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Beautiful 30-Foot Tiny Home w/ Open-Concept Main Floor Bedroom

This is the 30-foot ESCAPE Traveler XL Tiny House on Wheels. It’s a gorgeous design with oversized windows and one of our very favorite features… Main-floor sleeping!

The open-concept design makes everything look and feel spacious. The abundance of windows helps with that, too. You have a full kitchen, flex dining area, cozy living area, full bathroom, and plenty of built-in storage nooks. No furniture required to move in! This is a really impressive tiny house design, isn’t it?

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30-Foot ESCAPE Traveler XL Tiny Home on Wheels w/ Main Floor Sleeping

30-Foot ESCAPE Traveler XL Tiny House

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  • Kendra
    October 9, 2015, 3:01 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this floor-plan! So light and spacious feeling!
    Way over my budget, but a beautiful build!

  • Lynnette
    October 9, 2015, 3:46 pm

    Absolutely stunning.

  • Toni
    October 9, 2015, 4:11 pm

    Why is it so hard to find a place or land for these little jewels?

    • Ken
      October 10, 2015, 1:35 pm

      Yes, I’d like to know the answer to that quetion, as well.
      In the near future I intend to purchase land of my own chosing, and for the purpose of building, or parking my tiny house.

    • Larry
      October 11, 2015, 7:46 pm

      Toni, its county zoning restrictions, CC&R’s, I live in a rural area in Washington State and most lots/ac. won’t allow even manufactured homes, let alone RV’s (which is what this is considered) Portland, Oregon is a good city for something like this.

    • John Connell
      September 26, 2016, 2:54 pm

      County and subdivision restrictions treat all tiny homes as if they were single-wide mobile homes. Trashy trailer parks caused these restrictions to be written. On the plus side, a few new private communities with their own restrictions seem to be able to get around county restrictions and some are friendly to “park model” tiny homes. We are moving our 399 sq ft tiny home to such a community this week after a long frustrating search in the entire western half of our state for a site for our tiny home. Find a realtor who understands what is meant by a park model is my advice.

    • Elle
      September 26, 2016, 3:35 pm

      Zoning. It has been controlled by HOAs, real estate agents and home owners wishing to preserve and build equity. Homeowners aligned with the industry and became vocal in decades past. Government officials listened and complied with the public. Over time, however, the houses got bigger and bigger. As the square footage grew so did higher square footage building minimums. Development companies bought up huge acreages which had rules (covenants) put into effect, again, to preserve equity. And the wheel kept turning. That’s how we got here with the primary fear among many homeowners is that allowing tiny homes into a neighborhood would cause declining equity for them.

      Wonderful, hard working people in the tiny/small home movement are doing their best to convince various USA local regions (one-by-one) that there is a great need for change if we are to preserve open land, cut energy costs and provide affordable housing for everyone. BTW–thanks to you guys for that. That’s a cryptic history of how we got here.

      • Angela
        April 3, 2019, 8:27 pm

        Thanks for the information, Elle! I have been soooo frustrated by the problem of where to place a tiny once you buy one or have one built.
        Seems like tiny homes are not welcome anywhere, and they are one no-brainer solution for easing the shortage of affordable housing. I understand the “trashy trailer park” problem John Connell mentioned, no one would want something like that in their neighborhood, although there are many pleasant, quiet parks as well, my grandparents lived in one for many years. I can understand homeowners fears of losing equity, too. There must be some middle ground here, somewhere though. We simply need more affordable housing in this country, for the growing senior population as Baby Boomers age and millennials and those after them need inexpensive transitional housing as they start out on their own. On YouTube there are many, many videos of people who have bought an old RV or even a van so they would have an affordable place to live. Many of them are experiencing push-back, too, and finding few places to park. Even WalMart parking lots, which once let RVers park overnight, are starting to post signs that there is no overnight parking allowed

    • LouB
      April 3, 2019, 2:07 pm

      Dear Tiny House Talk:
      This thread started by Toni is the most important issue in the TH industry, and yet as a whole you’ve have yet to come up with a solution beyond “Check your local zoning.”
      I look forward to the designers, manufacturers, and sellers developing a national trade group that develops some cohesion, muscle, and long-game strategies for dealing with this; until then your Achilles heel is keeping you on the fringes and fighting for crumbs.
      TH is a great and needed idea, but the industry has yet to develop into mainstream relevance and maturity.

