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Old 02-11-2019, 04:44 PM   #1
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Where to park while going to school in Lynchburg, VA?

My husband and I are full time students. Right now we are living with family, but once he goes to grad school in Lynchburg, VA we will to find a place to stay. We love the idea of creating our own skoolie, but have no idea where we will park it while going to school. The whole reason we are wanting to build is so that we can save money (by creating and living in a skoolie, overall we would save at least $20k in student loans). We plan on being completely off the grid, so we wouldn't need any sort of hookups. We are just worried that if we make one, there will be no where to live permanently. We plan on living there for three years.
Does anyone know of people who live in that area that would allow us to park on their land or have any ideas of how we could make it work?
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Prob best to find someone with land who will let you park or buy some land yourself.
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We have tried looking into land, but most of the zoning says you need special permits in order to have a mobile home on it. Are there any ways around these?
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We have tried looking into land, but most of the zoning says you need special permits in order to have a mobile home on it. Are there any ways around these?
It's not a mobile home. It's an RV. Can you park your RV on your property?
Even if the title says MH, which is MOTOR Home, still not a mobile home by definition.
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I didn’t even realize that! Thanks for the info.
Do most people live within major city limits on their land or do they tend to live on the outskirts?
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I live outside city limits of 2200 residents, My bus is parked in my driveway, but I don't live in it.
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ask the school housing service. while the request may be unusual, they probably know every place in town that is for rent. rv parks, what have you, they probably know the area real well.
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Thanks for all the advice! We found a property right outside of the city limits and looked up the zoning laws and they look like they are in our favor. Hopefully we are able to get it.
If that doesn’t work out, we will definitely check with the school. Lots of people there have land and might be willing to let us park on it.
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