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 the 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).
Update: 4/4/2021 – This phase of the village has been sold out but the good news is that phase two of the village is under development right now with approximately 23 tiny houses being built for long-term residents. Learn more here.
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Tampa Bay ESCAPE Village Tiny House Community in Florida
There’s a community center that consists of two Escape Space units and a deck
This is unit #2. An Escape Traveler XL.
Unit #10 is the black ONE XL. Unit #9 is a ONE XL with a white interior. Both are super cool!
This is unit #3, a Traveler XL wide.
Unit #9, the ONE XL in white.
Unit #10, the ONE XL with black metal siding.
This is the Mobile Home unit (lot #6) with its own Escape Space companion shed!
Traveler XL WIDE Tiny House
One-Off, Escape Mobile Home With Two Bed, Two Bath Design… This One Will Be On Sale Soon!
I believe this one is a special Escape Vista Boho XL Wide…
A map of the Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village
The Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Escape Park Model That’s Built Like A Cabin! Full Tour Here.
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.
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?
VIDEO: My Visit To The Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village
VIDEO TOUR/Preview of Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village…
- 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]
=> https://www.escapetampabay.com/ | ESCAPE THOWs on Sale Now
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I’m looking forward to following this!
The ONE unit retails @ $49,999.00.
Based on what, exactly?
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.
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.
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.”
I read that and not even remotely good enough.
Without an address, no one should do any business with them.
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…
You are absolutely correct Sir
I am familiar with Tampa, I lived in SpringHill and worked in New Port Richey. Is this Village anywhere near US40 or US19 ?
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!
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.
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.
Good question! We will have to wait and see.
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/.
Thanks for sharing that other location! Perhaps the cheese enthusiasts will want a spot, haha.
Will you send me information about your largest size, square footage, size, and price. Do your homes qualify for a VA loan
@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.
Thanks, Dick. Exactly right!
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.
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.
Yorkies are Tiny puppies in a Tiny House. Two Tiny Yorkies equals one dog, in my opinion. I’m sure that others share my feelings about the One Pet Rule.!! 🙂
I am so thrilled to see this happening!
That’s neither a mango nor a kumquat tree. It’s a loquat. 🙂
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 !
All great ideas, Chad!
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?
I see ur comments. How are you involved? I know Alex…
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.
I C U on some other post’s ‘reactions” so I understand, some
times it takes me awhile. U shortened that.
Affordable Housing Advocate
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.
That’s a good idea!
I don’t understand how this works. Do you buy the home and then also pay a lot fee every month?
Can I tour this tiny home village?
Yes! You can contact ESCAPE to set up a tour time [email protected]
would like to come look at the deveopment
You can schedule a tour at https://www.escapetampabay.com/
That’s a LOQUAT tree, not a kumquat tree.
I’d like to tour the site. Is there any time available on Friday
Hi Mrs C Cromer — you need to email [email protected] in order to set up a time to visit.
Are you allowed to have cats?
The site says, “For owners of units, small, well-behaved pets are allowed. One pet per unit.”