Super Popular 160 sqft Micro Cabins Coming To NYC
A startup called Getaway — which was launched in the Boston region last year by Harvard University students — is coming to the New York City area in June, reports Bloomberg.
And booking is now underway, with prime summer weekends filling up fast. The unique lodging company provides 160-square-foot stays for folks looking to take quick trips out of town.
Since its debut, Getaway’s Boston iteration has been quite popular; a Saturday night stay at one of the three wee properties there isn’t available until December.
But it’s Getaway’s “location” model that stands out: Even though guests book a petit pad (none of which have Wi-Fi), they don’t know where it’s actually situated until a day before the reservation. The intent is to force travelers to unplug from their professional lives and go on a small adventure.
Understandably, there’s no word yet on the cabins’ specific locations outside the Big Apple, but the three of them will be constructed upstate — not far from train access.
Prices will range from $99 to $129 per night depending on the night of stay. The cabins’ blueprints show similar designs, with just enough room for a full bed, a two-burner cast-iron cooktop, a small bathroom with electric toilet and — if you’re lucky — a table off the kitchen area.
Images are not yet available, but the Boston-area stays show simple wooden interiors and views of the wooded outdoors through large windows.
Nightly prices cover two people, with rates increasing by $10 or $15 for additional guests or pets, respectively.
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