    • twocrows
      April 4, 2019, 12:03 am

      I recently read an article about Alaska where they have now made it legal to butcher and take home roadkill. Here’s a quote from the article, “People are really motivated to do things themselves, learn things themselves, build their own structures, get their own food, live their own way.”
      If one can stand the weather up there, perhaps it could be a place where buying land for THOW’s [or even parking on public lands?] might be easier than in other states?
      That said, Saint Petersburg FL seems to be headed in that direction as well. Foundation homes as small as 500 feet have been permitted and built within the city limits and there’s movement on THOW communities, too. City Hall is ‘taking it under advisement’ at least. Possibly you could come down and help us lean on them?

      • Angela
        April 5, 2019, 12:05 pm

        THOWs have, I think, proven to be a smart solution for living in areas most likely to get hit by major calamities, like Florida with hurricanes. During the recent California wildfires, a man who owned a THOW parked in the area simply hitched it up and hauled it out of harm’s way.

  • alice h
    October 10, 2015, 11:50 am

    Love all the windows but I’d rather have the couch facing the really big window so you could laze about and enjoy the view. It’s nice to have a view from the table too though.

    • twocrows
      April 4, 2019, 12:12 am

      Good point. While lots of folks prefer to have the couch facing the TV, there’s a way to have the best of both worlds, for sure: Just mount a pull-down screen above the window with a projector behind the couch and voila! I believe that arrangement might even cost less than the large screen TV pictured here.

  • gale
    October 10, 2015, 12:22 pm

    One word……FINALLY

    • Rhonda N
      October 11, 2015, 12:53 pm

      I agree. Love the downstairs bedroom.

      • Theo
        November 3, 2015, 5:00 pm

        Agree. At last someone not just copying someone else’s loft plan. I like this, save the loft for unwelcome visitors. Hehehe I do think the interior could do with stain on the wood, and the outside looks could be vastly improved. However, overall, this is pretty much one of the best designs I have seen yet.

        • Rhonda N
          November 9, 2015, 11:55 pm

          I would absolutely add some color. That blonde wood would get old very fast. I kind of like the outside. I would want an overhang of some type. I like a covered porch or maybe I could add a screened porch.

  • Marsha Cowan
    October 10, 2015, 12:33 pm

    Wow! Really beautiful! Looks better than the plans, and they were pretty impressive. Love the bathroom and the placement of the washer. Love the kitchen and dining area, too, and the fact that there is actually a living area with a couch. The bedroom is pretty unique with its high windows and shelves under them. I might would add a ridge on the front of those shelves for traveling, maybe a clear window type edge so you can still see the nifty things sitting on it, but not have to move them when you travel. This is a great design. Love it! Thanks for posting this finished model for us!

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:37 pm

      Glad you loved it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Wendy
    October 10, 2015, 1:33 pm

    This is stunning and yet, also practical!

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:41 pm

      🙂 Yes! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • kristina nadreau
    October 10, 2015, 2:28 pm

    perfect design

    STOP WHINING ABOUT PRICES…. If you do not want to pay for it, do not buy it.

    • Benjamin Kendrick
      August 5, 2017, 10:11 pm

      Stop whining about comments, if you don’t want to read them, don’t come here.

  • jcl
    October 10, 2015, 2:56 pm

    THIS is what I want. It has what is needed, good size but not too big, a bedroom downstairs for those who hate climbing, a washer, seriously well thought out. If I could afford it, this is what I would choose. Beautiful job!

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:42 pm

      I want one too 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Nancy L
    October 10, 2015, 3:40 pm

    Just what those who don’t want lofts ordered (me for one lol). Beautiful and a great floor plan. I love the whole thing and would only make a few very small tweaks to make it perfect for me. Definitely one that I am putting in my keeper file for the day when I make the plunge.

