The tiny house making firm Escape, has built quite a few very innovative houses, many of which we also covered on this blog. They’ve come a long way and their latest tiny home creation, called Vista, is jam packed with features and has a very well-designed layout. It’s also cheaper than previous models, and is available with all the necessary technology to take it off-the-grid.
The Vista home is built atop a trailer, measures 20 x 8.5 x 9.6 ft (6.1 x 2.6 x 2.9 m) and weighs 6,000 lb (2,720 kg) so it can be towed very easily. The home has a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.8 sq m), which is quite small. It does however feature plenty of windows that make it appear much larger than it is. The windows, and glass front door of the house are all made of energy-efficient Low-E glass. If greater privacy is desired, customers can also opt for obscured glass.
Cedar was used for the exterior cladding. The interior of the home features a living area, which doubles as a bedroom, while there is also a kitchen with ample counter space, and a bathroom, which are all located on one level. The home also offers lots of storage, such as under-bed storage, large cupboards, and several small nooks. The bathroom features a shower and a composting toilet.
Aspen was used to clad the interior walls, while the flooring is oak laminate. Closed cell foam was used for insulation. Customers can also opt for the add-on of a rooftop-mounted PV array, battery storage, and inverter. Air-conditioning can also be installed if desired.
The basic version of the Vista costs $39,900, but that’s just the introductory price, which will soon go up to $46,600.