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Escape’s Mid-Century Modern N1 Tiny Home

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We just got some new pictures of the N1 Model from Escape, and had to show you this amazing build again!

They created this sleek single-floor home as a one-of-a-kind project for their tiny house village, but because of the overwhelmingly positive response they received, they’re going to develop a smaller version to become one of their production models. Exciting news.

Enjoy the new photos (including a floor plan), and watch the video tour at the end of the post, too.

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A Modern Tiny Home with TWO Bathrooms

New Photos of Escape’s Mid-Century Modern N1

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The wall of windows lets you enjoy the view.

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Super sleek kitchen.

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The TV is set into the wall, and the whole house is “smart.”

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Can you believe there’s a sectional in a tiny house?! So cool.

New Photos of Escape’s Mid-Century Modern N1 2

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Bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

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Here’s the full bath, but there’s also a half bath on the other side of the house.

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The floor plan helps you see it all!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • jerry dycus
    July 12, 2021, 6:13 am

    I really like it except they wasted so much space and way too much windows.
    The sliding doors prevent 30% of the floor space and most of the length of the house from being used for furniture, storage, etc.
    You can get full view from a 3′ high window and much harder for those outside to see inside. Plus better insulation for lower energy bills and make it cheaper to go solar.
    The best reason for a flat roof is as a party deck up in the cooling breeze and away from insects and in many cases a better view.
    That said as it is, it’s better than most homes.

    • July 12, 2021, 12:08 pm

      I am in total agreement with your assessment. True it hits most of my buttons with the 1/2 bath(although my design has it combined with the utility room and a nice Garden door to a hanging herb garden Balcony) That window wall would only be worthwhile sitting on a waterfront or a high point with view….But even then it would be hard to justify energy costs. And of course to fit with the Park Model design guide, my exterior is 11’8″ X 34′ Back to back plumbing to cut costs. Simple Induction cook top with Convection/Micro over and Dishwasher with duel deep sink. I like to put 36″ X 12″ awning windows at countertop level in my kitchens. I will use the same windows in my master bath at ceiling. As I design for seniors, I usually put in a 42″ X 60″ rough Opening at the end of the kitchen counter for a window seat slide out starting about 12″ from finish floor(wall framing suitably braced) as small dining for two is the norm. I am currently seeking a supplier of copper clad window seat slides(one style to match those at Hogwarts).

    • David Pedersen
      July 14, 2021, 10:01 am

      I do not agree on this. If those windows are low energy, like we use here in Scandinavia, then this house will be passively heated, by the sun, during the day. The heat will then last all night and save on heating cost. And it is actually not impossible to furnish a house like this.

    • Donald L Bons
      December 30, 2021, 9:45 pm

      Uuuum. This structure is 54 feet long and 12 wide. Pretty much standard single wide size. Why not just go for a regular old single wide instead of picking apart this. It’s a stylistic choice to go with this, and should be based on climate, location, etc. All of you concerns can be dealt with by simply buying an existing single wide or park model home. I think its great for what it is, not my tea, but great just the same

  • Donna Rae
    July 12, 2021, 1:02 pm

    WOW! Wonderfully light and spacious! I would definitely be able to live in this and even though this comes as close to perfect as possible, I can see how some of the other suggestions might add some usability to those glass walls. Adding a 3′ wall in the section by the kitchen might make that space a little more usable…perhaps a bar for eating/working/crafts or just some extra storage. But oh, the views with full walls! Either way, it’s really, really nice!!!

    • Alex
      July 13, 2021, 12:39 pm

      Thanks, Donna, so glad you like it!

  • Linda Baker
    July 12, 2021, 1:16 pm

    One of the best layouts I’ve be seen, I agree with previous comments about less be windows, more wall area and back to back plumbing and how about a slide out eating area to increase ease of movement through kitchen area.

  • Susan
    July 12, 2021, 3:11 pm

    This is the one for me! I understand the window issue, both for usable space, and privacy. It would need a somewhat secluded area, with great views. I’ll have to work on getting rid of all my junk….

    • Alex
      July 13, 2021, 12:40 pm

      Happy that you found something you really like!

  • Hudson
    July 12, 2021, 5:12 pm

    Can’t imagine all those windows in hurricane country. Will there be some kind of shutters/security system available with the house?

