September 12, 2017 2 Comments
Have you been itching to get away from that concrete jungle you call home? Looking for a quaint tiny home to escape to for a weekend getaway?
Look no further!! We compiled some of our favorite tiny houses around the world for rent currently on Airbnb—from fairy tale cabins in Massachusetts to tiny houses on wheels in Canada to treehouses in Hawaii to container homes in Uganda!
The tiny house movement is alive and well in and outside of the United States and if you're planning a vacation for next year (once we are able to travel again!), keep some of these tiny homes in mind for your stay!
This is not an exhaustive list by any means, just some of our favorite tiny houses that you should highly consider visiting in 2021 and onward!
The “Silo Studio Cottage” is what fairy tales are made of. At first glance, the cottage looks like a shortened-version of Rapunzel’s tower in the forest of Corona! Charming and romantic, the two-story cottage is situated on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Featuring a 35-foot-high conical ceiling, the bedroom lies at the top of the cottage, while the downstairs provides a living and dining area.
Now open year-round (yes, even in the blistering cold Massachusetts winters), the “Silo Studio Cottage” can be rented on Airbnb for over $200/night depending on the season—but seeing as it is one of the most popular Airbnb’s in the country, you better book it well in advance!
Recently featured in the Airbnb Magazine, the “Portland Tiny House” will make you feel right at home! This tiny house is built on a foundation as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in the beautiful, quaint Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon. Upon entering the home, there is an L-shaped kitchen with small appliances, but everything you will need for a short stay. On the right, you’ll find the full bathroom, and at the end of the home is the bedroom with a queen-size bed.
Within walking distance of some of the best coffee shops and eateries in all of Portland, you definitely can’t go wrong booking a stay at the “Portland Tiny House” on your trip to Oregon—and it’s very affordable!
Serenely situated between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge in Ontario, Canada, “Tiny Haus” has been custom built by an award-winning architect to capture the beauty of the natural surroundings. On the larger side of tiny homes, “Tiny Haus” leaves very little to be desired, equipped with all of the amenities you would expect from a traditional home. With 16’ ceilings and more width than a tiny house on wheels, you shouldn’t feel cramped at all in this home, even bringing along 4 people at maximum occupancy.
On the main floor, there is a huge, luxurious kitchen with full-size appliances such as a fridge, a range and oven, a sink, and a dining table for 4. There is also a full bathroom with a beautiful tile shower, as well as a large living room area with a full-size couch, a chair, a coffee table, and an entertainment center. A set of huge glass sliding doors open up the living room to the deck equipped with an outdoor living area to expand the space outside. A staircase leads you up to the loft bedroom with standing height ceilings (!!) and a queen bed with plenty of room to walk around!
This cozy lofted studio is located in the heart of East Austin, just a mile or two from the center of town! This tiny house is built on a foundation as a backyard ADU (accessory dwelling unit), so you’ll have the entire home to yourself with your own private entrance. The tiny house features basic amenities, but everything you will need for a short stay, with a small kitchen, a full bathroom with a toilet and shower, a small living and dining area, and a lofted bedroom upstairs that sleeps 2!
If you are in the Austin area and want a couple nights away, this would be a great place for those of you just wanting a close place to downtown in a unique space. If you are wanting to “test out” tiny living in a tiny house with full-time amenities to see if tiny living is for you, check out the Eastside Container Home instead (#6 on the list)!
One of the most beautiful tiny houses on wheels you will ever see (or home for that matter), the “Escher Tiny House” is home to a family of three (@belafish, Spencer, and their daughter) whenever they are not traveling around! Located on a hilltop with incredible views of the surrounding Boulder Creek area, the “Escher” tiny house leaves little to be desired inside and out.
The inside of the tiny house will surely blow you away with its gourmet kitchen, the elevated private bedroom, and the beautiful open living space, but the outdoor living space they have created will have you wishing you could live here yourself. With a west-facing deck larger in footprint than the tiny home itself, there is an outdoor living set, a dreamy cedar soak-tub, and a Moroccan lounge tent nestled in the woods. The hosts described the tiny house by saying “it’s a place to fuel inspiration and uncover new directions… or to simply take a break from the constant pull of our modern world.” An absolute must-visit on your list of tiny house Airbnb’s!
