The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Wed Apr 5, 2017
Rice Lake, Wisconsin - ESCAPE Homes, the country’s largest builder of travel-ready tiny RV homes, has unveiled its newest organic design in the new ESCAPE One.
Highlighted by an exterior of Shou Sugi Ban (the Japanese technique of charred siding), the 276-square-foot tiny home on wheels features a large sleeping loft and a raw, zen-like interior that can translate into a number of uses for its owner.
A large picture window draws the outdoors in and the pine kitchen features space-saving elements of an under-counter refrigerator, hideaway sink and stove and upper shelving.
The expansive first-floor area underneath the loft is ideal for an office, living area, bedroom or library. A built-in closet and pull-out drawers are incorporated into the stairs that lead to a second floor with five-foot ceilings and a panorama of windows that open.
The bathroom features a 36-inch tub/shower, designer sink and toilet. Other unit features and options include: queen, king or twin beds, flatscreen TV with Blu-ray, stone counter top, USB outlets, cellular shades and exterior shower.
ESCAPE One can sleep up to four people, is easily transported via its own trailer and is crafted with high-efficiency insulation and climate control options that allow it to withstand extreme heat or cold. Power usage is minimal and ESCAPE One water, power and utility hook-up takes just minutes, enabling it to travel with the whim of its owner, according to a press release.
Although built like a cottage, by law ESCAPE One is a Park Model RV, and therefore requires no foundation and is not subject to property tax. ESCAPE One starts from $49,800.
Privately-owned ESCAPE Homes are situated across the country, from New York’s Hudson Valley to California’s Sonoma Valley including the Hawaiian Islands and folks can “vacation tiny” in eight ESCAPE Home Airbnb rentals across the country.