Could we have grandma living in an RV on our property?

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We don’t have room in Our house to have my mother live with us, unless we remodeled extensively but she shouldn’t be living alone. Has anyone here had their relative live in their property in an Rv or bus, to have them close because you don’t have room? It would allow me to check on her multiple times daily , which I can’t do where she lives now . Or, I’m thinking about a granny pod. Has anyone bought one, and did you like it?

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That's a good point. If a senior should not be alone, then, being next door, is not really much help. She'll eventually need room in the RV for someone to be cooking, cleaning, helping her bathe, dress, get in and out of bed, etc.
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"She shouldn't be living at home"

I think that's a key point here. An rv or pod is a bad idea. I think your mom would have a fit and Big hassles to set up for elders. She needs lots of in home care where she is or facility care.
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ladydi431, we haven't heard what your Mom thinks of this idea. Is she 100% gun-ho for this?

She also needs to think ahead, after a few falls she might need to use a walker. As mentioned above, would there be enough room for her to use a walker... remember, elders are not as coordinated as the younger generation.

If Mom is all for these ideas, take her on a "test drive" at a RV dealer and borrow a walker and have Mom try it out. Hopefully the RV's bathroom won't be a tiny space with the shower over the toilet with the sink out in the kitchen. Any place to try out a tiny house? I know they can be custom built.

Also, would there be enough room for two people in case Mom needs to have a caregiver come in during the day.
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Does she have any medical issues? If she is healthy in mind and body, it should work out great.
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These are some good ideas. I really like the idea of a tiny house , the RV idea may not be warm in the winter.
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I suppose that it's worth exploring all options, but, I'd really examine how much the RV may not meet her needs. Tothill makes some good points.

I'd also consider the psychological impact. Yes, tiny houses have become a fad lately, but, you really have to have a certain mindset for them. I lived in a small apt once for about a year. Man....it really bothered me and I"m no diva. There is something about that small space over a long time that just got on my nerves. I had to move, even though, I liked my apt, location, price, amenities, etc.

I would think that a place where mother could be looked on and also have more social interaction with her peers, activities, dining room, etc. might serve her better than being in a small isolated space alone.

Or you might, do a trial run for a month and see how it goes, after ensuring that it's legal in your jurisdiction, health code, zoning, etc.
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I'm looking into "Tiny Houses." There are many builders all over the country who will build according to your needs, including making them work for elderly and disabled people. Do check the zoning, but many areas allow them on your property with varying details. They are very charming and cozy.
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Only problem with an RV is stairs without proper handrails, no ability to use a walker or wheelchair, limited space around the toilet and also a low toilet. You will need to have full hook-ups, water, sewer and 30 or 50 amp electric service Do you have propane delivery in your area?. An RV is hard to heat in winter, the floors can be very cold.

I just sold our RV and I can tell you after three weeks travelling, and spending most our time outside, it got very small, it was great for week long trips. There is very little room for hobbies, no room to entertain and little room for stuff.
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Yup you need to check your local zones, but I think it's great! There are a lot of retired seniors living in RVs! The granny pod is also a great idea, could even be uses as a guest house later. However if you do go that route, look at all your choices. From what I've been seeing and reading you could buy a nice ready made storage building and have it converted much cheaper than buying a ready made pod. Heck my grandson has already told me, if there come a time I can't live alone he's putting me in one.
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Check with your zoning office, it may not be permitted where you live. It to do this may require a special permit.
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