If you think that what you see below is just an adorable log cabin, you’d be dead wrong. Sure, it looks like a quaint cabin (in almost every way) but thanks to some sneaky architecture that’s just a disguise. Kelly Davis, the architect who created this faux-cabin, is a visual trickster (and quite possibly a magician).
It may look like a cabin, but this is actually an RV (no joke).
This “cabin” is only 400 square feet, which doesn’t sound like much.
But it’s actually bigger than some 1 bedroom apartments.
The ESCAPE cabin was originally conceived as a high quality cabin, NOT an RV.
Now, ESCAPE is part of the tiny house movement. This movement, which is growing in popularity, has focuses on living with a smaller financial, environmental and physical footprint.
It doesn’t look like most other RVs, but it fits the standard of the Park Model RV, which can be up to 400 square feet.
Not only is the cabin made of extremely high quality materials (featuring cedar lap siding, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances and much more), but you never know how small it is thanks to the brilliant design.
Compromises must be made when creating a tiny home. There’s no room for a full kitchen or bathroom, but one look at ESCAPE and I would completely forget about that.
The cabin/RV is settled at Canoe Bay Escape, surrounded by gorgeous views on all sides.
More and more people will follow in the footsteps of these incredible tiny homes, both saving their own money and the environment.
Although, ESCAPE in particular would actually run a person around $79,000, which is quite pricey for an RV.
But if you could live in this beautiful and small home, it would be worth it.
And the brilliant design isn’t just for show (or to meet the tiny home standards). It’s also efficient:
“The unit at Canoe Bay is heated by a sealed combustion, high efficiency fireplace….there is no furnace. No one has opted for a furnace. The fireplace is rated at over 90% efficient and even through this brutal winter – our temps have consistently been -20 to -35 below zero – the fireplace has easily heated ESCAPE and saved us plenty of money. Remarkably better than even we expected.”
No heating bills, less to clean and an amazing looking cabin? I’m sold and ready to build my own tiny home. As Alek Lisefski of Tiny Project said, “While living in a such a small house, my space, and in turn each area of my life, will be simpler, less chaotic, and free from all but what is essential.”
I think he has a point.
Sources: Tree Hugger