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Old 10-23-2015, 01:47 PM   #15
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There is a Airstream only park outside Crossville, TN (North Cumberland Plateau) that is like what you describe wanting. Very nice park and people. We stayed two nights on our way back from Rhode Island.
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The place Kelvin mentioned is in Crossville, TN. It is on the Cumberland Plateau, which has become a favorite place for folks to retire. We checked the place out while we were looking for a place to retire and the place was impressive. The dwellings are mostly duplexes, with the RV garages adjacent. They don't have a lot of square footage, as people use their RV as guest quarters, since they all have full hookups. Temperatures are a few degrees lower, winter and summer, since the Plateau is about a thousand feet higher than the Nashville Basin to the west and the Tennessee Valley to the east. We chose a place closer to the mountains of East Tennessee, but I could see myself living in the Crossville development. By-the-way, there is an Airstream park not far from Crossville, so you can go check it out.

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Old 10-23-2015, 03:10 PM   #17
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There is a Airstream only park outside Crossville, TN (North Cumberland Plateau) that is like what you describe wanting. Very nice park and people. We stayed two nights on our way back from Rhode Island.
Just checked that out. There is a site with covered storage and an air conditioned quest house for sale.

I wonder if you could put one of those tiny houses on a lot next to your covered Airstream.

Can you receive mail?

Is owning one of these considered a domicile location.

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Years ago, our parents owned a spot at the Airstream-only place on the Cumberland plateau, south of Crossville, TN. They seemed very happy with the location while they were there.

This seems to be the website: TCPC Online - WELCOME
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Is this site closed down during the winter months?

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Is this site closed down during the winter months?

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You may have to ask them directly. The TCPC website says it's closed to visitors in winter, but says nothing about residents / owners. I see nothing else there at the moment.
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Just checked that out. There is a site with covered storage and an air conditioned quest house for sale.

I wonder if you could put one of those tiny houses on a lot next to your covered Airstream.

Can you receive mail?

Is owning one of these considered a domicile location. Kelvin
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Dunno, yes and yes.

We looked around at some of the 'casitas' and were impressed with a few of them. Nice place!
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I have a place at Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground. It closes to visitors in the winter but members can go at any time. There are members there now and they have a dinner planned for the 31st. We just bought our site in September and plan to return for New Years. The people really made it an easy choice.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #24
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So it appears buying a lot there doesn't constitute residency. I could domicile in Texas but keep a lot in Tennessee. Question is do I want to spend the winters in Tennessee.

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TCPC has mail boxes and you have a street address. Some people use the TCPC address as their residence and receive their mail there. We spend our winters in Florida since we live here but we visit TCPC whenever possible. Right now I'm servicing our trailer (waxing, corrosion X, cleaning windows, treating rubber seals and respraying the part of the frame I can access) so I couldn't suggest where you might want to domicile. Tennessee has no state income tax as does Texas. Tennessee does have a high sales tax though 9.75%
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We winter near Dade City, Florida in Travelers Rest Resort. Check the website. TRR has park models, a section with Cabanas, and a section of houses. 55 plus, very nice and well run. Low cost. One thing it does not allow is covered storage for the trailer. You have to live in the trailer in the open, or store it in a lot, or have one of the houses which do have parking for the trailer alongside. The houses are owned privately. In the $100,000 range plus the $3000 per year maintenance fee.. The rest of the sites are leased. Somewhere around $3000 per year. Several of the residents here also have a lot at TCPC in Tennessee and move back and forth between winter and summer.

TCPC closes for the winter. Not sure what that means. But I think it means the water is off and the clubhouse is closed. I doubt if they plow snow or treat for ice on the long driveway in. I do not think anybody actually lives there in the winter.

Land Yacht Harbor in Olympia WA seems like it would be a good base. There you can have a home with covered storage. Rainy weather though. Squim, WA would be a nice place to winter or live year around. But I bet you will still have a mortgage to move there.

We stayed in a campground in Moab, Utah that was selling lots for people to build permanent places to park their trailer and to live in. But it was very expensive.
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I guess we will have to get on the road to see how things work out. We will use our trips to also look for a future place to settle. Not sure I want to invest in any ownership during our travels. We would probably alternate travels between West and East. I supposed if we start feeling we need a little space while on the road we could stay in a Resident Inn or something similar for a week. I'm not sure we could settle down in one place over several months in the winter. Things would get boring for me.

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We have had a set of tiny house plans drawn up based on a 28' by 8' trailer specifically to support our retirement plans (when we just need a base from which to use out motorhome).

Basically it is a pent roof, single floor design, peak at 12' plus the trailer bed, and is designed to be abutted a pent roof car port. It has no bedroom (we will sleep in the motorhome) but has a full size bath and kitchen (in a studio apartment layout), with the side opposite the carport a full set of sliders to walk out onto a wrap around deck. With the height of the trailer bed the house roof peaks at 14' of the ground, which allows a 12' high carport but space in the vertical wall above where the carport joins for a set of skylight windows to allow light in both sides. The roof is large enough to take enough solar panels to be self-sufficient when it comes to power.

At the moment we are just deciding where to base it as it is better to build locally, but all we need is somewhere that will take a 28' by 20' slab, and provide services. But not sure if that means buying some land rather than buy an RV plot. Of course the advantage of the tiny house concept is, if after a few years we want to move it, we can.
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