The Seattle RV show kicks off today, and while that’s generally not a place you’ll find your fellow gnarly adventurers, if you’re enamored with cabins and tiny homes-which means, yes, you-you might want to stop by and check out the Vista from Escape Homes. It’s a new model from the company that made a name for itself with the sleeps-six Traveler, but is smaller, more affordable, and just as towable.
Not that you’d tow it far. At 20 feet long and 160 square feet, the Vista is designed for a semi-permanent getaway solution, seasonal base camp, or backyard sleeps-two Airbnb crib. Each unit is customized, but they come ready for summer or winter use, with recycled insulation that gives R values of R22 in the walls, R30 in the floor, and R40 in the ceiling. It has baseboard heat, solar, and off-grid capabilities.
The exterior has cedar vertical siding and trim, while the inside is decked with aspen and an oak laminate floor. Low-e windows help reduce energy loss, and most of them open wide.
Cost is $40,000 before you start going wild with upgrades. Could you make it for less? Sure. Are you going to? Nope.
The Vista fact sheet is here.
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.