As with any property purchase, buying a mobile home can seem daunting, and there are a number of things that you need to consider carefully. However, don't worry, as a growing number of people have taken the leap and become mobile home owners, and they're now happily reaping the many rewards that this type of property offers.

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In countries such as France, mobile homes are steadily growing in popularity, with both British buyers and locals alike.
 
LOCATION AND PRICE
Whatever the reason for buying a mobile home, whether as a permanent residence, holiday accommodation, or as a buy-to-let property, the benefits you'll gain are second to none.
Choosing a location could be the most difficult decision you have to make. In France there's a wide variety, from the Dordogne to the Vendée and further south. And if you're a city lover, there are even locations close to Paris and other grandes villes.
Mobile homes are competitively priced, with new examples starting at around £20,500 for a two-bedroom version, and pre-owned models from as little as approx £14,000*. Running costs should be fairly minimal, with annual ground rent at around £2,200. dependant on the size of the plot, and amenities like water and electricity are available at reasonable rates.
 
PARK LIFE...
The majority of mobile home parks in France offer a great sense of community, with excellent facilities for both families and couples. Some sites also offer the option to bring your pets - do check this aspect.
Whether you love such outdoor activities as horse riding and golf, or are just after a relaxing stroll along one of France's beautiful beaches, there's sure to be a park just for you.
It's always a great idea to view several sites in the area of your choice, as this provides an idea of plot sizes and gives you a look at the different types of mobile homes on offer. You could always take a holiday on one of your chosen parks, to see if it fits your needs and test out whether a mobile home is indeed the option for you.
Something else to consider is how you'd use the home - would it be a permanent residency, or used as a holiday home for just a few months of the year? If it's the latter, then a mobile home could also be used to generate extra income, by renting it out to family and friends or professionally, by advertising it as a holiday let. You'd have to check with the park to see if it'd be possible, but most French sites do allow sub-letting.
 
NEW VISTAS
In addition to allowing you the opportunity to immerse yourself in French 'joie de vivre', in a cost-effective way, owning a mobile home offers an overall more relaxing life experience. Living by the sea or in the country can help to reduce stress and improve relaxation, with walks along the beach or trails assisting physical health and fitness. With benefits such as these, it isn't hard to see why so many people are now choosing to buy mobile homes in France.
 
*Prices were converted from Euros to Pounds and may have altered in the meantime due to exchange rate fluctuations.
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