I stayed at a tiny house resort in the Catskills for three days, and it was the perfect getaway for burned-out NYC millennials who need to recharge
- I visited Think Big! A Tiny House Resort in upstate New York's Catskills region for three days in October.
- The tiny-house movement is growing among millennials, and I wanted to see what the fuss was about.
- My tiny house was cool, but what really stuck out to me is that the resort is a relaxing getaway for burned-out millennials who want to recharge.
- From its focus on hospitality as an experience to its wellness offerings, the resort is everything millennials love.
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When I think luxury, I don't usually think of 300-square foot dwellings in the woods, but one luxury tiny house resort proved me wrong.
That would be Think Big! A Tiny House Resort, located in the Catskills in upstate New York, about a two-hour drive north of Manhattan.
The name comes from the "Think Big!" retail store of oversized pop art that owner Bob Malkin used to run in Soho, New York City. When his granddaughter, Melissa Juszczak, age 29, asked him to finance a tiny house for her, he sold "Think Big!" and opened the tiny house resort in 2017. Today, Melissa and her mother, Marjorie (who goes by Margie) run the resort. They both live on site.
The question this resort, and others like it, may raise is: How is this any different from a cabin? Admittedly, tiny houses and cabins alike are small, often rustic houses, but a cabin can be any size the owner desires and is built on a foundation. Tiny houses are usually built on wheels so they can be moved around and typically are a mere 100 to 400 square feet.
During my time at the resort, Melissa and Margie told me that the tiny house resort attracts a lot of millennials who want to escape the bustle of New York City and turn off the stress. I left feeling like I had done just that.
Here's why it was the perfect getaway for the city millennial looking to recharge.