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Staten Island will get three tiny houses to rent this summer, courtesy Getaway

Test-drive the tiny house lifestyle in New York City

One of Getaway’s tiny houses in the Catskills.
Courtesy Getaway

If you’ve ever been curious about the tiny house lifestyle—not exactly a thing in New York, unless you count the many itty-bitty apartments throughout the city—you’re in luck. Getaway, the start-up known for its custom-built tiny cabins, has installed three of those micro-units on the Staten Island shoreline for the summer. (h/t DNAInfo)

Getaway currently has campsites in the Catskills in upstate New York, and outside of Boston. The New York City pop-up, called Getaway at Gateway, is a collaboration with the National Parks Service and the New York Harbor Conservancy. From now until Labor Day, the company’s eminently Instagrammable tiny cabins will be situated within the Gateway National Recreation Area in Staten Island.

Each of the three cabins is intended for two people, and comes equipped with a two-burner stove, a shower (though fair warning, that’ll only spit out room-temperature water; it is summer, after all), a cooler, and a composting cartridge toilet. The cabins are also kitted out with summer-ready amenities, including snacks, Adirondack chairs for lounging, and a campfire ring with firewood.

While many of the dates for the next couple of months are already booked, Getaway CEO Peter Davis told DNAInfo that more reservations are opening up at 10 a.m. each day. "We want to take people and help them rejuvenate and recharge," Davis told DNAInfo. "Get out of the city, get to nature and escape." And all it requires is a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.