California Tiny Homes

The Tiny Home movement has popped up in Palm Springs.

The first 10 “Micro Homes” are available for sale in Palm Springs, Calif., at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, 1880 S. Palm Canyon Drive, with option between 600 and 800 square feet starting at $126,000.

The median home price for a single-family home in Palm Springs is more than $500,000.

A tiny home at Palm Canyon in Palm Springs, Calif.

About 100 new homes are scheduled to fill the vintage mobile home park in this popular resort community, creating the first neighborhood of its kind in Southern California.

“Palm Springs has a vast collection of architectural and modern homes,” said Paul Kaplan, who heads the agency marketing the homes and community. ” We wanted to do something modern that would fit with the existing homes of the 1960s and 1970s that are in the park.”

These pre-fab style homes are made in a factory with the interiors complete, then delivered to the home site. Once situated, outdoor decks and porches are added. Walkways, driveways, carports, fenced yards and landscaping complete the package.

Designed to avoid being too tiny, the homes are all single level structures, with no ladders or sleeping lofts commonly found in “micro home” designs. The one-bedroom home includes up to 550 square feet of outdoor deck space, that leads to 600-square feet inside with glass walls for plenty of natural light, nine-foot ceilings, sliding glass doors, full-size kitchen appliances and one bath. The 2-bedroom has about 250 square feet of deck space.

Kaplan said he anticipates the community being popular with winter visitors, retirees looking to downsize and some first home buyers. During recent Saturday showings, the community has had about 100 people come through each day.

Placed on a traditional “double wide” mobile home pad, the lot provides room for gardening, grilling, a dog run or other lifestyle amenities rarely found at area condo developments. Kaplan said the deliberately kept the homes slim as a strategy to maximize outdoor space.

The homeowner rents the lot space for $650 per month, about $100 more than the average condo association fee in the area.

Community amenities include paved drives, driveways, walkways and landscaping, clubhouse, pool, grill areas, dog park, gym and common areas.

An added bonus of tiny home living: if you want some new scenery, you can put the wheels back on your home, and tow it to a new locale.

14 thoughts on “California Tiny Homes

    1. Patrick Revere Post author

      Hi Diane, click on the live link for “community” near the bottom of the blog and it will lead you toward the home dealers. Thank you!

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    1. Patrick Revere Post author

      Hello Susan, you will see a live link near the bottom of blog that leads you toward the home dealers. Thank you!

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    1. Patrick Revere Post author

      Hello Wendy, you will see a live link on the word “community” that will lead you toward the home dealers. Thank you!

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  1. Patrick Revere Post author

    Hello everyone! Thank you for all the interest and feedback in regard to this post and the Palm Canyon community. If you’re interested in more information or would like to speak with someone on home options, please click through the community link in the second to last paragraph. That will land you on the Palm Canyon community page on our site. You can get more information, click the “Watch Community” button or “Ask a Question” to communicate directly with Palm Canyon’s team.

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    1. Ralph Maddox

      How can you look a customer in the face and tell him what the price of these homes are. Pure rip off. That be over $200.00 per square foot. I just built me one approx. 325 sq. ft. and barely have $5,000 in it. You may have high end accessories, but still. Be real people.

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      1. Patrick Revere Post author

        Hello Ralph, thank you for your input. I will point out that the maker of the home sets the pricing, but I assume, as you did, that it has somewhat to do with how the home is finished, not to mention the market and physical area in which it’s placed.

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  2. Joy

    Wonderful. Lived in Beaumont for years. This sounds great Are there photos of inside and more of the outside. Do they have ac. Is the heating gas

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    1. Patrick Revere Post author

      Hi Leslie, you can search for homes for sale on our site in most major markets, including the Brentwood area, though our site deals predominantly in manufactured housing rather than tiny homes. We do see tiny homes as a sector that crosses into our market, and understand that it might be helpful for our audience to understand how they’re being used.

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