The modern tiny house movement tends to be centered in the Western part of the country, but now people interested in smaller living in the Northeast will have a few small ways to escape the cities. The Getaway project is building and renting out 160 square foot cabins available for rent for anyone wanting to try on a tiny house for size.
We’re not luddites or hermits, but the roar of the city combined with constant technological ping-pinging has us worn out. We’ve tried our best to disconnect in real time, but personal experience testifies that to be somewhere under actual stars, somewhere completely quiet except for the crackling of the fire, is the real way to rebalance oneself. – From the Getaway website
The simple, streamlined cabins can be rented for $119 a night and fit four people. Inside the Ovida design is a queen bed and inside the Lorraine design are two nooks with twin beds. Each cabin has a small kitchen with a one-burner stove, a propane heater, ice chest, sink, kitchen supplies, and a bathroom with a zinc shower and composting toilet. Renters also have access to bikes, firewood, towels and linens. The first of the 8×20 foot homes is located in southern New Hampshire and more Getaways are currently being built.
Built in conjunction with the Harvard innovation lab and the Millennial Housing Lab, the Getaway is the Housing Lab’s first project. It was founded by Harvard Business, Law and Design students with a mission of developing and realizing fresh housing ideas for a new generation.
Photos by Getaway and Kataram Studios