If you’re into tiny houses but even 8′ x 30′ feels like it’d be too tight then you’ll probably like this 392 sq. ft. ESCAPE cabin.
It’s 28′ x 14′ so plenty of extra space compared to most tiny homes on wheels that meet the 8’6″ width standards which is mainly so you can tow your own house without any permits.
The ESCAPE is still portable only you’d have to pay for professional help to move it which is costly so you wouldn’t want to move very often.
For me, I’d only have this moved if I really had to. My plan would be find the right plot of land and leave this there for as long as it can last with proper care/maintenance.
Here, let me show you inside:
How would you like to live mortgage-free in here?
Don’t miss the floor plan, below…
This model starts at $79,990 for the base model which includes tons of standard features like cedar siding, pine tongue and groove walls inside, kitchen with appliances, and the bathrooms all finished too. Pricey but if you got money instead of time this might be a decent option for you if you’re looking to live simply.
DIY Instead for Less
If you’ve got time to spend then you’d be better off the DIY route as long as you’re willing to put it in the work yourself along with the help of friends and family. Have pizza parties, BBQs, whatever you gotta do to gather help! 😀
Back to the $80k, 392 sq. ft. ESCAPE Cabin: Features, Options and How You Can Stay in One
Standard features include ceiling fans, water heater, recessed lighting, and more.
According to the website, financing is also available even though my belief is that you should probably just save up and buy it out right. But that doesn’t always make the most sense, so do what’s right for you. Just be smart if you get a loan and pay it off early by making extra payments (it’ll save you tons in interest).
Besides the standard features there are a whole bunch of options that you can add on if you ever decided to order an ESCAPE cabin from these folks. This includes features like staining, stone, hardwood floors, heated floors, stackable washer/dryer, and more. Go here for the full list of options.
If you like this cabin enough that you’re thinking about buying it you can actually stay in it first. The ESCAPE is available for rent over at Canoe Bay in Chetek, Wisconsin.
Video of the ESCAPE Cabin
Update/Note From the Builder of The ESCAPE Cabin
Hi everybody…I’m the guy who built this thing and perhaps I can clear a few things up. ESCAPE is custom built to the specifications of the buyer…you can choose how “high end” or “low end” you want to go. Different strokes for different folks. Example: You can have simple fiberglass shower or tub/shower. You can even skip the deck and significantly shrink the building. All of this is listed and explained on the website and you can email me at [email protected] with any questions or comments.
The large wardrobe in the bedroom has numerous drawers for storage and there is a front closet which has a w/d hook-up. Smoke/CO2 detectors are std. In our state you do not need sprinklers. Also in our State, wood burning fireplaces in something like this are illegal due to fire hazard…code for my property.
ESCAPE qualifies as a Park Model RV which many of you probably know means it is not real property for taxation. However, if you were to enclose the deck even with glass in many jurisdictions this would negate the taxation relief. We use a 30mil clear plastic that works very well.
The walls of the unit are pine with a stain…cedar is an option also.
Thank you for all the comments and please email me as I am old an addled and don’t Facebook.
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