Getaway, the startup that lets you rent out gorgeous tiny houses in the woods, launched in 2015 with three models on rural lots outside of Boston. In the year since, hundreds of people have booked these roughly 160-square-foot modern cabins—many for a brief escape from hectic urban life, and some for an easy taste of the tiny house lifestyle.
This month, Getaway is headed to New York—heaven knows stressed out New Yorkers can use it. Back in April, Getaway began preparing for a June launch of three additional tiny houses in the woods outside of New York City (the specific location is withheld until you make a reservation.)
These three tiny houses—Maisie, Eleanor, Isidore—are all planted on rural land leased by Getaway and were designed by Harvard Graduate School of Design student Emily Margulies based on guest feedback. Two are updated versions of the Boston houses, but one, Isidore, is a new model that features a wide ramp entrance for easy accessibility. The New York houses are now ready for reservations and the first guests will arrive next week.
As with the Boston rentals, the New York houses start at $99 a night for two guests on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and goes up to $129 a night for Fridays and Saturdays. There's a fee of $10 for each additional guest up to four total, and a $15 fee for a pet.
For folks who want to try out tiny living but aren't anywhere near Boston or New York, here are some other great options. But Getaway's expansion isn't done yet. The company is already working on planting additional tiny houses near other large cities, as well as developing a tiny house village in an urban area. Stay tuned.