by Madeline Bilis | October 19, 2017 11:49 am
In 2015, two Harvard grads launched Getaway with the idea of providing a quick, relatively inexpensive way to escape the city temporarily. They designed and built three tiny houses, placed them in the woods, and began renting them out. Now, just two years later, the startup has announced a major expansion—it’s adding 21 more tiny houses to its roster.
The new woodsy escapes will be scattered around Getaway’s 40-acre plot of land in southern New Hampshire. The exact locations of Getaway cabins aren’t revealed until after booking (to preserve spontaneity, according to the company) but they’re guaranteed to be in a nature-filled spot within two hours of Boston. This is meant to make them ideal for unplugging and recharging.
“Getaway isn’t about the tiny houses or the woods, but rather providing people with the opportunity to take time away from the stress, technology and hustle of daily life,” said Getaway founder and CEO Jon Staff in a statement. “We pleased to announce the increased capacity of cabins, which allows guests to book more frequently making these escapes part of their wellness routine.”
Staff explains Getaway provides a way for city dwellers to just do nothing. By that, he means straying from the everyday to-do list. Staff suggests guests start out by putting phones in the provided cellphone lock box. Then, visitors can lounge, read, start a campfire, look for birds or flora, and relax.
Both two-person and four-person cabins are available for rent. They’re equipped with kitchen supplies, a mini fridge, a stove top, shower, toilet, and bed. Outside, there’s a picnic table, a fire pit, and a few Adirondack chairs. The new cabins will be available for booking in late October with rates starting at $125 per night. See getaway.house for more information.
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