One of our favorite tiny houses we have ever stayed in—the “Eastside” Container House in Austin, Texas! We may be biased as container homes are some of our favorite tiny spaces, but this home is seriously special. This foundation tiny house is also an accessory dwelling unit in the backyard of a single-family home, and features a unique addition to the side of the container which breaks up the shotgun-style that we are too familiar with in container houses. Sitting at 434-sqft, this tiny house has everything you would need for full-time living, including a living room with a full-size couch, a kitchen with large apartment-size appliances, a full bathroom with a beautiful tile shower, and a bedroom with plenty of room to store your belongings!
Although this container home is exclusively set up for short-term stays, this would be a great tiny house to stay in if you are curious about living full-time in a tiny home. Also, we have a full video tour of the Eastside Container House here on our YouTube channel so you can check it out!
Located riverside right on the Clackamas River in Oregon (just outside of Portland), the “Tiny River House” provides an epic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! Sitting at just 200-sqft, this tiny house was constructed with reclaimed lumber and industrial accents on a military ammunition trailer—truly a one-of-a-kind tiny home with unrivaled views! The property where the tiny house sits on is ideal for nature lovers, getting you up and close on some potential fishing action or even floating the river if you’re up for it. If you’re thinking of making it out to Portland once it is safe to travel after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, definitely consider staying 30 minutes outside of the city to experience this home!
Coined the “World’s Most Beautiful Tiny House” and an “off-grid oasis” by The Today Show, “The Glass House” is surely a treat for anyone looking to get away from busy New York City. This tiny house on wheels is set on 30 acres of rolling hills in Marlboro, New York and only 90 minutes from NYC. Imagine yourself sleeping under the stars in wine country, completely isolated, yet with enough amenities to provide a more-than-comfortable stay. “The Glass House” tiny house gets its name from the several huge picture windows that surround the home, giving you spectacular 270-degree views of the surrounding vineyards and orchards.
While this tiny house is usually booked several months in advance, the pandemic has slowed in-state and out-of-state travelers and there is lots of availability in the coming months, should you need a brief escape for a few days within New York (please stay safe and travel at your own risk)!
Ever dreamed of sleeping under the stars in a lava field at the feet of the world’s most active volcano?! The “Phoenix House” on the Big Island of Hawaii is an off-grid tiny house gem situated on the Kalapana lava beds near the base of the Kilauea Volcano. Imagine making breakfast in a utilitarian kitchen and heading out onto the front porch to behold otherworldly vistas of volcanic scenery and black lava fields as far as the eye can see. After a day of exploring majestic nature in the nearby Volcanoes National Park, enjoy a hot shower and sprawl out on the couch before retiring to a lofted bedroom with standing height ceilings. If there is a tiny house you should NOT miss out on staying at least a night in, it is definitely this off-grid tiny home. If you ever make it out to Big Island, definitely plan ahead to rent this Airbnb!
This beautiful treehouse is set in the hills of San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy. The Monferrato is, with its deep-rooted enological traditions, an area in which you can find top quality wines such as Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino, and Cortese. The treehouse is very simplistic, yet charming, with a queen bed, a full bathroom with a shower and toilet, a small closet, and a balcony with incredible views of the surrounding Monferrato hills!
Based on the raving reviews of previous guests, I would highly recommend checking this treehouse out if you’re in Western Italy.
If you want a truly unique glamping experience (glamorous camping for those of you who are just hearing this for the first time), look no further than this vertical-standing tiny house in Ontario, Canada! Set on a hillside on 30 acres of rural land, you’ll be surrounded by tons of walking trails through the woods to explore during your stay. The floor footprint of this tiny home is truly tiny sitting at 10’ x 10’, but with a bedroom loft above and 20’ tall ceilings, you shouldn’t feel very cramped at all. Inside the tiny home, there is heat and electricity, and it is equipped with a small fridge, a toaster oven, a single-burner cooktop, a microwave, a small living space downstairs, and a bedroom loft with a double bed above.
This 430-sqft tiny house cottage in Southern Austria is set riverside in St. Margareten im Rosental with absolutely incredible views of the surrounding mountains of Corinthia! Originally a corn and crop barn, this tiny house features 2 floors with a spacious living room and bathroom downstairs, and a bedroom for 2 people upstairs. A recent guest raved about this cottage and wrote: “This place is simply a fairy land. Below you, a gorgeous river, above you, breathtaking mountains and a charming tiny village… It was so quiet and secluded, yet there was so much to do if you are a nature lover.”