    For those who argue with the price, you could build this cheaper if you could build the whole thing yourself without hiring any help but this is built by a crew of workers with a deadline. Wages aren’t cheap if you want to keep a top-notch crew who do such beautiful work. These days even those houses that could be bought for the same price could not be built for that price if you had someone build it for you and certainly not with the craftsmanship displayed here.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:43 pm

      I agree, Nancy! Very good work here and worth the pricetag — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Emily c.
    October 10, 2015, 4:19 pm

    Beautiful home. I’d like to find an app where I can play with designs of my own. I was thinking about the price being $72,000 and that seem fair. When you consider the cost of materials : Trailer, lumber, electrical, kitchen, plumbing etc. Than consider labor and company profits , that seems about right. Most of the tiny houses I’ve seen here and on the tube that cost little were very small and mostly homemade. The one I found to be the most beautiful is owned by Jewel Pearson, who was featured on this site. I think she paid about 45K for what I believe to be a smaller home. I guess it depends on what you want and who you decide to build it.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:43 pm

      Very true, Emily! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Barbara
    October 10, 2015, 4:20 pm

    This is very close to my perfect floor plan. As seniors, we cannot deal with loft beds and other uncomfortable setups. Stairs would likely mean broken hips! Too expensive? Maybe so, but it is far more sensible that most I have seen. They will also sell a shell you can finish yourself. We are working toward a home that will be very similar to this one.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:44 pm

      I hope you get it soon 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Shirley
    October 10, 2015, 6:19 pm

    I agree with several other comments. Prices are getting way out of line. Tiny homes were $18000 to $30000 at max. Now in upper $70000 and up. This leaves a higher mortage. Not for those just getting out of school, disabled, or retired. I was glad to see these other comments, because when have made similar comments in past, was told cost of materials. I do not understand why I could build TH for $25,000 and now is is $70,000. Just curious.

    • Large Marge
      September 28, 2016, 9:50 pm

      Excellent question.

      The obvious explanation for the price == not value == increase would be to blame the loss in the decreasing value of USA dollars due to over-printing, aka ‘inflation’.

      Since shelter is one of our necessities, its value is sustained due to demand. Inherent, innate.

      That’s the simple answer. And it’s incorrect.

      Fiat currency has no value. By definition, it’s worthless. Zero value. Sure, televisionprogramming and newsprogramming repeat the lie about “…today, the dollar gained strength against the (fill in the blank… yen, ruple, peso, imaginary dreams of giant chartreuse Venusian spiders).” Repeating a lie does not add truth to a fundamental falsehood.

      Trading worthless for worthless only works with bankers and the government agents they own. Their infamous ‘B&B’, bribery and blackmail.

      So, trading something worthless for something of inherent innate value is a tremendous win. An infinite return on investment.

      What are the basic needs of our species? Here is an incomplete list:
      Somebody to care about, and most important
      Defense Tools to keep them safe.

      Anytime we can swap fiat currency for anything of inherent value == items from the basics list, plus toys or leisure time == we do it in a heartbeat. Get rid of the worthless.

      A lot like weeding a garden. Evicting a deadbeat renter. Mounting a new tire in place of Ol’ Baldy.

      • Jen
        January 21, 2019, 3:18 pm

        Large Marge, with all due respect, your comment really has nothing to do with the cost of some tiny houses being so high. The value of the dollar would increase/decrease all goods/services, so that’s not why some tiny houses are so expensive. The cost is so high because certain builders use higher end materials, include pricier appliances, etc. More people are wanting bigger and better THOWS, therefore the building companies are building them and pricing them accordingly.

        Also, humans only have 3 basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. Air isn’t a need because it’s always just there.

        Now for my opinion of this tiny house; it is perfect for me!!! I’d downsize the fridge to apartment size, get a smaller stove, and have separate washer and dryer (stackables), but that’s only so I could add space to the areas that are more important to my individual needs. I’d have to find a way to bring the price down somehow though because it is definitely too expensive for me, but either way, I love this!

