Stylish Tiny Cabins Offer a True Digital Detox to Rediscover the “Pleasure of Boredom”

Digital Detox Camping by Getaway

It’s important to disconnect every once and a while. Shutting down your laptop and putting away your phone can help you to gain perspective—one that only comes when you’re not scrolling through social media. But, doing this is often easier said than done. To aid you in your quest for a digital detox, Getaway has placed 75 stylish micro cabins within remote forests on the east coast of the US. They are all WiFi free and have little to no cell reception, which practically forces you to live in the moment; it’s great for those who have trouble pulling themselves away from their computer screens. The cabins even include a cell phone lockbox!

Starting at $125 a night, each of the all-inclusive tiny homes comes equipped with everything you’ll need for a woodsy getaway. The interiors boast a single queen-size bed and a kitchenette that, along with a mini-fridge and two-burner stove, is stocked with food. Additionally, the cabins include a full bathroom as well as a dining table that’s begging you to play the board games stored there. For outdoor fun, there’s a fire pit and a picnic table.

The choice of no WiFi and minimalist interiors fall in line with the company’s overall vision. “It’s an experience designed to bring us back to our elements,” they explain, “immerse us in the magic of the woods, and challenge us to rediscover the pleasure of boredom, solitude, and unstructured time.” It’s why they’ve placed a floor-to-ceiling window next to every bed. “The concept behind this design is to sleep in nature: one can go to bed gazing up at the night sky and then wake up with the sun, adjacent to the trees,” Getaway says. “The window is our equivalent of a television screen one finds in hotel rooms.”

When you book a cabin with Getaway, there’s an exciting element of surprise. The exact location of your cabin is a secret until after you’ve confirmed your reservation. But don’t worry—you won’t be driving across the country. The tiny abodes are a couple of hours away from Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C., and they have plans to expand to other areas soon.

A company called Getaway is making it easier than ever to take a digital detox.

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Their fully-equipped tiny cabins have no WiFi and spotty cell phone reception.

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The company explains, “It’s an experience designed to bring us back to our elements…”

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 “… immerse us in the magic of the woods, and challenge us to rediscover the pleasure of boredom, solitude, and unstructured time.”

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You won't know exactly where your cabin is until after you make your reservation.

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But, it’s within a couple hours of New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.

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All images via Getaway.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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