As we’ve reported here before, tiny houses are slowly but surely making their mark on America’s landscape. More and more, people yearn for simpler, downsized and unplugged lives within smaller and smaller spaces…tiny spaces… surrounded by nature.
A new player in this tiny home market is Getaway, a three-year-old Brooklyn-based start-up, that exclusively rents, does not sell, tiny houses.
In an interview with CNBC, CEO and co-founder John Staff said, Getaway is about selling an experience, not a house.” Getaway has tiny cabins “nestled in the heart of nature” just outside of New York City, Boston and Washington DC that rent for approximately $150/night on weekdays and $175/night on weekends. No doubt there will be more Getaway places throughout the country that will offer “a day-off for the always-on.”
Getaway’s Staff said, “You have everything you need and nothing you don’t…no internet TV, extra rooms…so you can just focus on you and the people you came with…we think of ourselves less as designing a great tiny cabin and more as designing the perfect piece of hardware to get into nature.”
Staff may downplay his design acumen but his renters do not. Getaway’s renters say that cabin size and materials are essential to their experience. A fluffy bed or two (for 2 or 4 people) is placed right next to a large window so renters can go to sleep under the stars and wake up with the sun. The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, a 2-burner stove and is well-stocked with pots, pans, olive oil, etc. There’s a table for eating or reading or writing, a toilet and a hot water shower. Outside, there is a fire pit, picnic table and Adirondack chairs. There is even a lock-box for cell phones.
Of course, Getaway cabins are available year-round and have the fans, AC and heat to ensure your comfort year-round. And, of course, Getaway’s building materials are natural wood, glass and some metal.
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