Tiny homes are being used to erect a ‘nomadic’ hotel in upstate New York

A new retreat in upstate New York hopes to lure city dwellers to its village of Scandinavian-inspired tiny prefab homes.

Hurley House, slated to open this spring in the Hudson Valley on the site of the now closed Twin Lakes resort town, features a series of compact, prefab tiny homes envisioned by design firm Moliving, offering the privacy and comfort of a luxury hotel room but with more access to nature, just two hours from New York.

“The traditional hotel development model has been proven for generations,” Moliving CEO Jordan Bem said in a statement. “Now lifestyles and travel behaviors have changed a lot. We are leading the change with our mobile units and proprietary technology to keep adapting. Moliving is accommodating by design, its flexibility fuels the desire to move freely, helping the industry embrace today’s nomadic, adventure-seeking traveler who still wants all the benefits of traditional five-star accommodation.

Hurley House is the first property the design firm has worked on. The company says its compact, easy-to-build tiny homes provide an adaptable model for hoteliers and property owners to build rental properties quickly and affordably. The company said in a press release that it aims to “democratize” the hospitality industry by allowing property owners to use their property for vacation rentals.

Units are 45 feet long and contain approximately 400 square feet of indoor space as well as 120 square feet of outdoor space. Interiors are fitted with wood tones and floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a skylight in the bathroom to let in natural sunlight.

With Hurley House slated to debut in spring 2022, Moliving is currently pursuing opportunities in other markets, including Joshua Tree California, Lake Tahoe Nevada, Sonoma California and Vail, Colorado, according to the company.

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