  • Dianne
    October 10, 2015, 8:49 pm

    This is lovely. It is spacious and light with lots of windows. I really love the kitchen and lounge area. If it was for me, I would do a couple of things differently, particularly given the length. It should be possible (and is) to have an island bed so you can move around it. I don’t know why the people who plan these insist on placing the bed so it is almost impossible for anyone to make it properly. I also don’t like the toilet in front of the door so I’d need to rearrange the bathroom. I’d get rid of the loft which would significantly reduce the height, and possibly drop the cost a bit. Then it would be my absolutely perfect home. I’m Australian and there is absolutely no way there to buy a house under $150k, not even a small one so this is very reasonable from my perspective.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:39 pm

      I am happy you enjoyed reading! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Carol Perry
    October 10, 2015, 11:07 pm

    I have to agree with the above comments, this tiny home is gorgeous!! I just love the downstairs bedroom. I like that you can access storage under their queen size bed. The bathroom has generous storage for towels and personal items. It’s nice that they have a washer/dryer in their bathroom, I love the fact that they have a normal stove and a full size refrigerator. It comes with a nice build in table. Just love the light color cabinets!! Awesome fireplace, I could visualize myself with a nice cozy fire and sitting there with a glass of wine and cheese and crackers. It’s a really nice tiny house. Enjoy!! Carol Perry

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:39 pm

      🙂 Thanks! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael
    October 11, 2015, 12:16 am

    I agree with Alice H that the sofa should be on the opposite side to enjoy the view instead of the TV but I guess it can be done when the be reverse, too. However, why do I need 13’+ height when there is no loft?
    Escape call that model Traveller so it should be easy to tow, or?
    13,000 lbs is some weight and I guess its unloaded.
    I think when somebody go to this size a gooseneck would be the way to go.Beside that I am missing shutters or sunshades but this is a must here in FL. Otherwise I like it a lot.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:40 pm

      I think the high ceilings are just nice to make it feel open 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Michael
        October 26, 2016, 6:58 am

        But not good when you are on the road as the model says.

  • Julie
    October 11, 2015, 8:26 am

    Love it and would order one if I could afford it!

  • Donna
    October 11, 2015, 8:56 am

    Guys, I look at all these homes literally everyday and I want one. Been wanting one for over 10 years. I want an off the grid tiny home. Tired of the rat race. I don’t know how to make it happen. I feel I need a piece of land first. Then an old streamline RV to get use to living in a small space. Then save to buy a trailer for the tiny house. Then look around for materials, blue prints, or ma OK e my own design and save the money to build. The hardest thing is getting the money together for the land or lot of land, acre of land. Any advice. Live in Toronto, Canada. Ren try is getting ridiculous. A room cost 500 to 600 dollars. A tiny room.

    • Rev
      September 28, 2016, 10:31 pm

      Mexico. Baja is lovely this time of year. If it gets breezy, visit a relative to help in a barn-raising. Pet-sit. Go to Sedona for breathing lessons (Criminy!).

      Nevada desert. No human neighbors for miles. Practice your coyote howl to your heart’s content.

      Thailand. Remember the post about the
      aircrete dome for US$7000. In a mango orchard! Yum!

      RV. No rent. Workkamp. And Baja is still lovely this time of year. More stars than you could count in a hundred lifetimes.

      Boat. Join the SeaGypsyTribes. Instant family.

      Possibilities are endless. And so, it seems, are self-placed self-maintained ceilings.

      Ten years of wanting without having. Did I read that right? Which is more important, the wanting or the having? In a fung shui de-clutter book, she says accomplishing a goal instantly opens a thousand doors… but those doors never existed during the getting-ready-to phase.

      And in closing, best wishes and all that.

