Discover Escape One XL: a two-storey micro home on wheels!
The Escape One XL by Escape Homes is an ingenious architecture project, a recreation of a vehicle that looks like a tiny cottage. This two-storey micro home on wheels is clad in charred wood and have the capacity to welcome up to eight people.
The Escape One XL was launched this month by Escape Homes. “Measuring just under 400 square feet, the tiny home on wheels can sleep up to eight and expands on the organic design of its slightly smaller sibling,” said the company.
The micro home has a boxy exterior clad in timber, large windows over two levels that are connected by a staircase. It looks more like a micro dwelling than a recreational vehicle, but it is classified like this, so it does not require foundations or incur property tax.
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It offers 388 square feet (36 square metres) of internal space, with an 11-foot-high (3.4-metre) ceiling in the central kitchen area. Two sleeping lofts at either end have five-foot (1.5-metre) ceiling heights and are linked by a thin shelf above the front door.
One side – above a private bedroom – is accessed by a full-size staircase, while the other over the enclosed bathroom can be reached via a ladder. Closet space and drawers are built into the staircase to maximise the useable area. The bathroom has a 60-inch bath/shower, a vanity unit and a toilet.
“Escape One XL is easily transported via its own trailer, and is crafted with high-efficiency insulation and climate control options that allow it to withstand extreme heat or cold,” said the manufacturer, which is marketing the mobile homes from $69,800 (£54,500).
Demand for tiny homes has increased considerably in the US, with potential homeowners looking for ways to save money and live simply.