Tiny home builder ESCAPE wowed us earlier this year with Traveler, a luxurious trailer outfitted with a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, and a bright sleeping loft. Now, ESCAPE is expanding their line with Vista, a new trailer that is even tinier than Traveler. Like its big sister, this new model features inventive off-grid technology, clever storage solutions, plenty of windows for sunny afternoon naps, and beautiful craftsmanship throughout. For budget-conscious explorers, the smaller size also means a smaller price tag—it starts at $39,900 USD.
The exterior of the Vista is clad in cedar siding with metal accents that give the trailer a rustic vibe. The glass door is a polished touch, while huge windows allow for plenty of natural light. For those seeking privacy, you can get the Vista with partially obscured glass.
Inside, the living area/bedroom is situated on one end of the trailer, while the bathroom is located on the other end. The small kitchen has a stainless steel sink, bar-size refrigerator, and a solid counter with butcher block topping. Rather than typical cabinets, there are floating shelves, and instead of a backsplash, there are glazed windows. Even when you’re doing the dishes, you have a great view.
One of our favourite features of the Vista is its ample storage. This maple cabinet located next to the kitchen can house extra appliances—like an espresso machine and portable cooktop—as well as extra linens for the bed. Since the cabinets are so deep, you can even pack away seasonal wares when they’re no longer needed.
There’s more cool storage in a tiny nook between the day bed and kitchen cabinetry. It's perfect for storing extra shoes, rolled throw blankets, or books. The built-in clock is a super cute touch.
No space goes unused in this house! There’s a single drawer under the bed for clothing and extra blankets. Rather than a clunky side table, ESCAPE built a small shelf next to the bed, just big enough for a glass of water, a stereo, and a couple of books. At just 160-square-feet, the Vista only needs a single baseboard heater, which you can see here.
If you need a bigger screen than your laptop’s for watching movies, upgrade your Vista to include a huge flatscreen TV. When not in use, the screen tucks away. We love how the palette throughout is neutral and muted. Because let’s be real: the beautiful vistas are the real scene-stealers in this trailer!