Frequently asked questions
Are your Park Model Cabins Wind Zone Rated?
Our Park Model Cabins are built in accordance to wind zone 2 rating, however, they are not rated as a wind zone. They are listed as a RV and inspected and labeled as such.
Where can I put my Park Model Cabin?
Before purchasing your Park Model Cabin, check with your local building inspectors and municipal buildings to see if there are any ordinances that prohibit buildings under a certain size or prolonged living in an RV. Also, check to make sure that there are no wind zone restrictions or codes that would limit your use of your Park Model Cabin.
How do I connect the utilities to my Park Model Cabin?
Park Model Cabins are similar to mobile homes. There is a Grey electrical conduit that leads to the electrical panel for your power connection. There is a 3” and 2” ABS connection for your sewer. The water inlet is just below your Hot water heater.
How well insulated are your Park Model Cabins?
There is R-11 in the floor protected by a moisture barrier. There is R-13 in the walls with ½” OSB on the outside of that and then wrapped by another moisture barrier, and then R-19 in the ceiling.
What kind of siding do you use?
It is a product called SmartLap by the LP group. It comes with a 10 year no fade warranty and a 24 year replacement warranty through LP.
If I have an issue, who do I contact?
Depending on the issue, you would either contact the manufacturer (appliances, AC unit, water heater), the plant (manufacturing issues), or the transportation company (Issues to the outside of the house during transport)
Can I get a customized cabin?
We can customize to a point. Due to production, we limit the amount of customization that you can do in order to keep our production times down. We cannot add walls, move walls, or raise or lower the roof. We can, however, change the wall, cabinet and trim color, remove the loft, or change the size or remove the porch. Most changes are listed as upgrades.
What is a Park Model home?
• Park model Homes, although considered recreational vehicles, are transportable and
primarily designed for long-term or permanent placement at a destination where an RV
or mobile home is allowed. When set up, park models are connected to the utilities
necessary to operate home style fixtures and appliances. Park models are popular with
people for use as a cottage, vacation or retirement home.
as a recreational vehicle under most federal and state laws. A park model usually has
steel tie-down straps for attachment to ground anchors. These are often required to
satisfy local zoning and/or mobile home park regulations.
them for weekend excursions. Some may place theirs in a warm climate and use
seasonal, a temporary escape from the gray dreary bone chilling weather of winter.
Other may place them in colder environments to escape the constant heat and humidly
found in the southern regions of the U.S. Some find somewhere in between (aka
“Tweeners”), up north and down south for that perfect environment that’s not too cold
and not too hot but still experiences all 4 seasons for AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE.
inspection program that requires member manufacturers of all recreation vehicles,
including park model RVs, to affix a RVIA standards program seal to every unit they build
in their factories. This seal indicates the manufacturer’s certification that the unit
complies with the requirements of the applicable standards. A park model RV can
always be identified by the blue and gold RVIA ANSI A119.5 certification seal (or its
predecessor green RPTIA seal) affixed to the right of main door of the unit.
think they look like small manufactured homes, appearances can be deceiving. PMRVs
are actually titled and registered as other RV’s. Due to their design, small size and use as
mostly recreation, vacation and seasonal units, PMRVs are explicitly excluded from
being considered or used as a manufactured home under the codes and regulations of
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifically because
they are a type of recreation vehicle (Title 24 § 3282.8(g)).
Why should I live in a Tiny Home?
• Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one's
lifestyle. These may include, for example, reducing one's possessions, generally referred to as minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they have rather than want. Although asceticism
generally promotes living simply and refraining from luxury and indulgence, not all
proponents of simple living are ascetics. Simple living is distinct from those living in
forced poverty, as it is a voluntary lifestyle choice, which is commonly known now as the
Tiny House Movement.
spirituality, health, increase in quality time for family and friends, work–life balance,
personal taste, financial sustainability, frugality, or reducing stress. Simple living can also
be a reaction to materialism and conspicuous consumption. Some cite socio-political
goals aligned with the environmentalist, anti-consumerist or anti-war movements,
including conservation, regrowth, social justice, and tax resistance
Where can you park a Tiny House?
• There are several options when it comes to locations to park and live in your tiny house.
