Driving across the country in a van, camping in a tent, or staying in hotels are all ways to enjoy a getaway, but how about staying in a tiny home far away from home?
According to a report, a local entrepreneur in Mississippi is taking advantage of the increasing fascination with tiny homes to create a unique method to escape from everything without sacrificing the comforts of home.
Hermalinda Shirley, the owner of Pearl River RV and Tiny Home Park, said that she was looking to create something different for the people to experience and wanted to introduce something new to people living in Philadelphia.
“I retired in January 2021 from an I.T. career of 30 years. I felt like I needed another project. I’m not from Mississippi. I’m from Texas, so I do have an idea about RV parks, some of the nicer ones. I felt like that was something that we needed here in Mississippi and Philadelphia,” Shirley said.
The park offers 45 RV lots for campers and ten tiny homes equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and even a stove, the same amenities you would have in your home.
Shirley stated that the park has already piqued the interest of people driving by.
“I think people are pretty excited. They are very curious. It is interesting to see how much space is in such a tiny home,” Shirley said.
It is situated at 242 Martin Road near the Golden Moon Resort. The park has a variety of activities, such as the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course and an aquatic park. Shirley’s brother-in-law said the park is perfect for golfers.
“Me personally, I like to golf. I like to have a home away from home. You go to a cabin, you go to a state park, you don’t have that luxury. You go to a hotel, and you don’t have that luxury. I don’t have to walk down the hall at a hotel. I walk right out to the front porch to get in my car and go play golf,” said William Shirley.
“Washer and dryer just like you will have at home. Full bath just like you will have at home,”
“A home away from home. All the amenities that you will have at home. It is your personal space, just like your home is your personal space. I am hoping they get the feeling when they come to Pearl River RV and Tiny Home Park that it’s homely.”
The park’s owner stated that she would like individuals to make things that positively affect others.
“I hope as a woman that people understand that this is a huge project. If you think you can’t do it, you can. This is an amazing project. I am loving the outcome. The people are awesome to work with on the reservation. I used all local vendors. This has been a great experience,” Shirley said.
The tiny homes are about 400 square feet and include a kitchen, a porch, and enough room to accommodate a family of four.
The park will be open to the public on April 1. For more information, visit https://www.pearlriverrv.com/.