Nomad or not, you have to see these tiny house trailers if you have even the “tiniest” plan to go “tiny” someday. Maybe, before deciding to simplify your life, you are doing your research about the pros and cons of tiny living.
There are a lot of questions to ask before you would seriously consider investing into tiny house trailer:
- Would all your current belongings fit into a tiny space?
- Where would you park it?
- How does the toilet work and do you need water and sewage hookups?
- Do you pay property taxes on your tiny house trailer?
- What kind of financing is available to purchase your dream tiny home?
- What are your local and states laws and regulations affecting tiny living?
- How can you customize it?
- What green tiny living options are available in custom tiny trailers?
You can find most of these answers on the Escape website, as well as check their excellent transparent price list for all the available custom features. The website also features tiny trailers that are currently in stock at discounted prices.
All the models are extremely well-designed, have clean and logical floor plans, spacious interiors with large windows, and are easily transportable. Check out some of these units below.
They, sure, look good but you may not be a digital nomad yet – just still dreaming of your life on the road. But what if you can get one now and see if this is what you really want? Is it possible to get a free tiny house trailer and even rent it to make extra money on the side?
Sounds too good to be true?
Luckily, one of the tiny home builders is offering an amazing program that will allow you to earn extra income through a partnership program. ESCAPE rental program distributes free prefab tiny houses to qualified individuals.
Check out this program to see if it fits your needs. Though it is not ‘a completely free lunch’, it doesn’t hurt to check an opportunity and learn how to make extra money with tiny house trailer rental income.
But first, let’s take a look at some of these tiny house trailers…
Escape One (tiny house trailer by Escape)
The coolest feature of this house exterior is how the siding is treated with the ancient Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method of waterproofing the boards by charring a wood surface. High ceiling and multiple windows create an airy interior.
If you can afford $315 a month for this Zen simplicity, you can clutter this marvelous interior with whatever you want. BTW, it is definitely cheaper than rent in most of the metro area. Though keep in mind the cost of leasing land and utilities.
Tradition (tiny house trailer by Escape)
Do you see how much outdoor light this tiny house gets? Nice kitchen with storage space plus huge sleeping loft with optional dormers, not to mention the entry on the end with an optional deck – all for $335/m. A great price for this house! Windows and a staircase to the second floor can be customized.
Tradition Model by Escape (floorplan tour)
Traveler (tiny house trailer by Escape)
Exterior: pre-finished cedar lap siding and trim with steel accents.
Interior: upper sleeping loft with queen bed, second sleeping loft or attic, first-floor daybed (double size) or first-floor bedroom upon request. 48″ upper loft option.
Kitchen and other areas have maple cabinets, bookshelves, built-ins, etc. Kitchen is equipped with a stainless sink, designer faucet, butcher block kitchen table.
Traveler model – Tiny House Trailer by Escape (floor plan overview)
Vintage (tiny house trailer by Escape)
The vintage tiny house trailer is pure Americana with top-notch craftsmanship and design quality you can expect from US tiny home builders. A dozen large windows fill this beautiful house with plenty of light.
The bathroom and the shower feel surprisingly large. The first-floor bedroom is spacious. The flip-down kitchen table is made of real wood. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator. The living room has space for a couch and the upstairs bedroom feels very spacious.
Vista OC (tiny house trailer by Escape)
This tiny model looks more like an aquarium with so many windows! It is almost like camping outside while being protected from the elements. If you are a digital nomad who feels caged in a traditional office space, for $195 a month you should sign up without any hesitation to try the tiny living first hand.
Vista (tiny house trailer by Escape)
Aaahhh… Another panoramic view tiny house interior. That winter picture says it all – the guy inside is a pretty happy digital nomad and you are still thinking about buying a tiny house on wheels.
While you are still deciding what to do with your life, read about this tiny house trailer rental program.
It offers a great side hustle suitable for a college student working on a degree or a retiree looking for extra sources of income.
Perhaps, it seems too hard to earn money from vacant land, but a custom tiny house may offer a solution to make extra cash for a young couple or a business-minded retiree.
Maybe, you are interested in tiny house living and would like to see it for yourself prior to diving in. It is a great way to test it and even earn some extra cash in the process.
ESCAPE Rental Program Facts, Questions, and Answers
1. ESCAPE Free Units Program at a glance
Do you live or own land within 100 miles of the top 50 Metro Areas in the US or other top travel destinations? You may qualify as a candidate for ESCAPE FREE UNITS Partnership Program.
Check out the map on our Infographic (above) to get an idea. If you qualify as a partner, ESCAPE will deliver a free rental unit (a special custom tiny house model) to be placed on your property to generate extra income.
It can be in a rural or urban area but it needs to be in a popular tourist destination to qualify. It is a great opportunity to make money from land ownership without any major building project or investment.
2. How do you qualify to become a Partner and earn extra money from tiny house rental?
First of all, the program is available to anyone who meets certain criteria:
- You need to have an acceptable site (one of the units is located on a vineyard in Portland, Oregon, for example);
- Furthermore, you need to have a good credit;
- Obviously, you would like some extra income with little investment of time and effort.
