Living on a mobile home park can be a wonderful new experience for newcomers. If you’re just getting started, there are a few things that you should know to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are our top tips for living in a mobile home park:
1. Get to know your neighbours
One of the most significant aspects of living on a mobile home park is the sense of community. Your neighbours will likely be the people you see most often and are incredibly friendly. Introduce yourself and attend social events hosted by your community. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll feel at home.
2. Learn the park rules and regulations
Every mobile home park has its own set of rules and regulations. Make sure you take the time to read them and adhere to all regulations as they are designed to maintain safety and ensure an organized living environment. You can find park information on our website by selecting Locations > Choosing a country > Choose a park > Park info. See our example here: https://www.caravansinthesun.com/park/setubal/
3. Maintain your mobile home
As a mobile home owner, it is crucial to maintain your home in order to keep yourself and your family safe, as well as to extend the life of your home. Keep the area around your mobile home clear of any debris that could become a hazard, and check regularly for any signs of wear and tear. Your neighbours will appreciate a well-maintained home, so be sure to keep up with your maintenance. Older homes can also remain on most parks for as long as needed if they are kept in good condition.
4. Take advantage of park amenities
Many caravan parks come equipped with a range of different amenities, such as a swimming pool, playground, laundry facilities, gym facilities, restaurants and entertainment areas. Take advantage of these amenities as they are the things that make living in a mobile home park unique and more enjoyable. Why not enjoy dinner in the on-site restaurants with your new neighbours or an afternoon tipple by the pool?
Speak to the park representative about local places to visit, transport links, the best places to grab a bite to eat and take in all of the beautiful cultural aspects of living in your chosen destination.
5. Follow safety protocols
Safety is a top priority in mobile home parks, and there are several safety measures that you should follow, including fire safety, electricity safety, and playground safety. Make sure you are familiar with all safety protocols and follow them daily. You’ll be given this information upon first arrival to the parks and the onsite teams are always on hand to answer questions and keep residents safe.
Living in a mobile home/caravan park is an enjoyable and comfortable experience, but it does require some adjustments. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the most of your mobile home lifestyle.