With Parkmyhome, I believe that housing is a human right and should be truly affordable; meaning the cost of shelter should be proportionate to ones earnings, at a manageable rate of no more than 10-20 percent.
<-- I decided to live in this RV after years of living paycheck to paycheck. Even with a job paying $50,000 a year I could not get ahead financially due to high rents combined with paying off student loans and credit card debt. I felt that continuing to pay upwards of 42% of my monthly net income for shelter was insane and counterproductive to living. I knew there was a better way to live affordably and be comfortable. Renting vacant space on private land to park and live on still works well for me and the property owners who host me. ~Jeremy, Founder
Whether it's your choice or the unmanageable costs of living that are pushing you to reside in an alternative shelter like a mobile dwelling; being a RV, conversion van or school bus to even a car, we support your right to having a place to call home. Owning and maintaining property is becoming more expensive each year with taxes and upkeep costs, forcing some residents to move away from their long term homes which is an unacceptable outcome.
Our mission is to connect these two types of home owners and enable them to help each other with affordability and sustainability as a focus.
The land owner-mobile dweller relationship benefits each of them, as well as the local community.
When everyone does well, everyone does better.
We hope you will join us in this mission to create a more affordable and sustainable housing future for everyone!
An Affordable Housing Alternative?
Research shows that tiny house and mobile living have a positive societal and environmental impact. By reducing the space mobile dwellers occupy, they use fewer natural resources and a significant number of such homes are off grid and self contained. By promoting such living, we can reduce the impact we have on the planet as our population sizes continue to grow.
A significant number of farm and ranch owners are also looking for financial help, as well as more labor. Renting vacant land on their property to mobile home owners will allow them to earn a residual income and gain or recruit labor, while helping those who need a place to live!
In addition to the above, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its 2019 annual report this month, estimating the number of unsheltered homeless people in the U.S. increased by almost 20,000. Their definition: Unsheltered Homelessness refers to people whose primary nighttime location is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for people (for example, the streets, vehicles, or parks).
How can Parkmyhome benefit me?
As a private property or business owner with vacant land who is willing to rent outdoor space to a mobile dweller(i.e willing to let someone live on your property for a discussed period), any to all of these benefits could occur:
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As a mobile dweller (i.e. you live in an RV, bus/van conversation, tiny house, or other mobile unit), parking on private land allows you to establish a home base. Moving every couple of nights is not fun nor is sleeping on the streets. Maybe you can do the RV parks, but they are pretty close quarters typically, while some have reasonable monthly rates and others don't even offer. Most other websites out there are for short term options. See the current spots we have to offer!
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