Current planning law states that you are allowed to live in a mobile home on your land under certain circumstances. The planners don’t like it but there is nothing that they can do about it. The relevant planning regulations are reproduced in the book so you can see for yourself, I have also put in a full explanation of how the system works. Please don’t get the idea that you are going to spend years living in a freezing cold ex-holiday caravan. The book covers the caravans to buy and the ones to avoid and it also covers Log cabins as well.
Twin Unit Mobile Home
Mobile homes that are used on permanent sites for housing are built to a building regulations standard, unlike holiday caravans which are draughty and cold in winter. Most permanent mobile home parks have now nearly all changed over to twin unit mobile homes with insulation like a new house. They are all spacious and in all respects are like houses, with full size fitted kitchens, large bathrooms and even ensuite bathrooms and of course they take normal house furniture.
The relevant planning legislation allows you to have a log cabin to live in and these are almost like a house in all respects. These can have 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and will comply with current building regulations in the same way as if it was a new house. The levels of insulation make them a nice place to live and very cheap to run – the green option. The picture at the top shows one of the models sold by Scandinavian Log Cabins Direct, a company that I would highly recommend.