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Buying a mobile home in a campsite: good or bad idea?

An inexpensive second home

The Buying a second home on a campsite in France makes it possible to combine pleasure and investment. It enables you to have a pied-à-terre near your home or in your favorite region. Campsites are often equipped with swimming pools, water parks, entertainment, and security services. In mobile homes, attention is also paid to the social distance to other campers. Many campsites have mobile homes for sale. This applies to the 4 * campsite les Viviers in Gironde, the Domaine de Kerlann in Finistère or the 5 * campsite domaine de la bergerie in the Var. Expect between € 15,000 and € 30,000 for a new entry-level motorhome. This price can go up to € 50,000 or even € 60,000 for a new top quality mobile home. The costs for a mobile home are therefore much lower than those of a classic second home. This purchase is also from the exempt from tax burdensnormally associated with buying a home, such as property tax or housing tax.

In addition to the price of the mobile home, there are those annual costs for renting the pitch at the campsite on top of that, which can be between € 1,000 and € 6,000 per year, depending on the region and the campsite service. If you do not live in the RV, you can also "sublet" it to make buying and renting the property profitable.


Some drawbacks

When buying a new mobile home outside the campsite, additional costs will be charged for transport in the exceptional convoy. This is a factor that should not be neglected as it can represent 15-20% of the price of the mobile home. We therefore advise you to buy the mobile home directly at the campsite if you do not want to pay these transport costs. So you can also have accommodation that meets the requirements of the location.


What you should know before you buy

Before buying the mobile home, we recommend that you first choose your campsite. This decision should be made strategically. In fact, before thinking about the location, the animations proposed or the price of the pitch, we strongly advise you to read about the ones proposed by the campsite Parcel rental agreements to inquire which match your goals. For example, even if you are the owner, some campsites do not accept "subletting" mobile homes, others guarantee it under certain conditions. Also check the Campsite opening times. For example, if the campsite is closed from November to April, you will not be able to use your mobile home on those days. It is therefore essential to study the pitch rental clauses beforehand in order to get the most out of your second home on the campsite.