For New Yorkers who aren’t able to make it out of the hot city this summer, a few off-grid retreats will be popping up in NYC. Starting this Memorial Day, tiny home startup Getaway will launch three of their compact cabins on the shoreline of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Getaway at Gateway will provide lucky guests with all of the comforts of off-grid living – without even leaving the city!


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Getaway cabins are furnished tiny homes that are normally located in a remote wilderness setting about two hours away from either Boston or New York. Following the company’s ethic of “less is more,” they’re designed to be completely off-grid for those looking to get away from the chaos of their daily lives.

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Perfect for a romantic getaway, writer’s retreat, or just a complete do-nothing weekend, the cabins have all the basic necessities – a comfy queen bed, full kitchen, bathroom, and heating. Instead of receiving a Wi-Fi password upon check in, guests will find board games and books to pass the time. Each cabin also comes with a guide with helpful tips for off-grid living such as knot tying, stargazing, and fire building.

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The off-grid cabins, which typically run about 160 to 200 square feet, were designed by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The subsequent startup named Getaway received a whopping $15 million in funding earlier this year. This summer’s popup event will be a first for the company and will run from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Reservations can be made at Getaway at Gateway.

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Photography by Sarah Ruehlow, Ball and Albanese and Roderick Aichinger