The static caravan market is booming! Did you know that there are around 465,000+ static caravans in the UK? Around 80% of these are holiday homes. And, with more and more people choosing to holiday in the UK, this number looks set to grow.

What is a static caravan?

Static caravans are prefabricated homes which are designed to be affordable and versatile. As the name suggests, they tend to be less manoeuvrable than their “Tourer” cousins but can still be transported by road. They are also larger and more spacious than touring caravans.

There are two main types: single units and twin units. Single units are the most common static caravan we see in the UK. If you’ve ever been to a caravan park and seen rows of rectangular caravans, they were most likely single unit statics. They come in a variety of different lengths and usually measure 10 or 12 foot wide. Twin unit caravans (sometimes known as lodges or park homes) are larger still, and need to be transported in two separate parts. Once they arrive on site they can then be bolted together. Their additional size can make them more practical and comfortable, particularly for larger families with younger children.

Static caravan features

When you think of static caravans you may imagine tired, flimsy homes in muddy fields from holidays gone by. However, today’s mobile homes couldn’t be further from this. Through advancements in technology and design, modern mobile homes can offer shear luxury to holiday makers and home owners alike.  Central heating, double glazing and energy-efficient boilers are now common. You can also find mobile homes kitted out with the latest technology features such as high speed broadband and flat screen TVs!

Static caravan manufactures

There are a number of different manufacturers of mobile homes in the UK, including Abi, Carnaby and Willerby. If you’re thinking of buying a mobile home it may also be wise to explore the second hand market too!