      • Natalie
        October 10, 2016, 2:46 pm

        Have you shopped around on Craiglist for land? If you don’t want to mortgage that’s harder, but if you were willing to for the land and build a tiny house for cheap, you might be able to get a great living on something small! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Hugh
    October 11, 2015, 11:14 am

    Nice looking but…

    Don’t forget the mandatory tow vehicle you’re going to need to move this with. $40K and up added to the $72K base price of this trailer…

    And you’ll need a place to park it, can’t live in the Walmart parking lot forever…

    How about local transportation, are you driving that big diesel to the local grocery for a gallon of milk? Not very economical or fun…

    Tiny houses are quickly becoming very expensive once you start factoring in all the hidden costs.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:47 pm

      It’s always good to think about all those things, too! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Kwalk
    October 11, 2015, 10:29 pm

    I really like the layout of this tiny home. Love the first floor bedroom. I would take just a little more space to be able to walk around both sides of the bed. Also looks like a comfortable couch. Many of these don’t seem to have comfortable places to sit and relax at the end of the day but this ones seems to have that without feeling closed in. Love the bathroom with the washer/dryer. Also seems to have plenty of areas for storage, love the shelves running high in the bedroom.

    I agree that many people were designing and building their own tiny homes. Cost was lower, no labor factored in. Now we have contractors, architects, and builders making them. Of course they are going to be more. They have the professional skills and they are going to make a profit. If I had the skills I would love to build my own, but many of us don’t. So we look and drool over the ones where people do.
    We criticize the ones where it isn’t perfect and then berate the ones where the craftmenship is apparent. I come to enjoy and look at what others do and dream of what I would do. Some day!! Thanks Alex, bring them all. Each one has something to enjoy and learn about.

    • Alex
      October 12, 2015, 12:47 pm

      Thanks Kwalk I sure will continue to do so! I appreciate your enthusiasm!

  • Denise
    October 14, 2015, 1:44 am

    Did anyone else catch the irony in the title to this post? “…XL Tiny Home…”

    Beautifully done, and I always love to see a sink in the bathroom and a real flush toilet, *however* a home like this is better built on a foundation because you really can’t tow it anywhere.

    When tiny homes are no longer tiny…

    Again, no dispersion on the craftmanship – that is excellent.

    Alex, what say ye?

    • Eric
      September 26, 2016, 4:10 pm

      But Denise… is there irony? I’m assuming you think that XL can only mean Extra Large. I see it more as saying Excel… and not in the Microsoft way either.

      • Natalie
        October 10, 2016, 2:49 pm

        I think tiny homes have to come in all different sizes in order to accommodate all different people, lifestyles and preferences 🙂 I think it’s great to have micro homes, and then I think it’s great to have something like this — especially for folks who don’t want a loft. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Mara J
    October 26, 2015, 12:00 am

    This is darn near perfect for what I’ve been looking for! My fiance and I, while a young couple, face one challenge when looking at most of these tiny houses and that is head clearance. While I’m average height and could make do with most spaces, my fiance’s stands 6’5″, restricting having much of anything with a second “story” in a TH on wheels.

  • Nanny M
    November 3, 2015, 2:46 pm

    This is beautiful and looks comfortable. We can use the ideas and build one for less. It’s possible that some people would like to live tiny without needing an inexpensive place. Remember the CEO of Virgin?

  • Linda
    November 3, 2015, 5:04 pm

    I simply love it! Everything I’d want in a tiny house. I don’t think its so expensive since I live in New York you’d never find a small house for under 300,00 in a decent neighborhood.

    • Eric
      September 26, 2016, 4:12 pm

      Gads!!! There’s decent neighbourhoods in New York??? Who woulda thunk? rg&dfc

  • Diana Diaz
    November 3, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I love this little house so well build… here in Seattle WA they don’t let you do much on your own property. I think Portland OR and other cities that are building code relaxed are where we all need to move to,

    I think the building code folks are really the most evil bunch of our government that’s for sure!

  • Bobbie
    November 5, 2015, 9:17 am

    So many of you sound like realtors. You all think that size directly determines price. Not to me. I would pay more for 600 sq ft with the high end surfaces than for 1200 sq ft without them and there are a lot of people that agree. I have put a LOT of money into a 1959 ranch and it costs a fortune to do that so a
    I appreciate when someone has done those things and kept it affordable.

    • Sondra
      December 4, 2015, 1:08 pm

      What you said and the fact that places in Southern California, you couldn’t own a house for this cheap. And the person up in the FB threads saying $100k for San Francisco ? You’re high $100k would get you a tiny apartment if you’re lucky !! It’s being priced so high now, people are leaving in droves, can’t afford SF any longer !

