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While exploring Palm Springs, the charm of the mobile home parks pulled me in, encouraging me to look closer. Residents 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 Home movement, embracing the less is best concept, while skimming the grid. Pride of ownership can be had at a cost far less than a condo, with no neighbors above or below. If yearning for a change of scenery, mobile home dwellers are always free to hitch up and move - yet their homes often appear to be firmly planted, with landscaping, hardscaping, and even additions. With no historic overlay preservation codes to hamper them, creativity abounds. Extra fancy or plain and simple, there are no two homes alike.