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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 10:03:37 UTC 2019

A search of "static caravans" and "for sale" finds many
previously-owned static caravans but does not show results for a
specialty retailer of these residential caravans.

So perhaps they are not really "a thing" in Britain. In that case
shop=mobile_home is acceptable, as long as "mobile home" does not have
some other meaning in British English which is different than
"(static) caravan".

- Joseph Eisenberg

On 11/19/19, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> 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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