There’s a shortage of cottages at Indian Springs Holiness Campground. President Steve Luce explains the cottage dilemma at Indian Springs: “Staying on the campground with family and friends adds depth to everything we do at Indian Springs. However, the availability of older cottages does not meet the demand. New cottages and new families are needed at Indian Springs for our campmeeting grow.
“Over 20 families have expressed an interest in having a cottage on the campground. However, to build a new home is expensive and most people don’t want to manage a long distance construction project.”
“Most of the cottages on the campground are 50-100 years old, constructed at a time when building standards were less stringent. Today, any new home must comply with current Butts County building codes, even to the point of having heat!”
Manufactured homes are the right solution for Indian Springs. When the Cottage Design Team presented the Board with findings of seven different housing solutions, it was apparent that manufactured homes provided the most value and most convenience for our campmeeting families.
Destiny Industries is the manufacturer of the new cottages; they are an affordable and convenient housing solution for the next generation. The Destiny cottages are sold to camp families by a Destiny Industries licensed dealer, Rainbow Homes, in Augusta, GA.
Susanna Homes, LLC has taken the complexity out of obtaining a cottage at Indian Springs. They provided the planning and architectural direction of the cottages. As the cottage developer on the campground, Susanna Homes educates camp families to the design-build-install process, then connecting them to Rainbow Homes which is the installing dealer for the cottages.
During campmeeting, Susanna Homes exhibits in the Business Center with sales information about the purchase and installation of the cottages. Camp families may pick up preliminary information on floorplans, lot availability and an explanation of the next steps to building a cottage on the campground.
Susanna Homes offers a resourceful and trustworthy housing solution for the campground. Camp meeting families are encouraged to learn about the options available through the cottage project. Contact: Sarah Luce firstname.lastname@example.org 502.751.7478.
Manufactured Homes as the Building Solution
Seven types of home solutions were researched by the Cottage Design Team, including modular homes, container homes and conventional ‘stick-built’ homes. Destiny Industries was selected to manufacture the Indian Springs cottages for these reasons:
1) Destiny Industries manufactured homes are affordable with a high quality level of craftsmanship.
2) Their 40+ years of proven expertise and leadership in the home building industry made them a trustworthy partner for the cottage project.
3) Flexibility within the Destiny Industries engineering department allowed our design team to customize for the needs of our camp families.
4) Destiny Industries partners with some of America’s premier suppliers of building products, such as Hardi Board and Georgia Pacific.
5) As a HUD home, the cottages meet and/or exceed state and regional building codes, as well as the Federal Government Wind Zone requirements.
6) Each cottage has been granted state approval prior to construction and inspected by state officials prior to leaving the Destiny Industries facilities.
The Design Process for the Cottages
A team consisting of an architect, an interior designer and a housing consultant worked for two years to determine how reasonably-priced cottages could be built at Indian Springs Holiness Campground.
The cottages were designed with our campmeeting families in mind!
Six floorplans have been designed, reflecting the typical needs of multi-generational families. The cottages are small, but very efficiently designed. All of the cottages incorporate open Kitchen-Living-Dining areas.
Cottages with 1-2 BRs are considered “starter cottages”. Camp families asked for larger cottages, so now several 3 BR cottage floorplans are available. In the planning process, consideration was given to the potential to ‘add-on’ over the years. (A typical campmeeting family adds to their cottage approximately every 5-10 years.) And, porches were a must! Custom floorplans can be developed through Susanna Homes.
The design goal was to maximize every square foot of the Cottage:
- Designed around an open Kitchen-Dining-Living Area conducive for family and meal times
- Designed to provide maximum sleeping capacity
Storage: Cots, baby beds, strollers and suitcases are a reality in most camp cottages. The designers incorporated as much storage in the cottages as possible. A deep closet has W/D hook-up or may be used as general storage.
Cottage-Style Architecture: Peek Design Group of Acworth, GA, recommended the architectural style to complement the quaint cottages presently on the campground. Details of the cottages were inspired by craftsman architecture which is characterized by simplicity of design, natural materials, wider door and window moldings and muted colors.
The engineers at Destiny Industries graciously allowed their building product to be customized while maintaining their manufacturing and code standards. The result will be a charming community of cottages to be enjoyed by families for generations to come.