Many DIY RV builders find that “tiny house” style recreational vehicles are not welcome everywhere. Legal, long term parking is even harder to find.
While the early days of the movement found there was little regulation to stop tiny house dwellers from putting down roots in most places, that is quickly changing. Until standards are established, nice places to camp or live long term are at a premium.
That’s where Gracious RV Park comes in. Near Florida’s beautiful Lake Okeechobee, this RV park is eager to welcome tiny house RVs and offers monthly rental, paid by the year, for full time living in a pristine tropical landscape with lots of amenities.
Whether you need a place to retire, or just somewhere to spend a quiet month on the cheap, Gracious RV Park might be the perfect place to park your Tiny House RV, or even a traditional camper. With rates from $25 a night (up to monthly) they welcome you to stay as long as you like.
The Clubhouse at Gracious Park, Tiny Houses welcomed.
For less than $400 a month, you get Wi-Fi, water, electric, sewage, community laundry and pool, clubhouse, entertainment and more.
So, for those looking for a way to engage full time in the tiny house lifestyle, here is one way to do it for the cost of construction and less than $5,000 per year, plus groceries.
Although from the sound of it, you could probably contribute to pot luck meals to increase your social life and stretch the food budget.
The Tiki hut pavillion, overlooking the pool and the canal.
The campground is fully fenced and features a nearly 5000 square foot clubhouse. The immaculately kept inground pool is waterfront, with a gorgeous view of a canal feeding off of Lake Okeechobee, just minutes away.
For those who enjoy fishing and water sports, the campground features a boat ramp, or private rental docks, and a fish cleaning station near the water.
The swimming pool, with a fantastic view.
When it comes to social life, regular potluck and informal dinner parties are a constant. The clubhouse features a library for the book worms and a theater, for live entertainment as well as a community kitchen available for meals that just can’t be made in an RV’s kitchen.
For “in house” entertainment, each site has included cable TV hookups. And when the tiny house bath gets crowded, there is a large shower house for your use as well.
Public boat ramp into canal that leads to Okeechobee, or private rental dock.
40 of the 75 RV sites have concrete patios to add some outdoor living space to your Tiny House. If you enjoy a little competition, a billiard table is available in the clubhouse and a brand new horseshoe pit is available for friendly campground rivalries.
Campers enjoying their waterfront patio at Gracious Park.
For nature lovers, a well kept nature trail leads through a forest grove to the water for bird and nature watching. Just an hour away is West Palm Beach for ocean views and all of the comforts of a city.
Fish cleaning station.
Nearby Okeechobee is only 15 minutes away for shopping and services. All in all, a beautiful spot in the sun for full time living, or an extended vacation on a limited budget without sacrificing comfort.