ESCAPE Homes, who build “travel-ready” tiny RVs, have put their latest offering in the Hudson Valley up on Airbnb for $145/night. Known as “The Glass House,” the super-compact, 180-square-foot getaway shares the rectangular footprint and oversized windows of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece, but other than that, this rental is one-of-a-kind. Solar powered and off-grid, it sits on 30 acres of rolling hills just 90 minutes from Manhattan and can fit a queen-size bed, fully functional kitchen, dining area, and full bath with a tub/shower in its itsy footprint.
When we talk about tiny houses, we usually feature quirks like bathtubs in the kitchen and miniature appliances. But in the new 269-square-foot Escape Traveler RV, architects Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski spared no amenity, finding space-saving ways to incorporate full-size kitchen appliances and a standard, 60-inch bathtub. Plus, the eco-friendly home can sleep up to six people. How did the design team achieve this feat? They lofted two of the sleeping areas and created three main-floor zones, the central kitchen/dining area, the bathroom, and the living room that doubles as an additional bedroom.