“The Cricket” tiny house is a rustic historic cabin in the small neighborhood of Georgetown, Colorado, set alongside the Clear Creek and nestled among an Aspen grove. “The Cricket” tiny home was built in 1920 and features 360-sqft of interior space, with a small living room, a dining area for 3, a kitchen with basic appliances, a sleeping area with a murphy bed, and a full bathroom with a shower. Having been recently renovated with a new bathroom and new landscaping, this tiny house will make for a peaceful refuge for a quick trip just outside of Denver!
This amazing treehouse is located in the town of Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, just outside of the Volcanoes National Park! We were fortunate enough to make it out to Big Island in January of 2020, and could not recommend enough making the trip out whenever you get a chance—you won’t regret visiting the National Park or all of the amazing waterfalls and beaches to see in Hawaii! The treehouse features a cozy open floor plan with a queen bed, a small living area, a full bathroom with a shower, and a huge wrap-around porch with a dining area and a jacuzzi!
As of June 2020, the state of Hawaii is enforcing a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival to any airport, so be sure to keep this in mind if you do decide to travel during this time.
“Cave La Chumbera” is a cave house built into a mountain in the ancient village of Monachil in Granada, Spain. The cave house features a terrace with spectacular views overlooking the town and sleeps a total of 4 guests in the tiny home. Since ancient times, the people of this Granada region have inhabited caves as their homes, and to this day, many still exist and serve as primary residences, as well as those like this one that have been transformed into Airbnb rentals. For as low as about $45/night, you can book a stay in this unique tiny home to explore the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountain range!
One of the most unique tiny houses you will ever see—the “Eastside Beehive” is truly a one-of-a-kind tiny home nestled in Central East Austin. Inspired by Japanese teahouses, this backyard cottage (accessory dwelling unit) offers an incredibly peaceful retreat for resting and recharging. Gorgeous light, vaulted ceilings, along with an open floor plan make this unique 1 bedroom/1 bath tiny house feel spacious, calm, and inviting. The “Eastside Beehive” features a full kitchen and living room downstairs, spacious indoor and outdoor showers, a lovely work space, and a loft bedroom upstairs with a queen bed.
This tiny house is usually booked several months in advance for popular Austin events such as SXSW and ACL, so if you are considering staying in the beautiful home in the near future or already have plans to come to Austin in 2021, you should definitely start thinking of making a reservation soon!
Experience breathtaking views of mountains and stars at the “Wagon Tiny House” located just 30 minutes from the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park! This off-grid tiny house is cozy and sleeps 2 guests, with a ground-level bedroom (and a loft if you’d rather sleep upstairs), a small kitchenette with a dining table for 2, and a detached bathhouse with a toilet and shower. Located on a family ranch, this tiny home is a perfect little escape for those of you wanting to get off the beaten path and be amongst wildlife like deer, moose, elk, and much more!
This 320-sqft backyard tiny house ADU is located in the center of Colorado Springs, just 1.5 miles to downtown and walking distance to the Olympic Training Center! The “Golden Egg” tiny house features a set of full-light double doors that opens up to a cozy living room with a blue couch, a beautiful L-shaped kitchen with a full-size fridge and everything you need to prepare meals, a bedroom area with a full bed, and a full bathroom with a tile shower!
With a nearly perfect 5-star overall review and over 100 reviews, this Airbnb tiny house sounds like the go-to place to stay while in Colorado Springs!
This tiny home in East Vancouver, British Columbia makes great use of its open floor plan to create a cozy and inviting space! The tiny house is for 2 guests and features a linear kitchen with full-size appliances such as a fridge, range, and an oven. There is also a living space with a sectional couch, a dining area, and a full bathroom with a shower on the ground-floor. A set of stairs lead you up to the cozy loft bedroom, with a standing-height ceiling and a full bed. While we haven’t personally stayed here, the hundreds of guests who have left reviews rave about the tiny home’s natural light and its proximity to the SkyTrain to get around Vancouver.
