More and more people are opting away from the classic big-hotel vacations, because they’re often simply not relaxing enough. These Harvard-designed tiny, comfy and cozy houses are everything that big hotels are not.
Getaway, a hospitality startup launched in the Harvard Innovation Lab developed and offers the tiny houses for rent – they go for $99 / night in the Massachusetts woods. The exact location of the houses is kept a secret, but all are at most a two hour drive from Boston.
“The trend of Living Tiny includes smaller houses, but it also means a simpler life, being friendlier to the environment, financial security, self-sufficiency, and lots of adventure! Here at Getaway, we are proud to be helping build the Tiny House Movement with our tiny mobile cabins,” their website reads.
This is the Ovida, the first tiny home designed and built by them. Despite being small on the outside, it’s sufficiently large and comfy on the inside, easily accommodating two or more people. The key is that it’s designed for short term guests, which means they can save a lot of space.
“We can worry less about storing four seasons of your wardrobe and a hundred kitchen gadgets,” Staff says. “That frees us up to do these more whimsical things.”
Clara, the newest house, has a treehouse-inspired interior and three distinct levels without any conventional furniture – but that just enhances its appeal.
“These levels offer un-programmed places to sit, eat, sleep, curl up, lean, do work, and hang,” the designers write in a statement.
Foods and provisions are stocked before your arrival, so you can truly enjoy a free, worry-less vacation.
Although the houses are simply brilliant, creators hope visitors will spend little time inside, instead exploring the forest and surrounding environment.