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The Glass House: An Off-Grid Hudson Valley Tiny Home Retreat—Recharge! Relax!

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1 Bedroom
2 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Fall asleep staring at the stars and watch the sunset from your bed in The Glass House! Featured on The Today Show an dcalled by Forbes "The World's Most Beautiful Tiny House," the Hudson Valley Glass House is a magical off-grid getaway. Just 90 mins from NYC, but a world away. Situated on 30 acres of rolling hills, giving guests total privacy as glass walls open up onto endless views of vineyards & apple orchards. And while the solar-powered tiny house is totally off the grid, modern comforts such as Wi-F and air-conditioning keep you from feeling like you've given anything up

Feel the stress melt away in this glass-enclosed tiny house (just 180 square feet!) retreat, just 90 minutes from NYC, but a world's away. This is a truly special place, and most people find it surprising that it can exist so close to New York. But despite its small size and isolated location, it is surprisingly luxurious on the inside.

The house is conveniently located in the heart of wine country, surrounded by rolling vineyards and apple orchards. There is also world-class hiking, some of the best cycling roads around, and countless farms and restaurants worth visiting. The towns of Beacon, New Paltz, Kingston (and all the other great Hudson Valley towns) are also very close.

The listing includes:

-A 180 square-foot glass-enclosed tiny house, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the Hudson Valley and surrounding vineyards and apple orchards

-Lots of privacy on a 30-acre farm.

-Outdoor dining and lounging furniture, along with access to a fire pit that you can definitely grill on. -A plush queen-sized bed with a super-comfy memory foam mattress and insanely comfortable pillows

-A dining table with two chairs for sitting and eating.

-A modern stainless-steel kitchen with a mini-fridge, induction cooktop for cooking, and electric kettle. Despite the small size, it has about everything but a range oven. (I'm debating getting a microwave, so ping me if you think I should or shouldn't!)

-Wi-fi for keeping in touch with the real world and streaming shows on your personal devices.

Also note that while the house is tiny and has a maximum occupancy of two people, I am sometimes able to accommodate larger parties for those bringing tents and willing to camp outside. Please inquire about pricing for such scenarios.


Q: Do I need to bring towels or linens? What about a hairdryer?

A: Nope! I provide all these things. Same with basic toiletries (unless I happen to be out, which is very rare).

Q: Is this house really off the grid?

A: Yep! It features solar panels for power, a propane HVAC system for heating and air-conditioning, and a unique dry-flush toilet (more on that in the "Other Things To Note" section below). One exception: You absolutely have working Wi-Fi.

Q: How will I receive the key?

A: The house features a keyless entry system with a code that lasts as long as your stay. This allows for effortless check-in and entry.

Q: Is the place professionally cleaned between guests?

A: Yes, and I take pride in providing a clean home for guests. Take a look at my reviews—I think you'll find my guests agree!


-Due to the potential for water lines to freeze in the winter, during colder months the house uses water tanks to provide H20 for showers, faucets, etc. Winter guests are advised to use water sparingly or they will run out. And while the water is clean and drinkable, it is recommended that guests bring their own drinking water (if only so they won't run low on showers!)

-The toilet is a Laveo dry-flush toilet. This is the same toilet Matt Damon used in The Martian. When you "flush", it basically shrink-wraps your business into a sanitary and completely odor-free vessel. No mess, no fuss. This system is changed out between guests, and offers around 20 flushes per stay. I will send all guests info on this so they aren't confused, and can change the "cartridge" themselves. Guests are asked to dispose of the cartridge upon departure (I'll send info on that—it's easy and clean)

-Parking is provided, but is a short two-minute walk to the Glass House on unpaved ground with light hills.

-There's a chicken coop nearby so you're welcome to buy some of our farm-fresh eggs (make breakfast on the cooktop!). Just tell me your order in advance and they'll be waiting for you.

One last thing: I really, really appreciate that you followed directions and read the whole thing. Please put the phrase "Don't throw rocks at glass houses!!" at the top of your message so I know you did so as such bookings tend to go so much smoother! And thanks for hanging in there!

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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 2

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
$149 CAD - - -
01/13/18 - 01/13/21
2 Nights Minimum
$175 CAD - - -



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Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours

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January 2018

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Availability last updated Jan 13, 2018
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