While exploring Palm Springs the charm of the mobile home parks pulled me in, encouraging me to look closer. Resident were surprisingly friendly to a stranger with a camera. I felt at home.
Although the parks have themes, residents are given a wide berth for personal expression in their own homes, encouraging a diverse community that defies stereotype. These are the pioneers of the Tiny House movement, embracing the less-is-best concept, while skimming the grid.
Pride of ownership can be had at an affordable prices, with no neighbors above or below, and full access to the good lie of this desert paradise. If yearning for a change of scenery, mobile home dwellers are always free to hitch up and move - yet their homes often appears to be firmly planted with landscaping, hardscaping, and even additions. With no historic overly preservation codes to hamper them, creativity abounds. Extra fancy or plain and simple, there are no two homes alike.
About the Book
A limited edition of 100, Nancy Baron's Trailertown explores Palm Springs' trailer culture. The 41-page book explores this culture through 40 plate images.