[Tagging] Business which sells static caravans / mobile homes: shop=mobile_home or shop=static_caravan?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Nov 19 09:12:03 UTC 2019

A static caravan is very movable, providing you have a hgv and the necessary equipment to lift it.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Am Di., 19. Nov. 2019 um 05:53 Uhr schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <
> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
> > Rather this is a place where you can view and order a manufactured
> > dwelling, aka "static caravan", "mobile home", which you might place
> > in a "trailer park" in the USA. Some of these look rather house-like,
> > if they are "double-wide" and have to be delivered in 2 parts, others
> > are somewhat similar to camping caravans but are designed for
> > year-round living in one place, in mild climates.
> >
> >
> how "mobile" are those, e.g. compared to a container home, or a
> prefabricated single family home? (Intending with the latter term a
> construction that does not remain "mobile" once it is set up and put in
> place, and the former as "maybe" mobile = dismountable and reusable with
> some effort. Ultimately, every kind of construction can be dismounted (or
> moved entirely, if you don't mind an extraordinary effort), and often the
> material can be reused. Are we going to look at how complicated / work
> intensive / technically feasible without destroying parts, this will be, or
> will it simply follow the self-declaration of the vendor? (probably the
> latter).
> To give a concrete example, is this a mobile home of the kind you are
> asking about?
> https://www.gilmorecityiowa.com/vertical/Sites/%7BAF493C7D-8EF8-4030-AA1E-B40B51320DEF%7D/uploads/over_sized_load.JPG
> Or is it something like this:
> https://bestofhouse.net/wp-content/uploads/trailer-homes-sale-new-mobile_117483.jpg
> This would be an example for a (bigger) container home:
> https://mymodernmet.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/shipping-container-homes-4.jpg
> > Another user made the page shop=mobile_home but I'm guessing that this
> > is American English and might not be correct.
> >
> I would expect these "trailer homes" to be an american specialty, so I
> wouldn't mind if we used an american term for it (we generally do not have
> the possibility to transport oversized things on the roads in Europe,
> traffic is too dense, and too many obstacles like adjacent buildings,
> bridges and narrow roads, so with the legal requirements for such
> transports it would cost too much to do it for something like a "cheap"
> home.
> There might also be other legal obstacles, like you could not live
> permanently in such a structure (maybe unless you set it up on ground that
> is zoned as residential area, but then this would cost too much to use it
> as extensively as these, or maybe there isn't cultural acceptance for
> these, or a mix of all these, in the end these are not frequent.
> There are similar situations though, like alotment gardens with huts on
> them, where people may live occasionally (but usually not legally), or
> campsites with semi-permanent residents, generally used as holiday homes
> (and mostly only in the warmer period of the year).
> > "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_home: "A *mobile home* (also
> > *trailer*
> > , *trailer home*, *house trailer*, *static caravan*, *residential caravan*)
> > is a prefabricated <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefabrication
> > >structure,
> > built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being
> > transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer).
> >
> so the chassis must be there, is a strict requirement? Would a
> box-structure (container) satisfy this requirement?
> Cheers
> Martin

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