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The sunny paradise of California palm trees is a thousand miles from Prairie Grove, Ark.

So Laura and Zack Kraus are building their own resort with flamingos and palm trees, and carefully restored trailers, according to the Fayetteville Flyer.

Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort is part RV park, part camping destination and part boutique hotel.

“We really don’t fit into a category,” Zack said.

Which made deciding how to regulate their business a tricky one for Washington County. After many months of meetings and negotiations, the final procedural hurdles have been cleared and work on the property resumes.

The couple hopes to shelter their first guests in April. On that timeline, guests would start making reservations as soon as February.

The park is modeled after one the couple visited in California for one of Zack’s birthdays. They decided to create the park while pondering their next career move during their honeymoon three years ago.

“We wanted to do something together as a family,” Laura said. “We wondered what we could create that will bring us joy and others joy.”

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