The most common are rural land, a back yard, or an RV/Mobile home park.
growing popularity this is becoming easier. However, it is still the biggest challenge to
moving into a tiny house. The issue is that most counties classify tiny houses as being
RV’s, and most counties don’t allow people to live in RV’s. There are several reasons for
this, one of which is that no property taxes are collected on RV’s. When you live in a
county, the people of that county generally want you to contribute to the cost of the
infrastructure (schools, roads, etc). The county also wants to control the population
level in specific areas, again, because of the burden on infrastructure.
designed to support them is undesirable. However, there are groups all over the US that
are trying to get a unique classification for tiny houses that will allow them to be lived
in. Often, this effort is accompanied by some concession on paying taxes. This is being
done on a county by county basis, so you will need to check with your local government
for information on how this is handled in your area.
what the local rules are. Since there are so few of them, they usually ‘fly under the
radar’. Most code enforcement agencies are complaint driven, meaning they only show
up if someone submits a formal complaint. Regardless of where you decide to put your
tiny house, we recommend being really good neighbors.
Do you offer an extended warranty?
• Yes – We provide a complimentary two year warranty with every house. Years 3, 4 & 5 are available as an upsell. Certain items, like appliances, are covered under their own
Dealers will need to set policy as to how involved they wish to be in this process. It is
recommended that customers call the dealer for assistance. This allows the dealer to
make certain things are taken care of prior to any customers getting frustrated and
besmirching their business!
Can I tow my own Park Model?
No – special permits are required due to the size and weight. Shipping is quoted on an
individual basis, is dependent on the route the home must go due to size, and is
calculated when the home is purchased. Homes are shipped by a professional trucking
company with an escort. Customer is responsible for a clear and accessible delivery site.
Be prepared to have a step ladder handy to get into the unit upon arrival. Make certain
you also have professionally built steps for each house on display!
How do I install my home?
A local licensed mobile home installer will install your park model to your area's code.
We will assist in the coordination of finding a licensed mobile home installer, licensed
plumber, and electrician for set up and utility hook up. Customer is responsible for any
other set up including the fabrication of porch steps and skirting, or screening in a porch
if that is chosen. Customer will need to check the tree line clearance on the property
and county roads leading to your property. Loft units need at least 16′ of clearance. If
you have a gate onto your property make sure it will allow at minimum 12′ wide
clearance to pull through. Make sure there are no low hanging power lines or tree
branches in route to the property. You can pre-level the area that the Park Model will be
placed to make installation a lot easier. Make sure you have water, electrical panel
(amp may vary but is usually 100 amp), and sewer available within 20′ of the unit.
Customer will have to have the "pad" constructed (a licensed mobile home installer can do this) with proper drainage. A moisture retardant is generally placed under the home. Most mobile home installers will be able to pour a concrete pad if you choose to use
one and will base the dimensions on the floor plan provided by the manufacturer.
Where do I go for insurance?
You will need to research "insurance for park model homes" to find park model RV coverage. They are generally insured like a recreational vehicle. If your current agent
does not offer coverage, we will be happy to provide contact information for agencies
that do (State Farm is one).
How do the Park Models hook up to utilities?
• Your new park model has all the utilities that you probably have had in any home you
have ever lived in and all the same rules apply. There are no holding tanks, the utilities
hook directly to a power, water, gas or propane (if you order an instant on hot water
heater) and will need to have a sewer and/or septic hookup. Customer is responsible for
having site prepared for utility hook up upon arrival.
standards listed on the Stone Canyon Cabins website. A video is currently available that can be used for training staff and as a loop for customer viewing.
How well insulated are the cabins?
• Floor – R11
• Walls – R13
• Ceiling – R19
What type of siding is used?
It is a product called SmartLap by the LP group. It is a composite wood product with a 10 year no fade warranty and 24 year replacement warranty through the manufacturer.
How much do the cabins weigh?
On average, between 25,000 to 30,000 pounds.
What are the dimensions?
There are several different floor plans available. However, the two
most prevalent sizes are generally:
• 13’ 8” x 39’
• 11’ 8” x 44”
• The deck (where included) is 10’ and included in the overall length shown