This beautiful off-grid tiny house on wheels is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, with one of the most epic views we’ve ever seen! This tiny home sits on 30 acres surrounded by national forest land, providing for endless hiking in the summers and snowshoeing in the winters. Sleeping up to 3 guests, the “Snow Cross Tiny Home” is a perfect escape for those wanting to getaway, but still have access to the luxuries you would expect in a traditional home, such as a kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining area—and this tiny home even features an outdoor barbeque area and a huge turf volleyball court!
This 300-sqft backyard tiny house on wheels is located just a quick bike ride from the Alberta Arts and Fremont districts in Portland, Oregon. Nestled on a large quiet urban plot with an organic garden, fruit trees, and a very sweet pup (owner’s dog!), this tiny house provides the best of both the city & country feels! Inside, you’ll find all of the amenities you would expect from a normal home, just on a smaller footprint—a U-shaped kitchen with apartment-size appliances, a dining table for two, a full bathroom with a shower, and two bedroom lofts sleeping up to 4 guests!
This tiny house on wheels in Bradenton, Florida was home to a family of three for three years, and has now been converted into a beautiful short-term rental you can stay in on Airbnb! The family who lived in this tiny home designed this space to be open and full of bright, natural light thanks to its 14 windows and white shiplap interiors. The tiny house has an open layout inside and features a full kitchen with mid-size appliances, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, a cozy living space, and two bedroom lofts on opposite sides of the tiny home, sleeping a total of 4 guests! If the tiny house itself isn’t enough of a selling point for you, the tiny space also gives you access to an outdoor patio and a pool!
This tiny house nestled in the trees is located in northern Durham, North Carolina. Sitting at only 120-sqft, this tiny house is sure to provide you an extra cozy stay, but leaving little to be desired. With a wrap-around deck and several cozy spots inside, you are sure to have plenty of options of where to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. This tiny house has a small kitchenette, a living area with 2 chairs, a folding dining table for 2, a full bathroom with a toilet and shower, and a bedroom loft above for 2 guests! This tiny house has close to 500 reviews on Airbnb and based on the stellar comments, you can expect nothing short of an amazing stay at the “Tiny House in the Trees”!
This quaint tiny house on wheels is located on the small Guemes Island just north of Seattle, Washington! While the home’s interior has much to show for, the tiny home’s exterior space is what really makes this place shine—with a paved walkway from your parking spot, you’re greeted with a patio equipped with chairs, a barbeque pit, a picnic table, and a front porch to enjoy the sounds of the surrounding forest. Inside, you’ll find a cozy living space with a built-in couch, a dining table for 2, a small kitchen with a farmhouse sink, a full bathroom with a shower, and two lofts—one master loft with a queen bed, and a single bed loft on the opposite end, sleeping a total of 3 guests.
If you truly want a unique experience staying in a tiny space, even within this list of tiny houses, look no further than this beautiful Urban Yurt right in our backyard in Austin, Texas! Yurts are the ultimate glamping experience. The yurt is equipped with everything you could need to experience glamping in a controlled outdoor environment, while still being inside the city—and in a convenient location just several miles north of downtown Austin. If you want a totally remote or isolated stay, this yurt isn’t the one, as there are several other vintage campers on the property, but if that’s your vibe, then look no further. For those of you Instagram fiends, you will love showing off this unique place all over your stories (we know you will).
The “Tiny Tack House” is one of the OG tiny houses on wheels that was built in 2011, way before tiny houses were even popular. It’s located in a cute backyard in Everett, Washington, just north of Seattle. Prior to becoming an Airbnb rental, the “Tiny Tack House” was lived in full-time by the current owners for 4 years!! That means you can expect a bit of wear and tear over the last 8 years, but most importantly, a tiny house that has proven to be functional for full-time living as is. So, if you are interested in trying out tiny living, this is definitely a tiny house you’re going to want to check out whenever you are in the Seattle area!
This shotgun tiny house in the National Historic District of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida is one of the larger tiny houses on this list of Airbnb rentals! It is not a tiny house on wheels, but rather a tiny house on foundation permitted within the city limits as a new construction. This one-bedroom shotgun tiny house sleeps up to 2 guests with a private bedroom, and features a small kitchen with the essential appliances (fridge, 2-burner cooktop, sink, and kettle), a cozy living room with a full-size couch and chair, and a full bathroom with a 3’x3’ tile shower! Last time I visited Tampa, I didn’t get a chance to stay in this shotgun tiny house, but I’ll be certain that I do next time—such a charming tiny home!
