Tiny Home Community With Properties Under 400 Square Feet Now Open To Renters

A popular community of tiny homes in Tampa, Fla., has opened to renters prepared to pay up to $1,800 a month to live there. Escape Tampa Bay — owned by Wisconsin-based company Escape Homes — offers properties that are mostly under 400 square feet, complete with kitchens, bathrooms, and LED lighting. Previously, anyone wanting to occupy a home would have to shell out between $95,000 and $160,000 for the privilege, but last month six rental units were opened in a new extension called Palm Court. Prices range between $1,300 and $1,800 a month, with the median apartment rent in the Tampa area being $2,200 a month. Even the smallest of the homes are decked out with a washing machine and full-size refrigerator. In the larger complexes, there’s also a dishwasher. Unlike typical apartments, tenants also have their own deck and garden space. Renters also have access to the neighborhood amenities, including a swimming pool, small park, community office, and additional storage.