3. Do you really get a FREE Tiny House Trailer?
ESCAPE offers to deliver an appropriate unit to your site free of charge if your application is approved. Certainly, you must pass the credit check and post a refundable deposit of $1,000-$2,000 (exact amount can vary for different models of tiny houses).
Noteworthy, that you cannot pick the unit of your choosing. ESCAPE will determine what will work best for your area to generate rental income.
4. Who is responsible for the set up of these Tiny House Trailers?
ESCAPE will deliver and set up the unit on your property. As there is no upfront expense for you as a Partner, it is worth noting that delivery and set up fees will be deducted from the rental income.
It is important to understand, that once in place, the unit cannot be moved or changed in any way without prior consent of ESCAPE.
5. What if you decide to purchase this Tiny House Trailer?
Though ESCAPE will be the sole owner of the unit, you as a Partner can purchase this Tiny House any time during the agreement period, with a 90-day notice.
Of course, you are not obligated in any way to buy it. Nevertheless, it is possible that you may fall in love with this custom tiny house and the whole concept of tiny living.
After all, Forbes Magazine calls ESCAPE tiny houses “The most beautiful tiny houses in the world.”
6. What are the requirements for the parcel of land for Tiny House FREE UNIT Program?
Make no mistake, the site has to be approved by ESCAPE RV before the agreement is signed. Among other things that may make your parcel attractive, there are certain criteria that should be met:
- The pad for the tiny house should be flat and firm;
- The site should be accessible for delivery (ESCAPE units are delivered by their own trucks);
- The site should have power, water, and septic (preferably).
As a water source, the program mentions that a simple water hose with good pressure is acceptable. Prefab tiny houses can have black and gray water tanks as needed. Make a note that you, as the partner, must have a way of pumping those tanks. Composting or Laveo dry flush toilets are a possibility if your location is a remote wilderness escape.
7. What are your responsibilities as a partner to maintain this Tiny House Trailer?
First of all, you must have an adequate liability insurance. Second, you will be responsible for the unit being kept in proper working order including housekeeping and cleaning, according to standards established by AirBnB, as the units are offered for rent through their website.
8. Can you use the ESCAPE FREE UNIT as your personal tiny house?
The program is very clear that personal use is prohibited unless you book the unit through the online reservation system. If the partner breaks the rules, the program may be immediately terminated and the prefab tiny house will be removed from the partner’s property.
9. How much can you earn from the rental of prefab tiny house?
The revenue will flow through ESCAPE and the partner’s share is 40% minus any booking, credit card, or other fees associated with the direct rental of the unit. Partners are able to access the nightly rentals to see the list of guests. Revenue is distributed on a monthly basis.
This is how the rental unit is described by hosts:
“The Buck Moon Tiny house is a brand new Escape ONE located in the Texas Hill Country with easy access to Blanco, Wimberly and Dripping Springs. We created this space so that visitors can appreciate the Texas Hill Country while surrounding themselves with minimal and modern aesthetics. Our little family loves it here so much that we wanted to share the experience!
The space of Prefab Tiny House
The ESCAPE One is a road-ready tiny home with 276 square feet of adaptable space. From the ancient Japanese Shou Sugi Ban exterior to the soaring airy interior the ONE feels quiet, traditional and yet timeless. Dwell Magazine calls it “Airy, Bright, Efficient & Comfortable”.
Guests have access to the entire tiny house, parking, and surrounding wooded area. The tiny house sits towards the front of our wooded property with easy access to parking. Our family lives just down the road towards the center of the property.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and are always available for any assistance.”
10. Who is responsible for advertising The Prefab Tiny House to generate rental income?
ESCAPE will promote the unit on its website but the Partner is encouraged to promote it too through various social media. The more exposure this prefab tiny house gets, the more cash flow it will generate, so your 40% share will be bigger.
Noteworthy, there is no cost to the Partner for any advertising expenses paid by ESCAPE.
11. How long is the Partnership Program?
The FREE UNIT partnership is a 1-year agreement that is evaluated at the end of the term and can be renewed. Depending on how well the rental has performed on your land, ESCAPE may be interested in another year of partnership.
12. How do you apply for ESCAPE FREE UNIT program?
As the first step, you would simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which should include all the relevant information to be considered for the program:
- a brief description of your land parcel or urban location including the exact address;
- photos of the property;
- your personal statement and background, including why you are interested in this program and why you personally would be an ideal match.
Please note that this is not an online application that you fill in, so be specific or your inquiry may be left without any response.
It is a great PR move by ESCAPE as it lets the company market their tiny units all over the country without maintaining a showroom. While these prefab tiny houses generate some revenue, ESCAPE gets more exposure and promotes its units to a wider audience of interested buyers.
It is logical to want to order your own prefab tiny house after spending a night or two and experiencing its amenities. If you have vacant land where you occasionally spend a week or two, this prefab tiny house on wheels may be a great solution for a temporary vacation home.
And it may help you make some extra money on the side as well by renting your prefab tiny house on wheels when your family is not using it.
On a personal note, we were pleasantly surprised by how big they are inside. You definitely don’t feel claustrophobic at all!
For other specialized tiny home building companies see our updated US, Canada, and EU Directory of Tiny House Builders.