"Other-miniums" The Condo Concept Evolves to Include Camps, Boats, Hotels

The concept of "condominium living" has changed quite a bit since the term was first coined a generation ago.

Since the 1960s and ‘70s, when condominium home ownership became a widely available, viable alternative to single-family housing on the East Coast and across the country, the market has evolved to include many more variations on those first apartment-like complexes.

Campgrounds went condo; luxury hotels added condo units and penthouses to their upper floors; even cruise ships created floating condos for those who wished to spend their lives on the high seas and visit ports in nearly every country in the world.

And it hasn't been limited just to habitable living spaces. Picking up on the trend, oceanfront communities in places like Florida added “dockominiums,” or wet moorings; and “rackominiums,” for dry-docking yachts to the mix. In the western United States, one could purchase a garage condo for their second vehicle, as extra storage space, or to house a recreational vehicle off-season. Temporary rental storage units still seem to be a trend sought out by many homeowners.


As some of the most affordable of the various "other-miniums," camp-ominiums have proliferated across the region.


Related Articles

Homesharing and Insurance

What Your Board Should Know

Can You Hear Me Now?

Responsible BoardOwner Relations

Going Overboard

Crazy Co-op, Condo or HOA Rules