The Glass House: A Hudson Valley Tiny Home Escape by Seth
Get to experience sleeping overlooking the stars in the wine country in the house. The press called “The World’s Most Beautiful Tiny House” and The Today Show called an “off-grid oasis.” located approximately 90 minutes from NYC but feels like a world away. The 30 acres of rolling hills give total privacy and isolation as glass walls open up endless views of vineyards, orchards, and wildlife. Modern comforts such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a loaded kitchen mean you do not have to give anything up to experience a glamping life.
There is no designated room for sleeping, but it provides a plush queen-sized bed with a super comfy Casper mattress and insanely comfortable and colorful pillows. The little touches, such as a sleep machine, are a great addition you would never think you need. The large windows surrounding the sleeping area act like living picture frames capturing nature’s beauty and allow you to stargaze at night before shutting your eyes and waking up to the sunshine.
The bathroom is much more spacious than expected, and the stand-up shower with great water pressure has hot water thanks to the propane tank. Amazing smelling body wash, shampoo, conditioner, thick towels, and hairdryer are well provided. You might want to keep the shower curtain closed so the water will not get out.
The toilet itself is a Laveo dry-flush toilet that is easy to use. When you flush, it basically deposits your business into a sanitary and completely odor-free vessel without using water. It is actually cleaner and smells less or even not at all than a composting or even regular toilet.
This system features cartridges that are changed out between guests and offer around 20 flushes per stay. This is typically adequate for two guests for two nights, but guests are advised to conserve flushes. In addition, guests are expected to swap the cartridge if you run out, and you also need to dispose of this on your way out. The whole process is easy, and the host will provide you with a guide on how to do this.
The 180 square foot glass-enclosed tiny house offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Hudson Valley and surrounding vineyards and apple orchards with a feeling of complete privacy and tranquility. These wraparound windows also make you feel fully immersed in nature and make the space feel open and airy at the same time. The house is spotless and stylish, and you will be completely blown away by its quaint yet beautiful demeanor.
You will also be impressed by how truly off the grid the house is, from the solar panels powering everything to the luxury intersecting with innovative green living at its finest. The decor is perfect – minimal yet warm, and has everything you need for a few days away. The guidebook recommendations of places to go and restaurants to eat at are great. You just need to check days or hours in advance. Some places need reservations, especially during pandemics such as Storm King and Dia Beacon.
This house has everything, including a pair of binoculars so you can watch all the wildlife you will be surrounded by, Bluetooth speaker, books, puzzles, cards, nerf ball, and air conditioning and heating for all-season comfort. Wi-Fi for keeping in touch with the real world and streaming shows on your personal device is also available, so you do not need to totally go off the grid if you do not need to. As shoes are not allowed in the house, it is actually a little challenging to get in and out using the stairs, and there are ants here and there, so you are recommended to bring your own slippers.
The small modern stainless-steel kitchen has just about everything but a range oven. Even so, it still allows you to cook a full meal since it is equipped with a mini-fridge, induction cooktop, microwave, and electric kettle. There is also a dining table with two chairs for sitting and eating or working.
There is outdoor dining and lounging furniture, along with access to a fire pit that you can definitely grill on; just do not forget to pick up firewood and starters on the way. Enjoy lots of privacy on a 30-acre farm, featuring a modest lavender field which is super special and rare for the region, and all sorts of wildlife coming within inches of the house.
Surrounded by hiking trails to waterfalls, wineries, apple picking, pumpkin picking, and fantastic restaurants, This is a truly special place. Many find it surprising that it can exist so close to New York. While it is exactly set on a farm, you are only a short drive away from major shopping centers, so you can get any necessities you might have forgotten, food, or supplies.
If anyone needs a breather from the city, it is undoubtedly a perfect getaway. A tiny home with everything you need, bring food and personal items, make it such a beautiful little oasis. The Glass House is also located just far away from society and yet still close enough to access everything you may want to pick up while on the journey.
EDITOR'S REVIEW OF The Glass House
"The World's Most Beautiful Tiny House" and The Today Show called an "off-grid oasis."