ESCAPE’s ONE Uses Handmade Japanese Details for a Simple Tiny House

ESCAPE has always used handmade details in their line of tiny homes. The ONE is no exception, but they have gone a step further to integrate traditional Japanese architecture and negative space to make their 276 square foot house on wheels seem so much larger than it is.

The ESCAPE ONE uses Japanese aesthetics for a simple, Zen-like home.

The ONE is 25 feet long and has a simple interior with an optional kitchen with an RV sink, a sheltered living space, a large closet under the stairs and a five foot tall loft. The tiny bathroom is behind a glass door and has a TOTO toilet, shower, half-size sink and traditional wooden pegs for towels. Most of the large windows open. In addition, there is more storage above the bathroom.

The five foot tall loft is accessed by a full staircase.

The Japanese designs are brought into the natural lodgepole pine interior with handmade drawers, shelving above the kitchen sink, and with the nearly invisible cable rail on the loft and stairs. Most noteworthy, the traditional Shou Sugi Ban technique of charred wood is used on the exterior. This technique strengthens and gives an almost iron-like quality to the wood.

Other details like cable railing keep an airy feeling throughout the home.

The sheltered room under the loft can be used for seating or an office area.

Handmade details are evident in the storage drawers under the stairs.

The ESCAPE ONE starts at $49,800, but other options can be added. For example an upgraded on demand water heater can be included for $1,350, a Separett Villa composting toilet for $1,700, an exterior shower for $500 and a Shou Sugi Ban style dining table for $850. The ONE can be ordered directly from the company website and ESCAPE also offers RV loans and financing.

The unique exterior is made with the Japanese art of Shou Sugi Ban.

Photos by ESCAPE

By Christina Nellemann for [Tiny House Blog]

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John - April 13, 2017 Reply

Looks awesome ! How I wished I had a home like that. It’s quite good for me since I like to live alone and the inside is made of wood which brings a natural feel.

Anna Inglis - May 18, 2017 Reply

Wow, great example of an economical use of space, it looks really polished and bright as well – love how close it feels to nature! Good job finding this gem.

Ron Pickle - May 19, 2017 Reply

This is the most beautiful tiny home I ever saw, most spacious one I have seen so far. Strong Japanese Zen influence is quite obvious.

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