Gracious Tiny House Park
 FAQ

Where can I park my tiny house in Florida?

Gracious RV Park is currently accepting tiny homes !


Do you have any rental lots available for tiny homes?

Yes, we have 75 full hook-up sites in our park. There are plenty of long-term sites available, yet, our busiest months are January and February during which we are revisited by our snowbird friends.


Are there Tiny Houses for sale or Tiny Houses for rent at the park?

 At this time, there are no Tiny Houses available for sale or rent in our tiny home community.  


Is there a maximum or minimum stay allowance?

For example, do you allow residents to park there year-round, but only live in it a few times a year?

Each camper's needs are different. There is neither a minimum requirement nor maximum stay restriction. There are both full-time and part-time guests on site. We often have rental agreements for up to 6 months at a time. We are flexible to accommodate our guests as much as possible.


What are your rates to rent a lot for my tiny house?

Regular Monthly: $385 plus electric
Waterfront Monthly: $425 plus electric
Weekly: $225 includes electric
Daily rates are also available.

We honor "Passport America" club discounts.
We also give discounts for annual agreements and for military discounts.


What hook-ups are included at each tiny home rental site?

All of our tiny home parking sites come with full hook ups. Each one has standard water and sewer hook-ups. Electricity is metered separately.


Do you have 50 amp service available for my tiny home hook-up?

Most sites at Gracious Tiny House Park are wired with both 30 and 50 amp service available.


What amenities are there for the park guests to use?

As an established park, we have built several amenities:

4500 sq ft clubhouse with:
Free WiFi
Fitness Cycles/Weights
Flat Screen TV
Ping Pong
Billiards
Banquet Tables/Seating for over 100 (room for more)
Stage/Microphone/Speakers
Community Kitchen
Jigsaw Puzzles
Card/Gaming Tables
Free Book Exchange Library
Swimming Pool
Tiki Hut
2 Laundry Rooms
2 sets Showers/Bathrooms
Boat Ramp
Boat Docks
Nature Trail
Individual Mailboxes
Soda Machine
Security Cameras in all common areas
Fully Fenced
Boat and Trailer storage


What are the park's demographics?
What age group are most guests?

We have a variety of ages living/visiting our RV & Tiny House Community.
Most are mid-life adults: from their mid-40s to retirees.
At the time of this writing, there are 2 families with school-age children, a teenager & some adult singles.


What improvements are going on?

Our managers live on site and are the BEST people, Pam & Andy Gorman -- they've worked for the owners at several of their parks and they were asked to come back to this park to bring it back to its glory. The park originally opened in the 1970s and has added to and remodeled along the way. Pam & Andy are extremely hard workers, making improvements to the park weekly, most recently they had some sections of our driveways repaired/resurfaced. There are new flags & flagpoles at our entrance. Last year they re-shingled the clubhouse roof thereof & put new tiles & fixtures in the main bathrooms. This summer they've added 2 more sets of security cameras (always a helpful presence), added large fans in the clubhouse, added fitness cycles. They've converted a storage room into a cozy little efficiency rental room, they've made improvements to the water filtration system, they've upgraded the WiFi.
They're loving and giving, even despite their managerial-tough exterior.


Can I bring my dog?
Are there pet restrictions?

We are pet friendly and ask everyone to pick up after their pets and keep them on a leash in public areas. Vicious/malicious dogs are not allowed.


How can I tour your park before I arrive?

 You'll get a better feel for our park by watching our  video, (filmed in the middle of summer when there were many unoccupied lots and very few cars around). During the winter months we are more full, when our "snowbirds" return year after year. We've had people come because they saw the video on YouTube and now they've decided to make this their winter retreat.The video can be found here:
GraciousTinyHousePark_Tour
(It was created by one of our guests, so it's an informal tour.)

You can also check out our main RV website: www.GraciousPark.com.


Are there organized activities?

