Gracious Tiny House Park
 FAQ

Where can I park my tiny house in Florida?

Lake Okeechobee is a wonderful lakefront Tiny House Community in South-Central Florida. LakeOTinies loves tiny homes !


Do you have any rental lots available for tiny homes?

Yes, we rent out RV sites in our community for large and small tiny homes on wheels. There are 25 full hook-up sites in our park. There is plenty of long-term tiny house parking available so you can conveniently live legally near Palm Beach County, or near Martin County, or near Indian River County, and near St. Lucie County, and near Broward County, and near Oceola County. 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.  Please contact our Tiny House Manager for updates.


Is there a maximum or minimum stay allowance to park my THOW?

For example, do you allow residents to live full-time in a tiny house? Can we park our tiny house there year-round, but only live in it a few times a year?

We, being a group of full-timers, prefer long term residents, although we do offer seasonal rates for temporary tiny house dwelling.  Yes, there are both full-time and part-time guests in our village. We often have rental agreements for monthly, seasonal or annual parking. We are flexible to accommodate our guests as much as possible. We want you to feel like family in our community!


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

Regular Monthly: $350 plus electric
Waterfront Monthly: $400 plus electric
Weekly: $225 includes electric
Daily rates are not available.

We honor "Passport America" club discounts.
Waterfront sites cannot be discounted.


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. Electricity is available in 30 amp, 50 amp and some 100 amp service poles. Trash collection is included.


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. We even have some that are able to accommodate 100 amp and 200 amp tiny homes!


What amenities are there for the park guests to use?

As an established park, we have built several amenities:

Boat Ramp
Boat Docks
Nature Trail
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 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. We have residents who work full-time, fish part-time & love life here full time!


What improvements are going on?

Gracious Tiny House Park has relocated after a hostile takeover in April 2019. We still own this website and have updated it to reflect our new location, which, for the record, is LOTS better and certainly has friendlier atmosphere!  Please contact us for more information about exciting changes to make our community more Tiny House Friendly, more community oriented, and more like a family village.


Can I bring my dog to live in my tiny home?
Are there pet restrictions at your tiny house village?

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?

We've had people come because they saw the video on YouTube and now they've decided to make this their winter retreat.We are in the process of making a new video to showcase our new location. 


 


What size are the lots?

GraciousTinyHousePark 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. A few of the sites have a tree on them, although most are clear.


What types of units do you have at Gracious Tiny House Community Park ?

We've had campers, 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 400 sq 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 Florida in an RV or Tiny House at Gracious Community?

The sites are clean & groomed, mostly grassy sites.
We have some brand new 40 foot rigs in the park as well as a couple of older mobile homes. We are cleaning, painting and installing landscaping.

You can always find someone out & about to talk to,  making a few casts to see what's biting, or you can keep to yourself, sit on the swing, or enjoy the sunset over the water. It's not a busy park by any means. 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?

As of Spring 2019 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 accepting tiny houses.


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

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.