    • Eric
      July 14, 2021, 7:22 am

      Nah! Instant air conditioning. rotflmao

    • Donna Rae
      January 2, 2022, 2:59 pm

      It’s strange to me to read complaints of too much counter space. Even if you don’t do a lot of food prep, counters are versatile. Fold clothes, do crafts or art projects, put together puzzles, start seedlings, wrap presents…use your imagination! Personally, I wonder how people function with tiny kitchenettes! Yes, one CAN live with no counters if you are forced to but it leaves you with so few choices. Isn’t it wonderful that we all can choose what suits our own preferences??? Hurray!!!

      • James D.
        January 2, 2022, 8:53 pm

        Yes, it’s best we can all choose what we prefer but it’s more that people make different choices than limit their choices.

        Since, there’s usually a multitude of ways to do things, some suit certain people more than others is all… Like some may prefer the flexibility and wider options available with a kitchen island, for example, or they may prefer a regular table they can sit at as their multi-use space… Some may even prefer the kitchen be out of the way for most of what they do or they prefer multiple dedicated spaces rather than a single multi-use space… More often than not the choice is just doing it differently…

  • Eric
    July 14, 2021, 6:12 am

    What on earth…. is a sectional?

    • James D.
      July 14, 2021, 7:26 am

      It’s a type of modular sofa, basically two or more pieces that can be configured in different ways for more flexible layout and function.

  • David Pedersen
    July 14, 2021, 10:19 am

    This is a really nice house. I could see myself living in it. And I do not get the discussion about the windows. If they are low energy windows, this house will be passively heated by the sun and save money on a lot of heating and have a smaller CO2 footprint. With some nice floor plants, in front of the windows, this would be perfect. I do not see why you would clutter up the space with more furnitures. If one lacks a desk, you could build in a drop-leaf desk, with shelves behind it, where the dresser is in the bedroom – you could just remove the small window over the dresser, so there would be space for the drop-leaf desk. And make a bed with drawers underneath.

    • David Pedersen
      July 14, 2021, 10:24 am

      Though there is one thing I am always puzzled about: Why do American stoves have the knobs at the wall? Here we have them on the front – right above the oven – so you do not have to reach over cooking pots and pans and risk burning your arm.

      • James D.
        July 14, 2021, 8:21 pm

        Not an American thing, just a type of range. There’s Freestanding Ranges, Slide-In Ranges, and Front-Control Ranges.

        It’s Freestanding Ranges that can have the controls either up front or in the rear on the console (AKA back splash) that rises above the cooking surface.

        Front Control Ranges are the newer type that’s most common now, while Slide-In Ranges are typically in new construction and tend to need to be custom fitted. So when adding a range, and not need to worry about custom fitting it, then it’s usually Freestanding or Front Control but Front Control Ranges are the most common now…

        Knobs can also be on top either front, side, or back, for the cooktop ranges that can be installed into a counter top, separate from the oven…

        While some may prefer the knobs be on the rear console because use of the oven can make the knobs hot to the touch when they’re up front and there’s less chance of knocking into the knobs by accident and changing the settings when they’re on the rear console, for those who like to get close and be able to look above what they’re cooking.

      • Natalie C. McKee
        July 15, 2021, 5:33 am

        I will note that the knobs on the front are a huge pain if you have toddlers interested in turning on the knobs…

        • Eric
          December 30, 2021, 9:41 pm

          Same in New Zealand. Historically they were at the back but tastes change and front ones became the norm.

          Knobs that are at the front have a push down mechanism before switching on. Safety first. So not really an issue. I’ve NEVER heard of an issue in New Zealand where young kids have defeated the safety mechanism.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 15, 2021, 5:34 am

      Precisely. I think modern windows do away with many of the concerns of the past (in terms of it getting too cold).

  • Sue Roberson
    July 30, 2021, 7:45 pm

    I love this! I’m a big window fan…

  • Beverly Boone
    July 31, 2021, 8:21 pm

    I love the windows. Wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Edward Becerra
    September 5, 2021, 7:31 pm

    For two people – or even one – it might be better to have a smaller range to save space, along with a slimmer refrigerator/freezer. The entire kitchen section could then be made much smaller, OR give the same size with a greater amount of counter space.

    I know, I’m in my late 50’s, live alone, mostly live out of a freezer & microwave, and rarely use more than two burners on my four burner stove which is far too large for a single person.