      • Peggy
        June 10, 2016, 7:31 pm

        I thought the same as you and then realized that SF probably refers to single family.

  • Rhonda N
    November 10, 2015, 12:01 am

    Agreed. I don’t want to overhaul a 60 year old house. And then there’s the efficiency in utilities, a long term benefit. It’s hard to replicate that in a traditional house without gutting it.

  • valerie
    December 4, 2015, 11:59 am

    I love it and if I could I would get this plan most diffidently.

  • Curtis johnson
    December 7, 2015, 9:34 am

    Love the layout but this TH is very expensive.
    I live in rural Il on 1.2 acres in 980sq ft home (living space 2br and full bathroom )with full basement w/extra 3/4 bath(not included in living space because not finished just concrete walls) and attached 2 car garage and a 7×10 shop/storage building. All update and a new roof this yr. Paided $80000 10yrs ago and did all updating myself with another $17000. Todays value $125000 and only $97000 invested. So how can this TH to be a money saver. I could build for so much less

    • kristina nadreau
      March 26, 2016, 4:00 pm

      please do not compare apples and oranges. rural Illinois is not coastal California or other desirable urban centers. 10 years ago is definitely not now. and most of the people on this site can not build a bird house! building takes SKILLS. manual skills, design skills, knowledge of available mechanical equipment. for example most of the people who follow Alex have zero experience with a cistern or septic or the water pressure in pounds per square inch needed to run a tank-less propane water heater. How about, do most readers here know how many air changes per hour are needed in their tiny house, or how having propane heaters affects the number of air exchanges. Do you and they know the difference in function between a split unit AC or a window unit? these factors are just a few of the factors to be considered when building any housing. Tiny housing has additional requirements and challenges.

  • Canyon Man
    February 2, 2016, 10:38 pm

    I would like to express a point of view on the cost of some tiny houses. One cannot only look at the cost of the house and get a true, full picture of the cost of living. I live in the S.W. where some tract homes that sell for around $140,000, some of the cheapest in the present market cost around $300 per month just to cool in the normal 105-115 degree temperature range with occasional highs of 120. Basic water and sewer in my neighborhood starts at $100 per month. Property tax is $900 with house insurance about $400. This does not include upkeep and maintenance. A quality tiny house would significantly cut many of these costs. Over thirty years that savings alone would be significant. I just talked to a man who bought two acres in S.W. New Mexico for $1200. Some of these areas allow tiny houses. Of course, one lives farther from convenience as well as shopping. Some of this lifestyle depends on each person. It is not for everyone to live in remote areas, so others look for land in areas that allow such a house where there is more shopping, schools, medical and other convenient services. I will suggest look for county’s you like and contact their building department. I have seen two county’s side by side have vastly different opinions on this matter.

    • kristina nadreau
      March 26, 2016, 4:02 pm

      thank you for the voice of reason.

  • Barbara
    February 3, 2016, 8:51 am

    I saw this house last month at the huge RV show in Tampa (my sole reason for attending the show), and this is still my very favorite tiny house on wheels. It is absolutely gorgeous, and has the best layout for older folks (who can’t handle lofts) of any tiny I’ve ever seen, bar none. I’d like to build several, live in one, and rent out the others to tourists when we move! I spoke to Randy about building them in Costa Rica, and when we get there and find land, I may do just that!

  • Yaffa Brautigam
    February 6, 2016, 10:58 am

    I love this one, too…but I would have a skylight, less windows (or smaller), and a solid front door. I’d feel too vulnerable with only glass between me and any intruders. I *do* like the beds in the loft, though…so I could do w/less sq. ft. , and therefore, less cost.

