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Platinum Cottages - Park Model Home Vs Manufactured Home

When it comes to park model homes, customers have many questions to ensure they are making the right purchase. Park model homes can oftentimes be confused or grouped with RVs, tiny homes, mobile homes, and modular homes. Today, we will look at the differences between a park model home and a manufactured home so you can determine which is best for your needs.

Platinum Cottages - Park Model Home Vs Manufactured Home

What Is A Park Model Home?

A park model home is a semi-permanent RV intended for recreational or seasonal use. Many park-model homes are used as cottages, vacation homes, or lake cabins. These homes are constructed in a factory and mounted on a single chassis with wheels that can be removed when installed at the permanent location. These park model homes are built to ANSI 199.5 requirements and must be built on a permanent chassis.

What Is A Manufactured Home?

A manufactured home, also known as a mobile home, is built to national requirements that are required by the United States Department Of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Unlike park model homes, manufactured homes are built for full-time occupancy and are limited to one story. They also require a permanent chassis but do not have a limit on square footage.

Which Is Best For Me?

To determine which will be best for your needs, you must determine if you want to live in it permanently or seasonally. For permanent residency, a manufactured home is going to be best. For those simply looking for a seasonal home such as a lake home, vacation house, or cabin, a park model home will be your best bet.

High-Quality Park Model Homes From Platinum Cottages

If you are ready to invest in a park model home, Platinum Cottages can help you build the park model home of your dreams. You can use our dealer locator to talk to a Platinum Cottages distributor to discuss your available options. Our dealer network can help you with any questions you may have and help you get your cottage ordered.

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