Our tiny home, 352 square feet is set in a mobile home park. We moved in January of 2016. First order of business, hook up to utilities, sewer, water. Next: skirting and steps, gutters on both sides, deck, landscape. Inside, the choices for flooring and counter tops were dark for our Park Model home. We changed out the kitchen floor to a blue/green tile to lighten it up, then changed out the counter top to white with blue/green tile back-splash and trim, changed out the double well sink for a single well allowing us more counter space. The bathroom, very small, too much dark, changed it out, new sink in the corner to give more floor space, and lightened counter and added more storage shelving. In the kitchen, we opted out of having a full sized oven and range and went with a two burner hot plate and a very nice, efficient convection oven that broils and toasts. We also purchased a small sized refrigerator with a bottom freezer.

Our reasons: We no longer wanted to carry a mortgage, as we are both collecting social security and on a fixed income. We did not want to live in an apartment as you have neighbors above, below and to the side of you. And we have a dog and a cat and we wanted a yard, a small yard for a garden and a place to relax and hang out on warm summer days. Also, Mike likes to build things and he needed a small work shed and room to set up saw horses and plug in power tools.

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  1. Dorothy,

    What a lovely home. What city are you located in? I (my husband and I) lived in a 10 x 50 trailer for 10 years and absolutely loved it. Not as small as your park model but oh so organized. Part of that time there were 4 (2 youngsters) of us living in it. It was plenty big enough for us all.


    1. Hi, Babs. How are you doing. Doing great here. WE are in Corvallis now. We sold our home in Redmond last October, stayed with our son in Oakridge for 3 long months over the winter and moved in to our park model in January. We’re pretty much all settled in. Thank you for looking in. New stories coming soon. I have two more Oregon historical romances with the editor. Hope to have them released before the end of the year.

      1. Hey Dorothy,

        i just found out about where Corvallis is. I traveled from the beach last weekend and went near or in Corvallis. It looks like a really nice area. Hope you will be happy there. What about rain and the sun. Plenty? or not? I had one more hip replaced this past year but it is not recovering as I expected. Now I’m going to physical therapy. hopefully I’ll come around soon. Glad you are still writing.


        1. The climate here is temperate, not as dry as Central Oregon. You can tell by the berry vines and underbrush that it is wetter. More ice than snow, some fog. Mike and I attended grade school and high school in Philomath, which is about 4 miles west of us. You probably passed right through it on your way from the coast. Mike and I first met in 6th grade. So basically we’ve come home.

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