Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Yet another tiny house village debuts at RV park

Petite Retreats has launched its sixth tiny house village, and first in Tennessee. The houses at Natchez Trace Tiny House Village are part of Natchez Trace RV Campground, located about an hour southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Petite Retreats offers tiny houses among its variety of vacation rentals like yurts, cabins, cottages, tents, and teepees, across more than 180 RV resorts and campgrounds nationwide.

Like RVs, tiny houses are built on an automotive or trailer chassis, and they can be towed. Increasingly, tiny homes as well as other “Glamping” accommodations are occupying former RV campsites. These rental units offer a similar camping experience as an RV without the expense and hassles of ownership.

Each of the six tiny houses at Natchez Trace measures 30 feet in length, sleeps two to six guests, and comes fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, and a unique personality reflected in its design and décor.

“We are thrilled to open our newest tiny house village,” said Petite Retreats’ spokeswoman Pat Zamora. “Natchez Trace Tiny House Village represents the type of unique vacation rentals Petite Retreats offers and this open house provides a glimpse into the tiny experience available when guests visit,” Zamora added.

Petite Retreats is owned by Equity Lifestyle Properties, which also owns Thousand Trails membership campgrounds.


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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Noë Doug
11 months ago

We are seeing impressive tiny houses in RV parks up in Canada too.

11 months ago

I want to see inside the tiny houses

RV Staff
11 months ago
Reply to  Angelina

Hi, Angelina. In the article there is a link to Petite Retreats. If you click on that, the on their website you can click on the button that says “Meet our Petite Retreats” and see what they offer. Click on or tap one of the pictures and it will show more pictures of those houses, including a few pictures of the insides. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Tom A B
11 months ago

Renting a tiny house makes a lot more sense than renting an RV and towing it.

11 months ago
Reply to  Tom A B

Especially with gas and diesel prices.

Bob M
11 months ago

Looks like a nice little house

11 months ago

I made the trip from Nashville TN and stopped by the Natchez Trace Campground yesterday during their “Tiny Open House” to view the new Petite Retreats first “Tiny House” community in Tennessee.

Super Nice campground for those interested as I have been their before the first Oliver Trailer (located in Hohenwald) trailer rally held at this campground.

The tiny homes are very nice and the setting is also very nice. Big question is why not do “Park Model Homes” instead? My answer is that Petite is hooked up with the tiny home builders as a way to promote their products.

Having said that just like any other campground offering fixed accommodations I would certainly stay in one of them. Maddox Lake is a beautiful setting.

This campground is BIG with over 600 campsites.

IF you are in the area this is a nice campground to spend some time!

Donald N Wright
11 months ago

Why not a housing development for “tiny houses”?

Tommy Molnar
11 months ago

Many of the new ‘affordable’ housing developments we see going up could almost qualify as tiny houses!

11 months ago

Because they make more money on overnight rentals.

11 months ago


Pretty simple.

Like any other development project the cost of required development plans, land acquisition, zoning requirements, property development with required utilities (water, electrical, septic/sewer), site infrastructure, paving, site development clearing/grading and more means that the cost of any “Tiny Home” will have to be $100,000+ to make any “Cent’s for any developer to get involved in any dedicated Tiny Home Community.

How many buyer’s are there for 400 square foot homes that will cost at least $100,000+ dollars to buy?

Last edited 11 months ago by bull

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