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Tampa Bay ESCAPE Tiny House Village, Now Open… (New Video And Latest Photos)


This is the Tampa Bay ESCAPE Village which is now open. Update: New photos added, including a map of the village, newly landscaped tiny homes, and video footage of my recent visit here. 

You can live here full time or part-time and first units are available now see below how to get more information if you’re interested. Showings will be available by appointment only beginning on 5/21/20, at which points units at the park become available for sale. Please, learn more below! And be sure to check out the new video preview below (just added).

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Tampa Bay ESCAPE Village Tiny House Community in Florida

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There’s a community center that consists of two Escape Space units and a deck

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This is unit #2. An Escape Traveler XL.

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Unit #10 is the black ONE XL. Unit #9 is a ONE XL with a white interior. Both are super cool!

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This is unit #3, a Traveler XL wide.

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Unit #9, the ONE XL in white.

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Unit #10, the ONE XL with black metal siding.

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This is the Mobile Home unit (lot #6) with its own Escape Space companion shed!

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Traveler XL WIDE Tiny House

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One-Off, Escape Mobile Home With Two Bed, Two Bath Design… This One Will Be On Sale Soon!

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I believe this one is a special Escape Vista Boho XL Wide…

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A map of the Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village

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The Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Escape Park Model That’s Built Like A Cabin! Full Tour Here.

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Most of the units face the common area which gives you a more private front yard since you are not facing another unit from the front door.

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What was said to be a large mango tree on the property actually turned out to be a Kumquat tree… Ever had one of those?

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VIDEO: My Visit To The Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village

VIDEO TOUR/Preview of Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village…

Highlights

  • Lot rental rates run $400-600 and include water, septic, garbage, and assigned parking. Additional charges for your power, cable, internet, and LP.
  • Each lot has a private deck with lush landscaping and maximum spacing between each other, unlike most other parks.
  • Large grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, salons, and other businesses are within walking distance.
  • These units will be released for sale on 5/21/20 at 10am EDT. Please check here at that time.

You can live in the Village full time or part time and featured units will include special ONE, ONE XL, Traveler XL and Boho XL models. We will be releasing the first units for sale within 30 days at special pre-grand opening prices. Units are very limited so if you have an interest in living affordably in the warmth and sunshine and want to be first on the list, email us at [email protected]

Learn more

=> https://www.escapetampabay.com/ | ESCAPE THOWs on Sale Now

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  • Avatar Rebekah
    December 18, 2019, 11:39 am

    I’m looking forward to following this!

    • Avatar Urko
      December 19, 2019, 10:02 am

      The ONE unit retails @ $49,999.00.

      Not impressed.

      • Avatar James D.
        December 21, 2019, 10:54 pm

        Based on what, exactly?

        • Avatar Eric
          December 22, 2019, 3:42 pm

          James, I totally concur. And it retails at $49,800… hasn’t even got his/her facts straight.

          Had a look at their website. Externally nothing flash. Inside actually quite nice.

  • Avatar Jerry Dycus
    December 18, 2019, 7:49 pm

    Sounds interesting but don’t even say where it is so beware. A nice business model though. There are 100s of private mobile home lots around Tampa with dead trailers cheap. So just recycle the MH and put 1 or more of these on it.

    • Avatar James D.
      December 18, 2019, 9:02 pm

      From their FAQ, quote…

      “The Village sits just off a brand new four lane highway with direct access to I-4 and less than a mile from direct access to I-75. The University of South Florida is only 5 miles away, downtown Tampa is only 12 miles and Orlando and Sarasota are both less than an hour.”

      • Avatar Jerry Dycus
        December 19, 2019, 1:14 am

        I read that and not even remotely good enough.
        Without an address, no one should do any business with them.

        • Avatar James D.
          December 19, 2019, 1:40 am

          Well, they’re not open for business yet… Site says less than 90 days to go for Q1 2020… While initial opening will only be with ten units and some of those are already slated to be rentals. So they may not be seeking anyone to do business with them quite yet and just want people to be aware for when they do open their doors…

          Being a new property, though, they may not have been officially given a address yet but can always contact the county officials to confirm as that’ll be part of the official records even if it still only has a temporary site ID number…

          So, we’ll see… Caution is always advised but it’s a bit early yet to be sure of anything…

        • Avatar Ken B
          April 3, 2020, 10:15 am

          You are absolutely correct Sir

  • Avatar Jo Melton
    January 11, 2020, 8:57 pm

    I am familiar with Tampa, I lived in SpringHill and worked in New Port Richey. Is this Village anywhere near US40 or US19 ?

  • Avatar Melissa Robinson
    February 5, 2020, 7:37 pm

    I’m in Gainesville but looking to leave this area in the near future. My youngest child was accepted to several FL colleges including FSU (my oldest child is a senior there now finishing her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and working as a TA in the Organic Chemistry Lab), FL Tech, and USF. We’re waiting on UF to release their fall acceptance decisions. At this point, my youngest/son Jake is very much leaning towards accepting USF’s offer. If the heads to Tampa, I’ll most likely follow him. I’m hoping this new tiny village will eventually accept other tiny house styles b/c I’m not a fan of any Boho models but I’m definitely interested in living in the new tiny house village!

  • Avatar jacqui McPhillips
    March 17, 2020, 11:31 am

    Retired and thinking about selling home and downsizing. Can’t find any info on what exactly Escape Tiny Home Village is all about i.e. size of site, number of spaces, rent lots? What comes with rent? Any lots for sale? Would appreciate some info as soon as possible, as I’m researching buying into a co-housing community and this might be an alternative for me.
    Jacqui

  • Avatar Dick
    March 25, 2020, 5:48 pm

    I wonder, will they put some Escape Classics (https://tinyhousetalk.com/392-sq-ft-escape-cabin/) in the village? That’s my favorite model, although the 2BR mobile home is a very close second.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      March 26, 2020, 2:06 pm

      Good question! We will have to wait and see.

