Eco-Friendly, Minimalist Gated Tiny Home Community To Quadruple In Size

By Summer 2021

Rice Lake, WI  – – January 2021 – – Tiny RV home builder, ESCAPE Homes has announced a multimillion dollar expansion of ESCAPE Tampa Bay Village in response to increased consumer interest in a simpler and safer post-pandemic lifestyle and the booming Tampa housing market.

“Our business has grown exponentially as a result of Covid-19,” says ESCAPE founder, Dan Dobrowolski. “People want more privacy, an increased sense of personal space and security.”

ESCAPE Tampa Bay Village, which debuted in Spring 2020, will quadruple in size from 10 to 40 homes and feature a large pool complex and expanded outdoor living and work space.

It was designed as a prototype for the post-pandemic world, offering eco-efficient tiny homes in a quiet, natural setting with access to bustling Tampa Bay.

“Little did we know we’d experience such demand so quickly,” says Dobrowolski. “The opportunity to work remotely, reduce the carbon footprint and still live in a beautiful home for a fraction of the cost, has energized people to consider tiny living.”

ESCAPE Tampa Bay Village has attracted everyone from millennials to retirees including Tim Mastic, a 31-year-old software implementation manager  who works remotely as a New Jersey-based talent acquisition company and 82-year-old Judie Clark retired after traveling the country as a tour bus director for 20 years.

“The upkeep is simple and everything is sort of at your fingertips,” says Clark who went from 1,700 square feet of living space to 400 square feet.

Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and featuring open floor plans, outdoor decks for each unit and a panorama of windows that draw the outdoors in, each tiny home is tucked into its own little setting within the Village to offer privacy and tranquility.

The Village features indoor and outdoor community work and relaxation spaces that residents can utilize for themselves under the warm Florida sun.

The Village’s eco-friendly homes are available for purchase and can be used as full-time residences or vacation/second homes.

This will be Dobrowolski’s second tiny home community development. He opened Canoe Bay ESCAPE Village last year, adjacent to his award-winning resort, Canoe Bay , also located in northwest Wisconsin.

Canoe Bay is the midwest’s only Relais & Chateaux property. ESCAPE Homes are smaller, portable versions of the resort’s Prairie-style cottages and featured in Dobrowolski’s tiny villages.

ESCAPE Tampa Bay Village has been designed as a more affordable alternative to apartment living where the owners not only save money monthly but also build equity.  Owners have their own private space and decks which provide maximum comfort and as much distancing as they desire.  The beautiful and environmentally sensitive setting has easy access to downtown Tampa and is less than an hour from Orlando and Sarasota.

Home purchase prices begin at $465/mo plus an affordable $472 average monthly lot rental fee that includes water, sewer and garbage/recycling and designated parking.  This total cost of $937 is over 30% less than the average apartment rental rate in Tampa of $1359/mo…and you own the building!

For more information, email, call 844-696-3722 or visit ESCAPE Tampa Bay Village.

ESCAPE Village Tampa Bay Images

 About ESCAPE Homes

ESCAPE Homes is acclaimed, both nationally and internationally, for the design of innovative portable tiny homes that blend the best characteristics of a tiny home and RV and are inspired by the Prairie-style resort cottages at Canoe Bay in northwest Wisconsin.

Canoe Bay owner, Dan Dobrowolski, a graduate of USF in Tampa and former TV personality on WFLA-TV in Tampa, enlisted the expertise of Frank Lloyd Wright protege, John Rattenbury,  and  Kelly Davis (AIA) award winning architect emeritus from SALA Architects in Minneapolis, to design some of the resort cottages. ESCAPE Homes is his realization to bring these architectural gems to the public in a smaller, portable way. 

For more information, visit ESCAPE or email

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Media Contact:  Susan Maier, Werner Public Relations, Inc. Email:; Tel:  (402) 671-8822

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