In order to communicate with us, we have to trek two hours to standersville, a town on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, where the population has dropped to 384 people over the years, A country shop and this wooded land, before the arrival of 20 small houses this fall, is a caravan camp called Paradise acres.
The part of heaven is controversial.
On the second official day of winter, the land is a swamp of no color, surrounded by tall barren trees, covered with a dead leaf.
But this promise is to run away. a start-
These rental services are not available
The cabin and this.
Camping not far from major cities
We can restore our souls here.
When our car creaked in the gravel lane, we passed an ominous charcoal --
Gray box on wheels.
\"Lenore\" is written on a sign \".
\"This is a carbon copy of Lilian, Hank, Felix and Shirley, this is the little house we were assigned to, and we learn from the company in concise text, the text also provides us with an input code.
But Lenore made the first emotional ripple through the car.
Tinys has a way to do this.
In the soft, wooded marketing photos of Getaway, tinys such as Lenore are full of symbolism.
Inside, the couple cut the avocado together.
In a fire pit, a group of cool children from many ethnic groups gathered together.
Young women plant themselves in large floor-to-ceiling windows and overlook the forest with hardcover books, you can only assume it was written by Zadie Smith or Audre Lorde.
In an image, a woman simply twists herself in the presentation of yoga bliss.
The astute emphasis on escape, disconnect and rest resonated with millennial vacation goals.
In every market outside New York, Boston, and Washington, Getaway\'s house was booked over the weekend, and in early 2017 the company was founded by two Harvard graduates, raising $15 million in venture capital means there may soon be a small house camp in the forest near you.
Even though its name is Getaway, it doesn\'t sell the kind of wild weekend holidays you might experience in Cancun or in food
You may have a focused trip in Portugal.
Instead, it shows the terrible vision of city life and then uses itself as an antidote.
It evokes the practice of forest bathing, disconnection and therapeutic isolation in Japan.
It encourages you to complete your novel at a price of just over $160 per night --
Because you obviously don\'t have time to do anything else.
And insist that you remove yourself from the list of stress sources conveniently noted in this holiday brochure.
Includes: work, email, text and competition.
We entered the code, opened Shirley like a safe and started walking around.
I plopped on a large soft platform bed.
(I announced the \"memory bubble\" with dizziness \".
) I read a lot of literature carefully, which, among other things, told guests that it was intentional to have no mirrors.
Because it is only when monsters should be here like Henry David solo that they think of their pores.
(Need to be reminded that there is a book on the shelf \"Lake Valden\".
There are two plates in the kitchen, two cups, one pot, none of them.
The wooden cases we met, you really, really, really should lock up your phone, so much pain and source of FOMO.
But if you can\'t give it up, they offer the convenience of absolutely no WiFi.
\"Idiot,\" you think.
\"This is called camping. ”Not exactly.
Now, in the small house that no one would admit, we used to call it the cottage, which is called \"escape \".
\"It\'s exactly what we run for suburban families that make the\" Little House Hunter \"a hot show for HGTV, and the little house is another reality and an incredible extension of imagination.
The obvious question is, \"who can stand so little \".
Better yet: \"That must be what it is, don\'t be too indebted, so that your skin feels on fire every moment of waking up every day,\" as it has only recently been upgraded from the 350 series --square-
I know how it feels to live in a small house without a door.
Anxiety is to worry that I may live like this forever or live less one day.
So I can\'t deny people\'s fascination with small houses.
Minimalism in small wooden temples, with an average of just over 200 square feet, is about $50,000
It\'s a misleading fashion.
The cute wooden huts on wheels are popular not because people want to reduce the size, but because they reduce the size.
Amy Turnbull, president of the American Small House Association, said: \"We have worked hard all our lives so that we can relax . \" This is a relatively new invention (founded in 2015) with 400 members nationwide.
\"The change is that the housing crisis in millennials and 2008 has shown us that we don\'t have time to do so.
Safety is a myth.
Housing is beyond the reach of many people.
We have student loans.
So, what is the point ? \" No wonder this little house, which is actually and mentally off the grid, will appeal.
\"At first people would say, it\'s so cute, I want one,\" Turnbull said . \".
But the small house movement has fallen into municipal disputes and has been shunned by communities that will not eventually live in temporary housing.
She said they are illegal in many areas.
\"You can\'t live on them full time,\" Turnbull said with some irritation . \".
\"That\'s the problem.
\"But vacations and other small houses for rent, such as an RV in Portland, Oregon, or a small hotel in Austin, Texas, can give you a taste of this little-house life.
In an early marketing video, one of the founders of Getaway mentioned that small houses are yet another millennial reaction in their parents\' lives.
\"The form is not right, and the function is not right,\" joked chief executive Jon Staff, aiming at some beige dream homes in the nameless suburbs.
Millennials have been blamed for the deaths of important American institutions, such as napkins and J.
Crew and promiscuity.
But if we all get it wrong, if it was the American institutions that secretly killed millennials, or at least filled them with a fear of existential, that fear would quietly devour their hearts, for example, acid reflux \"you can prove that millennials are under great pressure.
\"They feel a lot of pressure on their phones,\" Jean M said . \"
Twenge is a psychologist who studies the differences between generations and is the author of my generation.
\"Technology has always been so demanding,\" Twenge said . \".
\"As people spend more time interacting with digital media, they spend less time interacting face to face-to-face --to-face.
\"If their parents\' small box is another institution that has to leave, maybe it seems like a small box to run away.
Maybe the answer is in Lake Valden.
\"Ironically, Soro moved to Lake Varden to stay away from society.
\"It can be said that life in a village at that time was not that different from life in Lake Valden,\" Twenge noted . \".
\"Compare it to a mobile phone in modern life.
\"It\'s ridiculous, but I hope to feel some of the instant wood that has never been realized.
Even if I play Bon Iver on the Bluetooth radio, then take the provided torch outside our fire pit and sprinkle the (supplied) firestarter on the (supplied) log, ignite our first campfire and do some (provided) s mores.
Instead, we sit outside and poke our baby fire, it\'s as scary as a burning candle, drinking wine until it starts to rain.
Later, I slept like a dead man.