  • Kerri Clark
    March 31, 2016, 10:07 pm

    I am disabled and on a limited income with teens. Thanks for the first floor bedroom! Would you be able to make some changes to the Traveler XL bathroom by putting on a walk-in shower with grab bars and to fit a shower seat? Also, how about the ability to put in a raised toilet with grab bar behind? Another thing I wondered about was making the bath and kitchen counters a bit taller as I’m 6ft. female with back issues. I thought about taller kick drawers on the bottom??? Also, how wide is the gas range, could there be a narrower one so that a small dishwash can be put in? I already spend 2 summer in the upper Midwest, the rest in AZ. Finally, is there some place a motorized scooter lift can be put???
    ****For those of thinking the that the tiny house mpvement is being lost in this larger floor plan, you couldn’t be further from the truth! The Baby Boomer population is growing daily, Seniors are living longer and there is a huge segment of our population that is disabled. A house, apartment or traditional RV’s are difficult to live in for because they do not have wide enough areas that are needed to get around in (cruthes, walkers, etc.) and unable to climb up ladders or steep stairs. I’m young yet and prior to my disability, I was very active and planned to travel the world, once the kids are off to college, but life changes things. Please just don’t be to quick to pass judgement, Ok? We all have different needs. Thank you!

  • Cindy Hastings
    April 26, 2016, 2:48 pm

    This is THE perfect tiny house for me. Currently live in a 5th wheel, and have been living tiny for some time (which makes me one of the fortunate ones who has a place to put a tiny home), but getting tired of being cold all the time or throwing money out the window trying to heat a unit with essentially no to very little insulation. I live in southern Oregon and housing prices are insane. Nothing available below $99k, and anything that low should rightfully be condemned. So, a tiny house, THIS tiny house, is the perfect solution for me. I too appreciate the main floor bedroom (60 years old and not getting any younger), the full kitchen (since I love to cook and bake, and that just isn’t happening with an RV propane oven with uneven heat), and a REAL tub! Saving now for a down payment on the Escape Traveler XL! I lived a good part of my life in WI/MN before moving out west and appreciate that the builders of the Traveler XL (being from Rice Lake and all) know how to build something that will keep you warm efficiently! Can’t wait to order mine!!!

  • Mary Lowe
    June 24, 2016, 4:24 pm

    One thing I haven’t heard anyone mention on any of these comments on any tiny houses is whether anyone has been able to obtain insurance on their houses. Ones made from buses (with motor) would have different insurance, more like a motor home. I’m curious as I haven’t heard it mentioned on HGTV’s Tiny Home shows either.

  • Dorothy Gardiner
    June 27, 2016, 8:33 pm

    Perfect for me. Has everything I want. AND it’s beautiful! Now to sell my place, and find where I Could park this. . .

    • Vicki Lingle
      January 6, 2017, 7:13 pm

      Keep the house & rent it out. Select a starter tiny home the city lets you park in your driveway & live in that. You have now kept the equity in your house, which you will need when you talk to the bank about a loan so you can buy a nice property for your ultimate tiny home location. You have also increased your income by the amount of the rent. A win-win all the way around.

  • Mary Dixon
    September 26, 2016, 11:02 am

    I wouldn’t have the fireplace and probably not have a sofa in there. What we need is enough space for two “work stations” for two adults. My work is knitting & spinning and some entertainment on a computer. The other station is for whatever my companion does on a computer. Enough room for the two of us!

    September 26, 2016, 11:45 am

    Another tiny house from the traveler series of tiny houses that this builder has created, and is always a pleasure to see again… It is just so clean and refreshing to see those white pine walls and beautiful glass windows that lets in so much light that just highlights this house making it inviting, very neat and functional looking….

  • Kim Gorman
    September 26, 2016, 12:13 pm

    I love the spacious (for a tiny house) floor plan. The bedroom on the ground floor is perfect. I wouldn’t want to use a ladder or even stairs everyday to go up to my bedroom. The huge Windows bring the outside in. But I’m not in love with all the wood. I would prefer to see white or light colored walls. All in all tho, it’s a beautiful home.

  • jm
    September 26, 2016, 2:51 pm

    But as considered a mobile home you can only get a “loan” for 6 or 7 years. Puts it out of the ballpark for most anyway…

  • Lola
    October 10, 2016, 8:56 am

    Now this is a tiny pretty sure I could live in. Now if I just had that elusive Money Tree!