    Why do so MANY tiny homes have kitchens that are still designed as if you’re going to host and cook for an entire family of five for Thanksgiving or Christmas? I get that some folks are moving entire families into tiny homes and making it work, but what about singles and couples who don’t entertain and hold dinner parties? There should be options for downsizing kitchens to just the essentials.

    • September 6, 2021, 10:57 am

      Edward you have reached the dilemma…As we age a lot of times our eyesight, hearing and memory suffers, so why being independent would have room and function for a dozen makes no sense. We find a two burner Induction cooktop, Air Fryer, microwave and dishwasher pretty much covers kitchen needs. Why anyone would use ANYTHING other than a cabinet depth Fridge in a tiny home evades sanity. Picturing this unit in a typical Seniors mobile park anywhere in the south 10 feet from the next unit can’t justify the floor to ceiling windows to me. Scandinavia may have some Solar recovery value, but the South in the USA is looking for cool 75% of the year… And the difference of the amount of sun between Scandinavia and Arizona is on a 400% scale…

      • Edward Becerra
        September 6, 2021, 6:16 pm

        I prefer a small fridge, but a large(ish) freezer. The small fridges usually come with that silly “freeze some icecube trays” section that requires regular defrosting, which is annoying. Best compromise I’ve found? A small bar fridge with no freezer to keep refrigerated items cold, and a separate one to two cubic foot freezer. I’ve found the small cabinet freezers used by hospitals to keep samples and medications frozen solid works quite well and allows me to stock up whenever there’s a sale in the frozen food section.

        Does squick the neighbors when they notice the brand name on the freezer. 🙂

        • Natalie C. McKee
          September 9, 2021, 7:36 am

          Brilliant solution! I agree, those ice tray things are terrible haha.

    • James D.
      September 6, 2021, 8:14 pm

      Something to consider is that kitchens and bathrooms are what many consider the key functionality required for a home to be livable for the long term and thus can be the hardest for people to scale down from what they may be used to in a larger home and thus tends to be what gets prioritized for space usage.

      Even among those who are willing to scale down, what any person may consider the minimum sufficient size and optimal design of the kitchen is something that many people can disagree on, as it not only depends on how many people it will serve but also their style of cooking and/or food preparation, choices in appliances and cookware, and whether any additional features or functions are to be integrated into the kitchen area.

      There’s also the factor of people considering the resale value of the home or considering that their needs may change someday. So designs may reflect the need to be flexible and adaptable as well as appealable to a wider range of people…

      Dominant among these factors is the concern about having sufficient counter top space, which can warrant keeping the kitchen larger even when scaling down to smaller cooktops and other options in the kitchen.

      There’s also people who feel the kitchen is unusable if there isn’t, in their opinion, sufficient counter top space, too small of a sink, etc. that is especially the case for people who like to cook and may feel more comfortable when they have plenty of space to work with in the kitchen or for people who may be loath to give up too many of their appliances and cookware even if they only cook for themselves or just a few…

      It isn’t always the case, there are people who are perfectly fine with even a kitchenette, which is very basic, but there’s just also people who would consider that horrible to be limited to and as most tiny houses are custom, they reflect what the owners prioritize…

      But there are options for downsizing for those it can work for, even to the point that some options even allow for portable kitchens.

      For example, for fridges, there’s options like drawer fridge that are easier to integrate into kitchen counter cabinets and doesn’t mix fridge and freezer functionality like mini-fridges often do, with a two drawer system you can set one or either to be either the fridge or freezer… More energy efficient options like DC powered fridges may also allow for a variety of options that fits small spaces, can be portable, and can be custom to a specific need/use case… Among other examples…

      It’s just like many things in the market, there’s more options than you may be used to seeing, as what’s often shown is just what’s trending/popular now. However, that doesn’t cover everything that’s out there and people can also be creative and not have to do everything the same as others. Thus why tiny living is often associated with out of the box thinking but that’s something that may be hard to get used to as often people believe their options are more limited than they actually are, because that’s what they’re used to, or they may just be resistant to the idea of allowing themselves to make different choices… Some people just have to free their minds to unlock the possibilities…

  • Susan
    December 30, 2021, 8:57 pm

    Well…I simply love it!

  • Laila
    March 16, 2022, 2:13 pm

    I really like this unit too! My only change would be to have counter height windows in the kitchen section only, move the table over against that window wall and have a small island to work on while looking out the windows.

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