Make creating your own weekend escape as easy as buying some land and swiping a card with the Vipp Shelter. This prefabricated, 55 square meter structure is designed to be placed in the natural setting of your choice with minimal effort on your part. So much so that the furniture, appliances, fixtures, lighting, tableware, towels, and even bed linens have already been picked out and will be waiting for you on your first arrival, which should happen in as little as six months after you place your order. And with two levels of living space, including a second-floor bed loft and floor-to-ceiling windows, you might find yourself wanting to stay longer than you planned.
"King of the hill, top of the heap" in New York has a new address — the 432 Park Avenue Penthouse. The building itself measures 1,396 ft, making it the third-tallest building in the United States and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. Of course, you won't be living on the roof, so your full-floor, 8,255 square feet palace sits 1,271 feet up. It goes without saying that the views are spectacular from every side, and obviously the furnishings and design are top-notch — after all, you're not filling one of the most expensive residences in the country with bad paint and cheap furniture.
Living in NYC is great. Being isolated from nature isn't. Get the best of both worlds with a cabin in Hudson Woods. This 131-acre, architect-driven development includes 26 glass-and-timber homes just 100 miles north of the city. Completely customizable, each home is built using help from local builders, craftsmen, and artisans, from the pile of bluestone found on-site that's used to build the stacked walls around the pools down to small details like mirrors and fixtures. But most importantly, each home has a sizable parcel to itself, so even though you have neighbors, you don't necessarily have to see them.
Thinking about buying a camper? Check out Wheelhaus Mobile Cabins before you sign. Priced competitively with high-end campers, these "Rolling Cabins" are inspired by the craftsmanship of log homes, and are available in 6 models, as well as a Hitch-Haus that combines multiple units to create a larger living space. Each cabin offers a terrific mix of rustic and modern decor, with around 400 square feet inside and most offering roughly 100 square feet of outdoor space — you know, not including all of nature around you. Best of all, they're easily transportable and take just 2-5 days to set up, letting you take them anywhere you choose to roam.