New Atlas (formerly Gizmag) names Vista and Vintage XL among the “Top 10 Tiny Houses of 2016”.
Ever since Escape appeared on the tiny house scene, we've been impressed with everything that the firm has released, but the Vista stands out for hitting that sweet spot between size, price, and features. One of the its smaller models, the Vista nonetheless has impressive glazing and workmanship, and looks a good choice for a single person or couple either looking to embrace a nomadic lifestyle or just enjoy vacations in a tiny house.The Vista measures 20 x 8.5 x 9.6 ft (6.1 x 2.6 x 2.9 m) and has a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.8 sq m). There's not a whole lot of space in its open interior, which is laid-out all on one level, but Escape squeezed in a kitchen, dining and living area, bathroom, and bedroom area – all of which look well proportioned.For those wanting to cut the cord, the Vista can be outfitted with off-grid technology, including a roof-based PV array, battery storage, and inverter. The Vista will set you back $46,600.
Though the other Escape model to make this list, the Vista, is a small tiny house suitable for one or two people, the firm's Vintage XL goes to the other extreme and sleeps up to eight people while remaining a towable home.
The Vintage XL measures 30 ft (9 m) long and features 355 sq ft (32 sq m) of floorspace. The interior layout is centered around a lounge area that contains a couch that pulls out into a double bed. A fold-down dining table and a kitchenette lies nearby, while the bathroom includes a toilet, bathtub and shower, and a vanity unit. The main bedroom is on the ground floor and includes a queen-size bed with storage underneath. The upstairs loft is reached by ladder and can be used as either a secondary bedroom or a storage area. The optional second loft contains enough room for another double bed. The Vintage XL can also be outfitted with a solar power package for those wanting to run off-the-grid.
The total price for the Vintage XL is $73,400.