Can I Park A Caravan On A Vacant Block Of Land?

Can I Park a Caravan On a Vacant Block of Land?

Can I park a caravan on my vacant block of land? This is a very interesting question, because some people want to know whether or not they can park their caravan on a vacant block of land after they purchase it. You may have bought a block of land, and your intention is to build on it, but you don’t have enough money to build on it. Or you’re currently in the stage of building, and you want to live on that property in a caravan while it’s being built.

So, can you park your caravan on a vacant block of land and live in it? The short answer is no, not really. The longer answer is you really need to contact your local council to find out more information.

Council Concerns:

A very good idea is to begin and understand the council’s potential concerns before you contact them.

Inadequate Sewerage

Some of the things that I could find and think of were things like inadequate sewage. If you’re living in a caravan and you’re not plugged into the sewage works of the area, then you could have inadequate sewage on the area, which could cause issues for yourself and neighbors.

Inadequate Living Conditions

Also inadequate living conditions; they could be concerned about squatting, or having multiple people on a property and it getting quite disgusting.

Illegal Use Of Dwellings

They could be concerned with illegal uses of dwellings.

I know some council’s have people who go around to blocks of land, and they look for illegal uses of dwellings. Things like people living in warehouses, or living in barns, or even living on caravans on blocks of lands. The council has concerns and things they’re trying to maintain for the area, so it’s important to understand those.

Don’t be afraid to ask the council whether or not you can do it. You may be able to do it for a short period of time. Say a week or two weeks, if you give a good enough reason, or you may not be able to do it at all. It really does depend on the council that your block of land is situated in, and what their rules are.

Other Places To Park Your Caravan

Caravan Parks

Other places you can park your caravan are things like caravan parks, you could get a powered site, which isn’t that expensive. For the week you might pay $10‑$20 a night for some caravan parks.

Storage Facilities

Storage facilities, you can also park your caravan, though you can’t live in it and stay in it while you park it there, but you can have storage spaces. Things like Kennards and Storage World and those sorts of places can store caravans as well. You can look at storing it at a family member’s house as well.

On A Family Or Friend’s Property

Though I’ve seen a lot of people not be allowed to park their caravan on a vacant block of land, I have seen people living in caravans out the front of an existing dwelling. Maybe parked in the driveway and have a teenager using it as their bedroom, or it may have another couple living in the caravan in the backyard. I’m not sure if that is technically legal. Again, you would need to approach the council. That is something that I see done across the country.

I hope that answers your question, whether or not you can park a caravan on your vacant block of land. Hopefully it won’t take you too long to get to the point where you can build a beautiful house and live in that instead.

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