Q: Can I legally park my tiny house at Orlando Lakefront? A: Yes.
Q: Can tiny housers live in the park year-around? A: Absolutely! Orlando Lakefront is not only for RVers, but for THers. Although tiny house enthusiasts may enjoy the TH park for any length of stay, we'd love to see tiny housers make the park home. Our vision is to form a grassroots community of tiny houses. Together, we can live tiny and create big community.
Q: I have an RV. Are lots available if I don't have a tiny house? A: Yes. Currently, there are more RVs than tiny houses. We love custom RV's. You're tiny too!
Q: What is your pet policy? A: Our pet policy is "Welcome pets!" The park currently has cats, dogs, a parrot and a bunny named Ruby. There are no weight restrictions, or limits as to the number of pets in your family (within reason). Dogs must be leashed and friendly to residents, as well as to other animals in the park. As Orlando Lakefront is a quiet community, we ask that dogs do not "woof-woof" too frequently. Cats can meow all they want. ;)
Q: Does the park have internet? A: Yes. Orlando Lakefront offers two options for internet. The park has its own free and secure WiFi connection for all residents and visitors. Additionally, as some of our residents require more bandwidth than a typical hotspot (you know who you are! :) the park has formed a relationship with a local internet service provider. The company can provide you with residential internet service, even though your residence is on wheels.
Q: What's included in the lot fee? A: The lot fee includes water, sewer, WiFi, laundromat, landscaping, trash pickup, and the use of our boat and fishing docks.
Q: How close is Orlando Lakefront to the city of Orlando? A: Closer than you might think. We're only three miles (about 7 minutes) to Lake Eola in the heart of downtown Orlando.
Q: How many tiny houses are in the park? A: There are 13 tiny houses at Orlando Lakefront. 11 are THOWs (Tiny Houses on Wheels) and 2 are tiny houses in foundations. We currently have space for more!
Q: Do you rent tiny houses? A: A few. In the spirit of the social movement, we've renovated two tiny houses in foundations. The 98 sq. ft. the "Little Yellow House" and the 210 sq. ft. the "Little Blue House."Both tiny houses are rentals for folks to experience tiny living, and/or a home for to rent as we build you a THOW to park in our community. The little houses are currently rented. If you are interested in renting one of the houses in the future, please fill out the submission form on the Contact Us page with "little houses for rent" at the beginning of your comments. Currently, the park doesn't own a THOW to rent, but we're definitely thinking about it!
Q: Can I stay in a tiny house on wheels for a short length of stay? A: Yes! We have a lakefront Airbnb named the Little Lake Nest. Perfect for visiting Orlando. Perfect for living tiny (even if for a tiny bit of time).
Q: Do tiny houses have to be on wheels at the park? A: Yes. As an RV park, we are zoned for mobile vehicles. The two tiny houses in foundations at Orlando Lakefront are repurposed, pre-existing structures that were original to the property.
Q: Does my tiny house have to be RVIA certified? A: No. Not at this time. However, your THOW must have an up-to-date registration.
Q: I built my tiny house myself. Can I still park my home at Orlando Lakefront? A: Yes! We acknowledge the brave DIYers who pioneered the social movement and tip our hats to those who continue the tradition. That said, the park's owner requests a conversation to make sure that the structure is in compliance with regulations for the park's zoning ordinance.
Q: Can you build a THOW, or tiny home in a foundation while living at the park? A: Yes. We can build you a THOW (Tiny House On Wheels) custom-designed to your tiny living needs. We make the transition to tiny living easy. No delivery costs. No travel headaches. No stress! Individuals cannot build their own THOW at the park, as we are a residential community and wish to be respectful of our community members' desire to enjoy the peace and quiet on Lake Fairview.
Q: I have an older RV that's been renovated. Can I still park at Orlando Lakefront? A: Absolutely ! We love tricked-out, renovated RV's! You are living the tiny life too. (If the RV is older than 2000, the park's owner requests a conversation to make sure that the RV is in compliance with regulations required to satisfy the park's zoning ordinance.)
Q. Do the lots have hookups? Are they included in the lot fee? A: Orlando Lakefront has hookups for sewer, water and electric. Perfect for the tiny houser who wants all the modern conveniences of home, albeit a tiny one. Water and sewer are included in the lot fee; electric is the resident's responsibility.
Q: What about living off-grid at Orlando Lakefront? Can I use a compost toilet, rain catchment system, and/or solar power? A: We believe in ecological sustainability. Period. However, as Orlando Lakefront is zoned as an RV park, we face some restrictions. 1.) Waste: Sadly, we are too close to a water table (i.e., the lake) to have a compost pile. We also chose not to have a dumping station, due to the harsh, industrial chemicals required to manage the tank. Due to these reasons- and even though we wanted- we are unable to accept composting toilets. (Even one of 'em fancy RV-types!:) That said, we welcome incinerating toilets. 2.) Water: Although rainwater harvesting is not explicitly illegal in Florida, the park has zoning restrictions that disallow water filtration for potable water. Each lot has fresh water hookups and must be used for drinking water. A rain catchment/grey water system for garden/agriculture is possible. The park's owner requests a conversation to make sure that the catchment system is in compliance with regulations required to satisfy the park's zoning ordinance, as well Florida state law. 3.) Solar: Fortunately, cities, counties and states cannot regulate the sun- at least not yet! If you want to use solar power, we say, "Go for it!" (And with the new Tesla battery? Who wouldn't?) The owner also has an eco-fertilizer business, and he generously supplies the park with his product.
Q: Can I park my tiny house at Orlando Lakefront as a rental property? A: Yes. You can park your tiny house here year-around and use it as a long term rental property, either month-month, or as a vacation rental. The TH owner is responsible for their monthly lot fee, as well as the upkeep and maintenance of their tiny house. At this time, the park does not offer a property management service. For further information, please contact the management at Orlando Lakefront.
Q: Okay. I want to park my THOW at Orlando Lakefront. What's the process? A: The first step in the process is to go to the "Contact us" page and fill out the submission form. We will need to know the date you would like to arrive at the park, the size of your THOW, as well as its utility hookup requirements. If you are still dreaming about going tiny, it might be a little early to engage in the reservation process. (The park is unable to predict lot availability in the far future.) That said, if you have questions, by all means submit a form. One of our resident THers volunteers to answer tiny houser questions for those interested in living at Orlando Lakefront.
Did we miss your question? Go to the "Contact Us" page and ask us. We look forward to hearing from you!