This Tiny Glass House Lets You Sleep Surrounded by Nature
If a COVID-safe getaway within easy travel distance from New York City is high on your priority list these days, look no further than the Glass House. Dubbed a “Hudson Valley tiny home escape,” this property includes plenty of modern creature comforts housed in 180 square feet and nestled among 30 acres of land, all of which is made even cooler thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views of your surroundings.
Available for bookings on Airbnb, this charming tiny house is located 90 miles north of NYC in Marlboro, offering enough space for two guests, including one bed, one bathroom, and a stocked kitchen. The fully glass walls offer amazing views of the surrounding vineyards, orchards, and lavender fields, with plenty of privacy save for the potential of spotting wildlife, depending on the season you visit.
If you visit during warm weather months, you can take advantage of the home’s outdoor furniture and fire pit that’s perfect for grilling, but even if you choose to stay cozied up indoors, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. From a queen-sized bed with a Casper mattress to a modern stainless-steel kitchen with a mini-fridge, induction cooktop for cooking, a microwave, and an electric kettle, you can also enjoy full climate control as well as WiFi, shower amenities, and more.
The host does note a few key things about the house, including that no pets are allowed due to the possibility of wildlife in close proximity, and that being so “off-the-grid” means the potential for muddy tires and frozen terrain during times of inclement weather. The home’s toilet is a Laveo dry-flush toilet, with the host noting that it’s the “same toilet Matt Damon used in ‘The Martian.’”
If being fully immersed in nature for a few nights sounds like a dream after nearly two years of life in a global pandemic that won’t seem to quit, there are plenty of bookings available, all of which are around $240 per night. One recent visitor called it “a perfect escape from the daily grind,” adding, “Loved the tiny house experience, and the minimalist aspect of it. It was a great way to hunker down and spend some time disconnected from the city. The bed/lounge space was a great place to hang out all day and catch up on our projects, hobbies, and relax. I highly recommend Seth and his tiny house!”