This Tiny Glass House in Upstate New York Is Perfect for an Off-Grid Getaway

Kelly Allen
·2-min read
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb

From House Beautiful

Situated an hour and a half from New York City on a 30-acre farm in Marlboro is a tiny glass home that’s ideal for an off-the-grid getaway. In our latest quest to show you around dream Airbnb rentals, our host Kirby Porterfield takes you inside this space that has panoramic views of vineyards, orchards, and wildlife for the ultimate immersed-in-nature escape.

The 180-square-foot space has everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay: There's a queen bed with a memory foam mattress and plenty of cushy pillows. The dining table seats two and is perfect for eating or working. The modern stainless steel kitchen has a sizable mini fridge, induction cooktop, microwave, and electric kettle. In the bathroom, you’ll find a full-size shower, small sink, and a toilet that uses the same space age tech as Matt Damon in The Martian. If you need to work or want to stream TV on your personal devices, there’s Wi-Fi so you can stay connected. Oh, and the heating and air conditioning ensure you can visit during any season.

Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb

On top of The Glass House, you might have noticed the solar panels that power it. Right outside of the tiny rental, there’s a fire pit you can use to make s’mores and keep toasty on cool nights. Along with seating around the fire pit, you’ll find a picnic table for all of your outdoor dining needs. A modest lavender field that’s rare for the region sits nearby. Depending on the season, you might see families of deer, various types of birds, butterflies, and even coyotes.

Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb
Photo credit: Seth/Airbnb

The glass-enclosed home accommodates two people with the price starting at $271 per night. Traveling with more friends? The host is open to larger groups who want to bring tents and camp outside. You’ll have to reach out about that to get more info including pricing.

Porterfield rates this tiny glass rental seven out of seven space age toilets. With an average rating of 4.95 stars on Airbnb, reviewers who have had the opportunity to spend time in the home agree it's worth a stay. Many say it’s a magical and restorative place to spend time–especially now during the pandemic. Feel like you could use an escape like this? You can book a stay at The Glass House here.

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