How would you like to use your static?
Many people wonder ‘Will we use a static caravan’? The answer is yes, however it depends where the static caravan is situated and the overall build quality. Most static caravans are situated on holiday parks where people buy a use as a holiday home.
The quality and specification of static caravans are improving year on year as building methods improve. Because of this people are becoming more open to the idea of buying to use for holidays in the UK.
Benefits of a static
Spacious and practical for holiday use
Static caravans can range from 28ft x 10ft – (280 sq. ft.) or 45ft x 14ft (630 sq. ft.) meaning they offer more than ample space for holidays. With high ceilings available in most models they will give most modern-day apartment’s a run for their money.
A great holiday home
You will find all the home comforts in a caravan including double glazing, central heating and fully fitted kitchens with modern appliances. There are many upgrade options available in a static caravan. This can include the latest entertainment systems, wine coolers and upgraded appliances. A static caravan can be a perfect space to be with everything you need.
Built to use all in all seasons
New static caravans can now be built to specification (BS 3632) meaning they have been built to use in all seasons. To achieve this status they include the following:
- Thicker walls
- Extra insulation
- Robust construction
Having this high spec can be great of you want to use your sited static caravan throughout the year.
Frequently asked questions
How should we use a static caravan?
As mentioned above, Static vans can now be built to BS 3632 which means they are designed to be used in all seasons. This is great as many holiday parks offer a 12 month holiday season meaning people can holiday at times to suit throughout the year. Provided your caravan is warm and cosy enough there should be nothing stopping you.
How long can we holiday in the static caravan?
Holiday parks have their own rules on how long you can be on holiday and usually cater for different needs. People tend to use their caravan at weekends or during the summer holidays. The great thing about owning your own is you can use at times of the year to suit you and the family.
Where can we find a static for sale?
- Direct from a holiday park which may be selling to make way for new caravans coming in
- A static caravan dealership
Are standard static caravans designed for holidays?
Static caravans are usually designed for holiday usage which means they have the correct amount of insulation to be used between March – October.
Are statics designed for holiday use only?
We would not advise using a static caravan for anything other than holidays on a holiday park for the following reasons:
- The park only has a ‘holiday’ licence so they do not have permission from the council for anything other than holiday use
- A static caravan is not a fixed property so can be moved around
- Holiday Parks are full of people having fun and unwinding
- The park may only be open between 8 & 11 months to use your static caravan.
Are there any alternatives to a caravan for a holiday home?
There are some great alternatives to use as a holiday home:
A lodge is a great alternative to a traditional caravan on site. Lodges are mostly built to BS3632 as standard and offer more space.
A lodge can often have higher ceilings and feel more like an apartment rather than a basic holiday caravan lending itself to a nicer holiday solution. Off course lodges are still technically static caravans albeit built to a much higher spec and designed for upmarket holiday home ownership.
- Log Cabin
Log cabins can offer an excellent choice when looking for a step up from the static caravan. They are also oozing with character so offer a rustic space to entertain friends and family. Log cabins can be tough to find because of high demand and scarcity. Another option is to look at a archetypal log cabin which are more available in the UK. Look at this rustic lodge here
Other options to a static
So, to evaluate, yes a caravan represents the most common type of holiday home in the UK however if you can afford something a bit more special then a lodge or log cabin are great alternatives. The great things about caravans is that they are all built to a very high standard, offering a comfortable place for a holiday home.
Owning a static as a holiday home
A caravan can be a wonderful option if you’re looking for your own getaway holiday home to use as and when! Compared with buying a bricks and mortar style property this option can save you time, money and hassle. Owning a caravan on a holiday park gives you somewhere to escape too when the mood takes without the upkeep involved in a property.
Whether you choose a caravan static, holiday lodge or log cabin, you’ll enjoy a great lifestyle! Being around like-minded people and making new friends is what its all about. Whats more, you’ll enjoy peace and relaxation within a safe environment at times to suit you.
Affordable when compared with property
If you compare buying a static holiday home with buying a house or apartment there is a major difference in costs. A caravan or lodge will not incur stamp duty and conveyancing fees upfront as well as the ongoing council tax, maintenance bills and security issues. Its easy to see how owning a static caravan offers the perfect solution to holiday home ownership. Additionally the way holiday parks are set up nowadays means you can usually sublet your static caravan when your not using it, how great is that? You will actually earn money to help cover your own holiday expenses and furthermore your’ll have your own seaside getaway just waiting for you.