Called the Escape Traveler, this tiny house has been created by the same people responsible for the hugely popular ESCAPE mobile cabin (which remains to be one of our most popular posts). Their latest development is built on the same ethos as its predecessor; environmentally-friendly construction combined with smart interior design.
Two versions of the Escape Traveler are available: a 269-square-foot model that’s 28-feet long, and a 344-square-foot “XL” model that’s 30-foot long. Both tiny houses are capable of comfortably accommodating up to 6 people – a bit of a rarity among dwellings of this size – without compromising on living spaces.
The exterior is clad with lapped Cedar siding, and features low-e windows throughout to reduce heat gain. On the inside it’s finished with 100% recycled Dakota planking, with options for painted drywall, pine or cedar. The floor, walls and roof are insulated with closed cell foam that’s produced from recycled products. It also gives them respective R-values of 30, 22 and 40.
In terms of layout, the lower level contains a large kitchen/dining area that’s lit up during the day by a big picture window, and several clerestory windows. To the left of the kitchen there’s a cosy living area that can double up as an extra sleeping space. The opposite end of the house features a bathroom with a bathtub, as well as a washer/dryer.
The upper level contains the tiny house’s two lofts, both of which can act as sleeping spaces, or as extra storage space. They’re also lit by a series of operable windows at the high point of the roof. Their position allows them to be used to exhaust excess heat when it gets a little to warm inside.
All in all, I think it’s a great tiny house; it’s functional, doubles up on space without feeling like an RV, and has an excellent finish. My only criticism is that they didn’t go for a deck-over-axle trailer which would avoid having to frame and insulate around the wheel well. Although, it may have been hard to find a deck-over-axle trailer that would allow them to maintain an overall height of 13.5 feet.
So, what’s it cost? The standard version starts a $65,000 which is comparable to other tiny house companies. The XL starts at $72,800. More details available at Escape Traveler.
For more tiny houses check out the environmentally friendly Wohnwagon from Austria. Or, this tiny house on Hope Island that features a sauna. See all tiny houses.
This is a very nice plan. I can see where a 36 inch wide shower would be better than a 5 ft. long tub and would allow for a nice 2 ft. wide closet for additional storage.
attractive and functional. solar panels and some rain barrels and it becomes truly self sufficient, where ever it goes. Expensive for most of us.
Having the door on the long side rather than the end really changes this for the better. I’ve heard there are already million-dollar tiny homes…which made me sick. The “haves” and the “have-nots” separate like oil & water no matter what the context.
This one is almost perfect, the only problem I would have is the ladders but with the bed downstairs I guess the lofts could be storage. I thought of trying to figure a way to put in stairs but that would defeat the openness that makes this so appealing.
really like the design and layout of the escape traveller…….so at 72k that is quite a steep price tag….I assume that includes shipping and assembly ?????
Dee, what is the problem with a million dollar tiny house? you saying that only portraits yourself as ungrateful for whatever you have, and jealous for other people’s opportunities. If they want to make a trillion dollars tiny house shouldn’t concern you or any others, that is his or hers money and they have the freedom to decide dhow much they want to spend on a tiny house.
Beautiful! I this stationary? I’d love to try one out for a week.