The logic makes sense -- with less carbon footprints, sustainable tourism could look to tiny homes for improving the quality of travel in the world today. This is what "Getaway," a habitation startup sponsored by Harvard Innovation Lab, intends to do; building small houses in wooded landscapes. The original plan of its developers was to provide a "home away from home" for less than the cost of an average vacation to disengage from the hectic corporate life in most urban cities.
Business Insider is calling it "the future of weekend getaways," short-term vacations most employees take to refresh themselves and recoup their spiritual energy or "mojo" as most would call it. According to the business journal, "Getaway's" hospitality project is "like camping but with the creature comforts of home."
Campers favor their hobby for several reasons including being one with nature or enjoying the disconnected life. A tiny home is the solution for travelers who find camping a bit of a struggle. The best thing is, both these activities create less environmental hazards.
Tiny homes are known to make use of alternative energies including solar technologies. If without alternative energies, it consumes less power than the average home, making them practical choices for actual habitation for some individuals. For "Getaway" and its guests, the houses are great alternatives to camping because it feels like home, yet only fetches around $99-$120 per stay.
According to Inhabitat, "Getaway's" homes are "off-grid" homes; they rely solely on solar energy. The design and architecture-oriented website said the house made by Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine and Rachel Moranis was first to become a "full-time hangout" place.
In detail, the website said the house had about 160 square feet of space -- which is smaller than an average luxury hotel room but larger than a usual hostel room. Amenities inside include a kitchen stove, a small shower room, a twin-sized sleeping pad and cooking equipment.
The dozens of "Getaway's" retreat homes are situated in woodlands in the ambience of forest animals and the possible gentle pitter-patter of rain. Most of "Getaway's" tiny houses are in Boston, New England and New York.