We’ll admit to spending a bit too much time watching home shows on channels like HGTV and being fascinated by the idea that people wish to discard their possessions and move into spaces smaller than the average hotel room for their permanent abodes.
But until now, we’d yet to find a scenario in which we’d consider the tiny home movement for ourselves. Enter YOTELair, a high-tech hotel concept found inside airports, perfect for those times when you have a long layover or just want to catch a few hours of sleep before an early or late flight. The concept has since expanded to cities like NYC and Boston, where YOTEL offers boutique chic spaces to sleep, co-work, or relax. A bit less high-touch than we typically select, but fun nevertheless.
Now a partnership between YOTEL and Replay Destinations, a developer of destination resorts, combines the idea of boutique travel and tiny home living into a new kind of real estate model for the discerning traveler. YOTELPAD offers affordable boutique condos in resort destinations that historically have priced in the millions and above.
The first destination? One of our favorite spots for year-round travel, Park City. Park City PADs start at just $275,000 and begin at 340 square feet. They come with adjustable beds, work and relaxing areas, en-suite baths and kitchenettes – basically everything you need in a vacation setting.
Communal amenities will vary per destination, but include everything from gyms to bike storage, Amazon lockers and cinema or library rooms, as well as the signature Club Lounge, which allows a degree of interactivity between guests.
Park City and Downtown Miami will be the first to launch, with subsequent development plans for Geneva Lake and Dubai in coming years.
We’ll keep an ear out as more news develops. In the meantime, check out the pictures! Looks like it just might be affordable to purchase that vacation home after all.