  • Avatar Kim
    March 25, 2020, 5:58 pm

    Escape has another property in Wisconsin…they are very well known and are the up and up as far as their business. I only hesitate because of “mass” production. Just know you will be near a university. I personally like their village in Wisconsin but don’t want to live in Wisconsin https://www.canoebay.com/.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      March 26, 2020, 2:05 pm

      Thanks for sharing that other location! Perhaps the cheese enthusiasts will want a spot, haha.

  • Avatar William Miles
    April 2, 2020, 9:49 pm

    Will you send me information about your largest size, square footage, size, and price. Do your homes qualify for a VA loan

    • Avatar Dick
      April 3, 2020, 7:31 pm

      @William, this is a site for those of us who are interested in tiny house living, but Alex isn’t a broker for tiny house sales and doesn’t have the information you’re asking for. You’ll need to contact Escape directly, using the “Learn More” links at the bottom of the article.

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
        April 6, 2020, 3:09 pm

        Thanks, Dick. Exactly right!

  • Avatar ATBScott
    April 3, 2020, 12:39 pm

    Rental space pricing for those that buy is actually reasonable. $450/Mo and includes water/sewer and garbage… utilities for power and internet need to be added in, but I have seen so many of these ‘villages’ that want $700 a month or so. The Escape designs are not necessarily fancy on the outside, but look to be practical and probably great for a student. Also, the units are close enough to each other that a WiFi connection could probably be shared by a couple of units.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 6, 2020, 3:10 pm

      Great insight!

    • Avatar Jacqui McPhillips
      May 27, 2020, 10:24 am

      What other communities, if any, do you have similar to Escape in Tampa? My preference would be to co-own the land and any amenities if possible. If not possible , I can live with the space rental. I have two Yorkies, so am not eligible to purchase and live at Escape. as there is a one pet rule.

  • Avatar Rebekah
    April 3, 2020, 1:54 pm

    I am so thrilled to see this happening!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 6, 2020, 3:09 pm

      Me too!

  • Avatar SABRINA WARREN
    April 7, 2020, 5:38 pm

    That’s neither a mango nor a kumquat tree. It’s a loquat. 🙂

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 8, 2020, 1:39 pm

      Thanks, Sabrina!

  • Avatar Chad
    April 8, 2020, 10:21 am

    Good Day,
    Others have added so here’s mine:
    needs a ‘community house’ (a ‘big room’ as) a place w/laundry, common space to break dwn bulk products, have parties, rent for outside grps to use, have neighborhood mtgs, performance space, dances, (that ‘3rd space’ all ways talked abt), community dinner, fund raisers, community business, etc…
    This cul-de-sac is minimal size (about 16 ppl) I’d shoot for 30. Also get cars to cluster at entry, have ‘out door play space’ (kids, community garden) instead of car space. Attend to landscaping that has beauty and variety (huge native trees, lill ground covers & in-between stories). U have nicely designed habitats (bldgs), quality exterior finishes. Vary a lill (hight, shape, finish) but find a unifying theme (as U have now just vary some more).
    Great job here, not much more to change !
    – -Chad
    Community Builder

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 8, 2020, 1:34 pm

      All great ideas, Chad!

    • Avatar Jacqui McPhillips
      May 27, 2020, 10:32 am

      Chad, you describe an intentional community or co-Housing community, which is what I’m seeking with small cottages and tiny homes. There are many seeking this type of community. I am purchasing in this type of sustainable eco community in. Costa Rica but would also want to live part of year in a similar Community in Florida or would consider another state. Can we discuss?
      Jacqui MvPhillips

  • Avatar Chad
    April 10, 2020, 11:14 am

    Ms McKee,
    I see ur comments. How are you involved? I know Alex…
    Thnx
    – -Chad
    Networker

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 10, 2020, 2:57 pm

      Hi Chad! I worked for Tiny House Talk a couple years ago and I just got back on board recently. I’ll be writing some blog posts and helping with social media.

  • Avatar Chad
    April 11, 2020, 11:42 pm

    Ahhhh, OK.
    Thnx.
    I C U on some other post’s ‘reactions” so I understand, some
    times it takes me awhile. U shortened that.
    Again thnx,
    – -Chad
    Community Builder
    Affordable Housing Advocate

  • Avatar Candace W Bogardy
    May 19, 2020, 9:41 pm

    Knowing FL like I do, Escape would do well to put the unit that has a screened in porch. Too many “no see’ems” in Florida.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 20, 2020, 1:38 pm

      That’s a good idea!

  • Avatar Laura Licata
    May 26, 2020, 10:59 pm

    I don’t understand how this works. Do you buy the home and then also pay a lot fee every month?

  • Avatar Becky Goellner
    June 10, 2020, 2:33 pm

    Can I tour this tiny home village?

  • Avatar robert summers
    June 28, 2020, 5:31 pm

    would like to come look at the deveopment

  • Avatar Pamela Winter
    July 8, 2020, 11:25 am

    That’s a LOQUAT tree, not a kumquat tree.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      July 9, 2020, 11:50 am

      Thanks, Pamela!

  • Avatar Mrs C Cromer
    August 3, 2020, 12:47 am

    I’d like to tour the site. Is there any time available on Friday

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 3, 2020, 12:07 pm

      Hi Mrs C Cromer — you need to email [email protected] in order to set up a time to visit.

  • Avatar Cunthia Gabriel
    August 5, 2020, 8:38 pm

    Are you allowed to have cats?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 6, 2020, 8:05 am

      The site says, “For owners of units, small, well-behaved pets are allowed. One pet per unit.”

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