The North Bay wildfires torched more than 100,000 acres of land and destroyed thousands of homes. This coming Sunday, Escape Homes, a Wisconsin-based RV-certified tiny house builder, will hold a pop-up at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to show off their small abodes that could help displaced residents regain footing.
The show will feature a unit that survived the fires, the Traveler XL model, as well as a ONE XL and Vista OC, two models offered to fire victims at discounts of about $9,000 to $18,700 off list prices.
The company’s homes boast exteriors made of pre-finished cedar lap siding and protective steel panels, and metal roofs replete with metal flashing.
Shortly after the fires, Sonoma and Santa Rosa approved ordinances to allow displaced residents to temporarily live in parked RVs and travel trailers, as well as offer waived or reduced fees for building secondary dwelling units on properties, which in turn sparked interest from area residents in need of housing.
“We have had so many requests from wildfire victims in California that we are doing a special show for them,” said Dan Dobrowolski, CEO of Escape Homes.
The show happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.