ESCAPE Homes is giving free tiny homes to people around the world to use as Airbnbs as part of its new “Free ESCAPE Tiny House Program.” Recipients will manage the tiny houses as rental income properties for a year, with the opportunity to purchase them for their own use at any time.
“We’ve seen the interest in tiny home vacations soar,” said ESCAPE Homes founder, Dan Dobrowolski. “Launching this new program allows us to introduce the vacation experience to more people across the country while offering our partners a chance to build a tiny business along the way.”
So far, the company is delivering its newest style, ESCAPE Boho, to residents of Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, and Tennessee. It’s also in discussions to place its designs on beachfront property in Jamaica and the Bordeaux area of France.
Partners will manage the tiny home vacation rentals for a one-year period (via Airbnb or an equivalent) and receive 40 percent of total revenue after any booking, credit card or other fees associated with the direct rental of the unit.
They will also offer a site that is accessible for delivery of the tiny house, including a flat and solid pad. ESCAPE Homes are designed as RVs and, therefore, do not require a foundation.
Partners are also providing power and other utilities including water and septic as well as maintaining housekeeping and liability insurance for their location.