1.5 min readBy Published On: August 17th, 2015Categories: Features0 Comments

Written by Emily Waterfield

Are you sick of city living? Fed up with the daily grind? Tired of constantly being plugged in? Well, we just may have a solution for you! Meet Getaway, the first ever startup to come out of Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, designed to introduce the concept of “tiny house living” to major cities. Getaway helps city-dwellers escape from the urban jungle and retreat to a rural oasis, where a rented cabin will be waiting for them, complete with everything they need to completely detach and decompress.   

The idea is simple—living in a tiny house means a smaller financial commitment, a severely diminished environmental impact, and a generally healthier lifestyle. Getaway builds tiny, photo-worthy cabins that are big enough to live, but that force you to live simply—each  house is outfitted with a stocked pantry, queen bed, stove, toilet, shower, plus a few amenities to provide some basic entertainment, such as classic books and board games, bikes, and a campfire (for roasting s’mores, of course!). The point is to live off the grid! Getaway houses are placed on peaceful, secluded land within a two hour drive of the city. Getaway’s goal is to help you break from routine and reintroduce balance to your life. 

If you’re ready to escape from reality for a while, then you’re in luck—Getaway launched its first tiny houses right here in Boston’s backyard, less than a two hour drive off of I-93. Get back in touch with your inner adventurer! Go on a hike! Sing some songs around a campfire! See some starry night skies for a change! Take a peek at Getaway for yourself and book your escape now.  Visit: http://getaway.house 

Let us know if you go!