Escape shrinks the Vista tiny house, keeps same great view
It seems like tiny houses are growing in size lately and we're regularly seeing models that exceed 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m) of floorspace. Escape's latest tiny house, the Vista Go, bucks this trend to offer a small and relatively inexpensive towable home that retains the same great craftsmanship and generous glazing boasted by its predecessor, the Vista.
The idea behind the Vista Go is to offer the basic styling and features of the Vista in a smaller package. So, while the Vista comprised a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.8 sq m), the Vista Go has just 136 sq ft (12.6 sq m). Weight is reduced from 6,000 lb (2,720 kg) to 4,500 lb (2,041 kg), and the trailer is reduced from 20 ft (6.1 m) to 16 ft (4.87 m) in length.
The Vista Go blurs the line between tiny house and camping trailer, which is already a pretty fine line. While people certainly can and do live in spaces smaller than the Vista Go full-time, Escape envisions it as better suited to weekend getaways and vacations, or it could perhaps serve as a second home.
The interior is laid out on one level and split into three areas. The bathroom features a full-size shower, sink, and toilet, while the combined dining and kitchen area includes storage space, a fold-down butcher block table, and a sink, fridge, and hob. The bedroom with day bed boasts very impressive glazing for such a small dwelling, and an optional pop-up tv is revealed at the push of a button.
The Vista Go's exterior sports cedar siding and trim with protective steel panels. The interior is finished in pine tongue and groove, with pine trim and laminate flooring. Insulation is rated an average R-value of R22 for the walls, R30 for the floor, and R40 for the ceiling. A baseboard heater is included and air-conditioning is an option, too.
As with Escape's other models, there's a full off-grid package available which allows the Vista Go to cut the cord, including solar power, on-board fresh water tank, and composting toilet.
The Vista Go starts at US$38,600.