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:51 pm

      That’s always my problem too 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Barnie
      December 26, 2016, 4:35 pm

      Agreed! lol

  • Melissa
    October 10, 2016, 10:13 am

    I like this. Normally I would not be a fan of all the wood and I love wood. Here it does not look or feel boxy. It is bright and there is lots of light. Maybe a little more contrast in the flooring.? I love all the nooks and crannies for storage. I understand why the gas or electric fireplace, I’m just not a fan. For athesthics I think these fake fires are goofy. I’d rather just a heater and a wood burning fireplace/stove if I want to look at a fire or even an outdoor firepit, that’s just me. Decor is rather bland/neutral, yet calming. I’d need to add a punch of color. For staging this is understood. Anywho, this is a nice home. Love the bedroom downstairs.

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:52 pm

      Downstairs bedrooms can be awesome! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Glema
    October 26, 2016, 6:48 am

    I love the light color in the wood. Keeps things from becoming cave like and gloomy. Add some nice art work with vibrant colors and wala beautiful! Although to me, it already is beautiful, just so you know. Thanks so much for sharing. Thanks Natalie.
    Happy trails and God bless you all.

  • Sylvester Riel
    December 9, 2016, 11:40 am

    Thank you for reposting this, Alex. I had lost track of it. This is definitely one of my favorites. For me this has the best layout for any tiny home in the ~30ft range. Well done.

    • Natalie
      December 12, 2016, 1:45 pm

      Our pleasure 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Mel
    December 9, 2016, 1:58 pm

    I love this Tiny XL home! It has everything I want and it so beautifully done. I would probably want a loft (so our adult child would have a place to sleep when he came to visit). I don’t have the expertise, the patience, or the time to build one of these, so I would rather leave it to the experts. This is inexpensive if you live in California or even in a suburban area in Oregon or Washington. If you can find land for $50,000 or less and buy one of these, you are living inexpensively out west. It is hard for other people to understand this in other states where they can buy a home for less than $100,000. You get spoiled living on the west coast.

    If anyone has any ideas of where to buy land in Northern California, Oregon, or Washington where one of these can be tiny home (either on wheels or a foundation) can be placed, please post info.
    Thank you!

    • Natalie
      December 12, 2016, 1:40 pm

      It’s true! Location makes all the difference with land/house prices and not everyone can purchase a home on a piece of land for under $100K. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Jenn
    December 24, 2016, 3:33 pm

    This is stunning!!

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 12:04 pm

      I agree! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • LP
    August 5, 2017, 7:32 pm

    Very nice floor plan with no ladder to climb! Great!

  • Angela
    December 29, 2018, 9:10 pm

    Now THIS is a tiny house I could move right in to without a hitch! Everything thought of-full kitchen and bathroom with standard toilet- bedroom on main floor, washer/dryer combo unit, even an optional fireplace! Kudos to the designer/s of this house!

  • Susan
    April 5, 2019, 10:42 am

    I love this one, especially the 1st floor bedroom. I would probably eliminate the tub for a shower to add a little more storage space. Although the fireplace is beautiful, I’d most like prefer a smaller heating feature, again to add a little more storage. I’m seeing a lot more 1st floor beds, and this makes me very happy. I have more choices now!

  • Kathleen
    July 25, 2019, 5:57 pm

    Absolutely perfect for an elder one…whom can’t go up a ladder/stairs!!!
    I like this floorplan for me !

  • Rita J
    November 24, 2019, 6:48 pm

    This is lovely EXCEPT why would anyone put a toilet in front of an opening door at the end of a hallway? Someone is going to leave that door open, most of the time, and the energy of having a toilet dominate the space is not attractive.

  • Rusty
    November 26, 2019, 1:18 pm

    I like this model, but would like it to be 34′ long to add 2″ to the bedroom and 2″ to the living area; also walk in shower instead of tub. Ten feet wide would make it perfect

  • María Cristina Negrón
    November 26, 2019, 9:07 pm

    Hi…love tiny, but how do you dress your bed in such spaces…??????

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