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Visiting the Escape Tiny House Community near Tampa, Florida (VIDEO)

This is a video of my visit to the Escape Tiny House Community near Tampa, Florida in a place called Thonotosassa, Florida. It’s a short distance to Tampa and easily accessible from highway I-75. I was able to explore the property and tour most of the tiny homes for you.

There are ten lots built-out with brand-new tiny houses from Escape on each. There’s also a community center, and one of my favorite parts, one of the lots is offered with a little Thoreau-like micro cabin built from Escape. It’s one of their Escape Space Classic units. See it all below and let me know what you think in the comments!

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VIDEO: My Visit To The Escape Tampa Bay Tiny House Village in Thonotosassa, Florida

A newly developed tiny house village with ten lots and a community center.

This is the little Thoreau-like micro cabin that I told you about.

I did a video on the little Thoreau-like tiny house if you’d like to watch that.

There are a total of ten tiny houses on the property, plus a few other structures.

Like the community center, which consists of two Escape Space units.

Some of the tiny houses even have solar panels installed on them!

This is a Model ONE XL.

This is a Vista XL Wide, one of my favorites.

Two Model ONE XL tiny houses.

The homes are nicely spaced out.

This is a Traveler XL Tiny House.

This is a ONE XL with black metal siding.

See them all in the video below…

VIDEO – An Escape Tiny House Community Built Near Tampa, Florida


  • The way it works is you buy the house and you rent the lot
  • Located in Thonotosassa, Florida (near Tampa, Florida)
  • Lot rental starts at $400/mo when buying one of the tiny homes
  • Two of the ten units are already sold (lots 5 and 8)
  • See currently available units with more information (including specs and pricing) here
  • Book an appointment to go see the village in-person – contact them here – it’s by-appointment-only ([email protected])
  • Escape Tampa Bay Village – 11008 Hwy. 301, Thonotosassa, FL.

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Our big thanks to Dan and David at Escape for letting me preview the community before opening day!🙏

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • jerry dycus
    June 12, 2020, 9:35 am

    I can’t think of a better way to do THs as a business than taking one of the 1,000s of Florida Mobile home ragged out parks and doing this with them and renting out.
    And other than their new tall line with useless loft beds, Escape has about the best THs.
    I’d build a RE microgrid to power them for more income.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2020, 1:05 pm

      It was definitely a smart business move.

  • Michael
    June 13, 2020, 7:41 am

    Great business idea, but – as many others – it lacks shaded and dry outdoor spaces as covered car ports especially in FL.

    • Debra M-Mc
      March 13, 2023, 12:28 am

      I agree, not even golf cart/ bicycle type parking.

  • Hayden Schiller
    June 19, 2020, 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. It’s really incredible. I’ve watched every video I can find of the ONE XL and the footage you took makes me want one more so. I am even more impressed than I already was. Thanks again!

    • Alex
      June 20, 2020, 6:33 am

      Hi Hayden, I’m so happy you found lots of value in the video! Thank you so much!

  • Debra M-Mc
    March 13, 2023, 12:30 am

    For the Thoreau unit, this is no indoor bathroom?
    Accommodation outside?

    • James D.
      March 13, 2023, 12:35 pm

      It’s an accessory unit, serves as extra space for uses like office space, guest bed, etc. You’d use the facilities of the, larger, main home unit that it comes with…

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