Located in an old textile factory in Bushwick, the loft’s big, open character inspired the artist couple to come up with a living space inside a living space solution: “Rather than building floor-to-ceiling walls to divide the apartment into two bedrooms, the pitched roof of the cabin and elevated floor of the treehouse maintain the openness and character of the loft while also allowing sunlight to fill the entire space. As a result, living in the space can feel like living outdoors, in a small community of two houses.”
The cabin is available for rent on Airbnb for $118 per night for a single person, or for $138 for two persons. By renting the cabin you not only enjoy a one-of-a kind hospitality experience in one of the Big Apple’s hottest neighborhoods, you also support the artists in their work. Art plays a major role in this concept, with works by Frezza and Chiao as well as by fellow artists and designers being exhibited inside the ‘hotel room’. The hosts hope to welcome other artists as guests in their cabin.
As a variation to the shop-in-a-shop, this idea of a house-in-a-house breaks with standard lifestyle arrangements. Personally I would find it pretty exhausting to welcome sleeping guests in my own house all year round, but it’s definitely inspiring to see that new concepts like this open up the fixed boundaries between living and hospitality, and between house and hotel. Compared to other ‘regular’ Airbnb apartments, this concept has created a different social space. A guest doesn’t only rent a room in someone’s house, but guest and host will interact more intensively.