTY