I’m Ben Venuti, Owner/Builder of Escalante Escapes. My family moved to Escalante in 1979 when I was two years old. Growing up in this beautiful area was truly a blessing. I have a love and appreciation that comes through experiencing all this amazing place has to offer. In 2015 an opportunity came to purchase this piece of property. Through many years of hoarding, neglect, and eventually abandonment this dilapidated trailer park had become a junkyard. Home to 11 condemned mobile homes and several run-down buildings a re-birth was needed. The city got behind our cause for improving the property. They granted us the right to create this Tiny House Village and bring new life to this 4-acre property. Many people in the community participated in salvaging and repurposing buildings, building materials, antique bricks, and literally turning much of the trash into treasure to help us move this project forward the right way. We are a year and a half into this large undertaking and have many long days ahead of us. The cause justifies the means and everybody involved in this endeavor has great pride in making the Escalante area better. Many times I have found myself sitting on the porch of one of these tiny houses built by my talented compadres and myself, looking out at the unbelievably beautiful valley, green fields, and stunning rock formations, sipped my coffee, taken a deep breath and said “awesome”! What a place to wake up and appreciate! Thank you for staying with us. I anticipate that you will gain the same love and appreciation for Escalante and the beautiful area that we have. I hope you enjoy the same loss of time that these porches and views have given me. Come back and see us again.