Tiny Homes coming to Palm Springs, CA

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Real Estate Agent with The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc

Tiny Homes in Palm SpringsPalm Springs will be home to a new village of "Tiny homes."  Located at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, you'll see new minimalist-inspired homes popping up-  Stemming from the popularity of  Tiny Home Nation and other shows about the Tiny Home movement, this community will be the first of its kind to be located in the popular Palm Springs resort town.

 

The biggest challenge for tiny home enthusiasts often is where do you place them?  Most cities have very strict ordincances that prevent a tiny home to be located within their boundries.  Zoning laws often prohibit smaller dwellings.  Even if you could legally place a home on a lot, hooking up to utilities can also be costly.  Recently, clients of the Paul Kaplan Group, Palm Springs (PKG) spent over $60,000 connecting their new home to utilities in the Joshua Tree area.

A unique situation arose at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, a 1960s vintage "trailer park," located in a prime area of Palm Springs, California.    Since it was already zoned for "mobile homes," it was  possible to bring Tiny Homes in, without the typical city restrictions.

There are 100 existing vacant space in this vintage trailer park, due to past neglect and infrastructure issues.  The park was purchased in 2016, when owners came to local realtors at PKG for recommendations regarding what they should do with the vacant lots.  Tiny Homes were suggested, rather then the traditional "mobile home," offering a unique housing opportunity for second home buyers, as well as those that love the tiny home movement, or looking to minimalize their housing footprint.

Working with Silvercrest, one of the largest manufactured home companies in Southern California, the developers and PKG came up with a new "micro home" design, consisting of 600 SF.  Each  home features an abundance of windows allowing light into the unit-  all with 9' tall ceilings.  Comtemporary kitchens and bathrooms were designed with efficent floorplans, clad with modern finishes.  The first homes were delivered to the site on Jan. 1, 2017.  The first home because available for sale in April 2017.

The developers are also upgrading the park itself, including renovating the existing club house and pool area.  A dog park and gym are also planned in the future, to add additional ammenities to the community.

Tiny Home Interior

Prices for the 600 SF are expected to start at $126,000.  The first 2 bedroom home was listed at $150,000.  Space rent for the park is $650/month.  For more information, visit Palm Canyon Mobile Club

 

 

 

Comments (1)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, this is an interesting topic, and zoning laws are in place that prohibit these in many places.  In Denver they have thought about an area just for tiny homes for the homeless.

Apr 17, 2017 02:18 PM