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Looking for a place to park our Tiny House on wheels

 
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My wife and i are looking into building a tiny house on wheels but we want to find out where we can park it? We live in the twin cities area in Minnesota. Any help would be awesome
 
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Your question implies you are planning on moving it.  Given your location, it could be far more inexpensive to buy a small amount of land outside the Cities to park it rather than to rent or lease a parking space.
 
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Yeah John we plan on moving maybe in a year or so but it’s hard to find a place legally. What would be a good place to try to find land to rent from someone that has electric and water?
 
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Hi Grant,

It has been many years since I have lived in MN.  I am short on specifics.  Excuse me for being dense, but it is not clear to me if you simply want to park it until you have use for it, or if you want to use it as a cabin on occasion,  or if you are planning on some other use for it.
 
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John F Dean wrote:Hi Grant,

It has been many years since I have lived in MN.  I am short on specifics.  Excuse me for being dense, but it is not clear to me if you simply want to park it until you have use for it, or if you want to use it as a cabin on occasion,  or if you are planning on some other use for it.




Sorry yes we plan on living in the tiny home not temporary but permanent but just don’t want to be locked down in one area. That make more sense?
 
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Yes. Of course, now I better understand the difficulty of the decision making. From where I sit, your best option is to make an arrangement with a private land owner.  Zoning issues will limit your options. Of course, the further you can be from the Cities, the less restrictive the zoning.
 
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Grant,

Please tell us more about what you are seeking for a place to use.  How much land do you seek?  What geographic area?  Do you need to be in near a metropolitan area for work or medical care?  Are you looking for a place to park or homestead?  Are you more interested in a rent or work share in lieu of rent situation?  More information would be helpful to match with people whom might be open to an opportunity.
 
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Hey Grant, I'm in WI, nearby (-ish). I think campgrounds allow them, depending on size maybe. Problem is that they may not be open yet, due to Covid. You may want to check with mobile home parks too. It is annoyingly difficult to find land with a well and/or power, on Realtor sites or etc. . They don't have a search option, and using search words do not always work. You may have to resort to want ads, which can include CL, local bulletin boards ( I suggest especially using ones at health food store and any businesses around your target locations) and even newspapers, esp. ones such targeting farmers/rural folks. Mention how nice it may be for them to have the rental income in these tough times, and offer to give character references ( so they can know you won't make a huge mess, pay your bills, not bring druggies around or whatever thoughts may make folks hesitate to become renters). A lot of farms have or had a mobile home set up for an adult kid staying with the farm, which when situations changed, may have been abandoned, but the utility hook-ups and etc. are still there. They also usually have lived there awhile, and know all the neighbors who may have something. I assume you've been checking tiny home groups and the website tiny house listings ? The latter has a search criteria option for sites. One you may not be aware of is Land-link ( .com or whatever). It is mainly for connecting those who want land, usually to farm, with those who have it, but it has all kinds, often into alternative stuff ( organic or permaculture), and not a ton of listings to wade through, either. It's very simple. Search for your state right away when "googling" the website, that can help you find the one for the upper midwest. The national one is it's own site. There had been a listing by a couple with land ( and a tiny house already on it and welcome to bring own) down nearer to Madison, last I knew. Also maybe check with Workaway.info.  Maybe some local hosts would have a rental spot for you. To be a host it's free, to contact a host, it takes a paid account, but you can look up hosts near you for free, and see if it's worth it. Some of the hosts in our area sound like they may be able to host a tiny house. You never know. Just meeting all these kindred spirit types in the area may help you what you need. Maybe even look on local harvest ( an online resource ) and email some promising looking small farmers in your area. Home some of this helps someone !
 
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