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By Julie Pennell

Just as you take a new car for a spin before you buy it, a "tiny home" design company is encouraging people to test out its houses overnight to see if "small living" is right for them.

ESCAPE Homes, which manufactures travel-ready tiny homes starting at $46,000, has announced the opportunity for consumers to essentially test out their houses this summer. And if you do happen to fall in love with the place — all 400 feet (or less!) of it — you can purchase a model just like the one you stayed in ... and have it delivered to you within 90 days.

The ESCAPE Traveler XL is available to rent in Charlotte, NCESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf

The rental homes are now available in cities all around the U.S.

In Atlanta’s Georgia Tiny Rentals, for example, you can try out the ESCAPE Traveler, a 269 square-foot space that can sleep up to six people. It may sound crazy, but the tiny quarters feature full-size appliances, a living area with a fireplace, big screen TV and a washer and dryer, according to a press release.

Priced at $159 a night, you can have the rental house delivered to any location, from the city to a lakeside beach. And with floor-to-ceiling windows, it gives the typical hotel’s “garden view room” some serious competition.

The ESCAPE Traveler is available to rent in Atlanta, GAESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf

For those in or around Salem, Oregon, there’s a 162 square-foot ESCAPE Vista XL cottage available to test out at Arcane Vineyards. If the luxe features such as the full bath, wet bar, pop-up TV and gorgeous panoramic windows don’t keep your attention inside, you’ll be able to enjoy wine tastings, kayaking, barbecues and more outside.

Just another perk of a small space: not feeling guilty about leaving it for outdoor fun.

Inside view of the ESCAPE Vista available to rent in Salem, ORESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf

Other available states to try out these homes include Wisconsin, North Carolina, and coming soon, Colorado.

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For those who fantasize about downsizing to a smaller home but aren’t sure they can commit, these "tiny home" test vacations could be the answer. And for others who find the idea claustrophobic, it’s still a fun getaway experience with lodging that’s cheaper than some hotels.

Who knows? You might just fall in love with the experience … or at least those views.

Inside view of the ESCAPE Traveler available to rent in Atlanta, GAESCAPE RV/Steve Niedorf