During the "season" we enjoy pot luck dinners together bi-weekly, weekly bingo, bible study, & periodic sing-alongs and a community breakfast. This year we're looking forward to 2 couples who are musicians & will play some country music and/or bluegrass in the clubhouse. We have a billiards table, ping pong, jigsaw puzzles, fitness cycles & hand weights, big screen tv, couch, rocking chairs & banquet tables with seating for about 100 or more (biggest pot luck last year was 50 people), community kitchen, 2 laundry rooms, 2 pairs of bathrooms/showers, boat ramp, boat docks, fish cleaning station, tiki hut, free WiFi, book exchange, and of course our beautiful pool. (It's not heated, altho we're working on a eco-friendly solution to come)


What size are the lots?

Gracious RV park is several years old, having been started in the 1960's but added to over the years. Because of that incremental growth, not all of our sites are of equal dimensions. Almost all the sites have a concrete pad/patio next to the spot to park the RV unit. There is one section of the park where side-by-side sites have an 8x20 concrete pad, parking for the unit plus a car; another area has pads that measure 10x20 plus unit and parking spot. The waterfront sites are generally end-to-end rather than side-to-side, so there is room for the unit & the concrete patio but parking would be opposite each unit along the clubhouse. (This is where the written descriptions become cumbersome and visiting in person becomes more clarifying.) A few of the sites have a tree on them, although most are clear.


What types of units do you have at Gracious?

We've had campers, pop-ups, C-class, A-class (bus style), 5th wheels, mobile home trailers, and now Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWs). Generally speaking, we can accommodate up to a 40 ft rig.


Do you allow composting toilets?

Yes. They must be properly maintained. We will have a compost bin in the community garden area.


Do you upkeep the lawn?

Yes, we mow all the lawn in the park, on sites & around common areas, and weed-whack (if the site is not cluttered). The more challenging sites have opted to get their own weed-whackers but that is optional.


What's it like living full time in an RV or Tiny House at Gracious?

The sites are clean & groomed.
We have some brand new 40 foot rigs in the park as well as some much older trailers.
You can always find someone out & about to talk to, either tossing in a laundry, making a few casts to see what's biting, or around the tiki hut or pool; or you can keep to yourself, sit on the swing, or enjoy the sunset over the water. It's not a busy park, it's not tourist-y, it's not crowded, it's not loud, we don't have loud music & late night parties, but a few of us do enjoy sitting around the fire pit and sipping an adult beverage and looking up at an amazingly brilliant sky full of stars (There's no lights over the 750 sq mile Lake O). The park is not too small, not too big. Like Goldilocks would say, "it's just right."


 

What's the vision for Gracious Tiny House Park in the coming years?

We have 75 sites, about 30 of which are full-time residents here. As of Spring 017 we currently have three full time Tiny Housers on premises in addition to the little Cottage Camper. There is a THOW being built on site as well.  (The building process is being documented and shared through facebook.com/TakeMeHomeTinyHouse  Feel free to follow the build.
We are hoping that we grow to about 10 Tiny Houses and as the community develops we can decide if we want to all live in one section and separate it with a pretty white vinyl fence & landscaping around it or if we'll each choose our site location anywhere in the park (as we do now).

As mentioned before, we're also open to creating a community garden, compost bin and we're already planning a large fire ring out by the waterfront on my lot. (I live at site next to the fish cleaning area).

We're also open to other ideas and input from the Tiny Community.


 

How close are you to the nearest city?

The "city" of Okeechobee is more like a town. It's only 6 miles away, and has everything you could need:

Restaurants/Grilles

Hotels

Home Depot

Walmart

Tractor Supply

Harbor Freight

Food stores

RV parts stores

RV dealer

CVS/Walgreens/local drug stores

City Hall/Registrar/Tag Office

Banks

Fast food

Dollar stores

Flea market


What are your rules for the tiny house community members?

We do have some rules to keep our community clean, comfortable and safe. The complete list of rules will be posted here soon, but generally speaking, they are very common rules as you would find at most RV parks.


What is the registration procedure and how much advance notice do you require?

We currently have several lots available between May-October and therefore we do not require advance reservations; but if you are seeking to place your tiny house on our land for long-term or live in it full time, it is advisable to make your reservation request a month or more ahead of season.

We can send you a pre-registration form via email. Please contact us for more information.