Bem and his sister were invited to visit a friend in the vacation hot spot on the easternmost part of Long Island in the summer, where they found hotel rates of around $2,000 a night.
"We started wondering why these hotels are charging $2,000 a night and what they do in the offseason," he said. "And that started this crazy idea around, what if you could build a hotel that's always in the right place at the right time?"
Bem took that idea and ran with it, eventually launching Moliving, which is billed as a "nomadic hospitality solution." He is now CEO of the company, which unveiled its first prototype unit last summer.
Moliving's 400-square-foot guest units are built on a custom chassis, making them mobile and able to be towed from one location to another. The units are also outfitted with solar panels, lithium batteries and freshwater, graywater and blackwater tanks, enabling them to exist off-grid, if needed.
Moliving accommodations are hardly about roughing it, however. Each guest unit features high-end finishes and its own bathroom as well as a 120-square-foot, private deck. And in addition to guest units, Moliving outposts will offer access to shared amenities like food and beverage venues, pools, event space and spas, among other facilities.