Six commonly-asked park home questions and answers

These six commonly-asked park home questions and answers will give you an insight into park homes and what it is like to live in them.


The lifestyle: what are the benefits?

For so many people, park home living offers not only peace of mind but also security and an appealing living environment. Many people downsize to a home in the park, swapping life in the city for a tranquil spot in the country. They integrate easily into a community-spirited environment whilst releasing capital, helping fund their retirement.

How are park homes different from your standard house?

From the exterior, there is virtually no difference. Most park homes look just like beautifully designed bungalows built in a traditional style. The main difference is simply in how it is constructed. Usually fully furnished with the latest in interior design, park homes offer generous living areas with a separate kitchen. Advantageously, central heating and double glazing often come as standard, as does wall-to-wall carpeting.


How is the home built?

These timber-framed homes are built off-site and are attached to a solid steel structure. Constructed under carefully controlled conditions and adhering to a British Standard, they are textured with a weatherproof finish that is both resilient and long-lasting. Once transported to the park, they are connected to utilities.

Who lives in the parks?

Most residents are around retirement age, with many parks regulations designed for a senior community; however, this is not always the case. Some parks cater to those who still work.

Where can you get more information\?

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Economics aside, how does park home living offer a better standard of living?

The social aspect is a key asset, with activities on site including clubs and committees.
For advice on how this can improve quality of life for retirement, check out resources such as the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN).

This strong sense of community means that nobody needs to feel isolated; at the same time, you are afforded the privacy you would expect in your own home. This arrangement is reassuring for the families of those living on the park, as the environment is semi-sheltered and there is frequently a residential manager to offer further security.