PHOTOS BY CARRIE ALLEN
Originally purchased in 2006 as three tracts of land, what is now the Lake Norman RV Resort is set to undergo yet another transformation, tagging on to the enormous popularity of Tiny Homes!
All current accommodations and RV sites are available for rent on a daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis, but as early as 2016, owner Jim Davidson was already eyeing the Tiny Homes trend, and added four “tiny” style rental units to the popular Lake Norman resort. Naturally, the new sites were an immediate hit, and in 2017, six more units were added.
“All these units were on a hill overlooking the lake, with a beautiful view,” says Jim. “In 2019, we made the decision to convert the lakefront RV lots to Tiny Homes, and seven more were added.”
By 2020, an exciting decision had been made to sell the current available Tiny Homes to clients for their personal use – as either a primary or secondary home, but with no investors involved and no sublets available.
The attraction of the Tiny Homes trend isn’t difficult to understand! These unique living spaces are upscale, fully furnished, and low maintenance. Guests have their own space with all the typical conveniences of a larger home, and Tiny Homes typically accommodate either four or six occupants.
“Today, we have a total of 40 Tiny Homes within the resort, with 17 homeowners who utilize these unique residences for a mix of primary and secondary homes,” says Jim. “The ultimate goal is to have zero rental homes or cabins on the property, but cater to only private owners, who purchase the Tiny Home, and rent the lot based on location and lake view.”
Jim adds that once more homes are sold, and the resort is 90% Tiny Homes, – likely sometime in 2024 – he plans to officially rename the resort Tiny Homes of Lake Norman. The long-term vision is a community of 70 Tiny Homes, all with incredible locations and scenery, and of course, the endless added benefits of Lake Norman living! Want a home on Lake Norman? This is your very affordable option: under $100,000 for a one-bedroom lake view, and $159,900 for a one-bedroom home on the lake front!
“Lake Norman is a vacation heaven, with all type of water activities, wonderful restaurants and shopping, and professional sports nearby,” adds Jim. The resort has always offered year-round adventures, with a bonus of the most incredible panoramic lake views, no shortage of breathtaking sunsets, and the camaraderie of a close-knit community.
Privately owned, the resort is a gated community that includes a large 3,500-foot deck and pavilion overlooking the lake, perfect for gathering with friends, and open 24/7. Guests can relax in the mini-movie theater, enjoy the game room and exercise room with a beautiful lake view, and an office suite that is open from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Water enthusiasts will appreciate access to paddle boards, pontoon rentals, kayaks, paddle boats, and fishing – all free to resort guests. Add to these amenities a fire pit, barbecue grills, a Tiki Hut, 350-foot boardwalk, pet park, boat ramp and boat slips for guests, a bathhouse with private shower suites and laundry open 24/7, and a swimming pool under construction, set to open for the summer of 2023, and you’re likely already wondering why you aren’t part of this amazing community!
For more information on the exciting transformation to Tiny Homes of Lake Norman, reach Jim Davidson at 704-489-6033. Lake Norman RV Resort is located at 6738 E. NC 150 Hwy, Sherrills Ford, NC. Take a look at all the resort’s amenities and find current rental information at lakenormanmotorcoachresort.com.