I am interested in starting a tiny house community in Houston, Texas. Curious if anyone on here has any experience planning/operating a campsite/rental cabins/rv parks/mobile home park?
I am looking to purchase farmland on the outskirts of Houston and start a tiny house community. I know from several tiny house enthusiast groups I am a member of that there is a growing need for parking spaces to rent in my area. There is nowhere to rent parking for them long-term. When my husband and I purchase a property to build our home we will be buying a 2+ acre property. We will also be building a permanent ADU for my inlaws. My dad expressed an interest in adding a permanent ADU on our property as well. That lead me to focus on planning a tiny house community in the back of our property more akin to the cohousing or retirement communities in Sweden. Something that would attract the 50+ crowd. People on a fixed income looking to stretch their retirement dollars.
We would add an outbuilding with washer-dryer units. Build a communal garden and shared outdoor eating areas with a bbq and a firepit. Hang hammocks and maybe a space for bocce ball or horseshoes. Eventually, maybe even an event hall where renters can have parties or just spend time together.
I work from home plus my in-laws will also be on the property, so there will always be someone on-site to help manage things. I have contractors in my family that can train me on how to do the maintenance and my husband is a mechanic. He will also have a garage on-site and can fix most things which will help keep the costs down. My main concern is making sure the business is profitable. I could see it easily becoming a money pit if not managed/planned correctly.