One of the cheapest accommodations on this list of Airbnb tiny houses is this very popular treehouse in Chiang Mai, Thailand that can be booked for about $35/night! This treehouse is perfect for a solo traveler or a couple who wants to stay in an area surrounded by nature, but still have access to the city center within a few minutes by car. While the treehouse is quite basic and only includes an enclosed bedroom with a walkaround porch, your stay gives you access to the main house on the property equipped with a full kitchen, a full bathroom, a gym, a library, meditation and outdoor yoga space, and tons of outdoor living areas to unwind!
A recent guest said, “It’s a totally unique experience that I don’t think you’ll find anywhere that close to [Chiang Mai], without actually being in the city. The animal sounds added to the ambiance and there are lots of places to hangout on the property.”
This cute 200-sqft foundation tiny house is located in the Boise neighborhood of Portland, Oregon and is quite the head-turner if you ask us! Permitted within the city limits, this green tiny house shares the residential lot with a twin—the Pink House Mississippi, which can also be rented on Airbnb! Inside the tiny house, there is a cozy living space with a couch, a small kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, and a full bathroom with a tile shower on the ground floor. Upstairs, there is a bedroom loft with a murphy bed that sleeps 2 guests. With close to 500 reviews, this is one of the most popular tiny houses for rent on Airbnb in Portland—so make sure you book it well in advance!
This cozy little cabin is located just outside of Stockholm, Sweden on the Lidingö Island! If I were writing a novel or a piece of literature, I would definitely be looking to book a place like this writer’s cabin to inspire myself to write every day. Located only about 100m to the fjord, there is plenty of exploring to do around this cabin, from hiking to ice-skating to cross-country skiing in the winter—surely, you’ll be keeping yourself busy during your time away. And if you ever get bored, Stockholm is only a quick 15-minute drive away so you are not isolated from the city by any means.
Featured in coveted design publications such as Dwell and Curbed, this award-winning tiny house is built on a foundation as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in Portland! The tiny house features a very simplistic, modern design that is very pleasing to the eye, with concrete floors, bright white walls, and dark wood accents. Inside, the tiny house has an open living space with a custom murphy bed that converts the couch into a full bed; a small kitchen with a sink, fridge, and 2-burner cooktop; and a full bathroom with a vanity and a beautiful tile shower! A recent guest said, “Beautiful, clean, architecturally elegant and simple space. Everything you need and nothing more. Very quiet and chill and a great base for exploration.”
Located in East Austin right off of East Cesar Chavez Street, the “Heart of the East Side” tiny house is a foundation ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in the backyard of a single-family home. We’ve stayed in this tiny house in the past and really like the fact that it’s wider than your traditional tiny house on wheels which is usually 8.5’ wide. The open living space gives you plenty of room to cook, dine, and move around the house without feeling too cramped. Inside the tiny home, there is a functional L-shaped kitchen with a 2-burner cooktop and a small fridge, a dining table for 2, a bedroom area with a full bed, and a full bathroom with a flush toilet and a tile shower!
This tiny house is currently set up with all of the amenities you would need for full-time tiny living, so if you are in the market for a tiny home, definitely consider staying in the “Heart of the East Side” tiny house—you won’t regret being minutes away from downtown, either!
If you’re looking for the perfect little tiny house to rest your head at night while exploring Yosemite National Park, look no further! Located only 20 miles to the park’s south entrance, this luxury tiny house has two lofts and sleeps up to 4 guests, and has all the comforts of home! There is a kitchen with a small fridge, a microwave, and a stovetop burner; a living and dining area for 4; a full bathroom with a toilet and shower; and a very cute outdoor living space with your own private entrance!
With hundreds of reviews and a near perfect 5-star overall review, you can’t go wrong planning a short stay at this luxurious tiny house in Northern California!
This tiny house cabin on wheels is located in the heart of Squamish, British Columbia in Canada, just steps away from Nexon Beach! Relax inside the rustic interior space, enjoy the view of the Chief from the grassy yard outside, or walk to one of the many quaint downtown shops or restaurants nearby.
This tiny house on wheels is custom built with reclaimed wood throughout and a charming tin roof. The interior space is simple, open and light, and has all of the essentials for a comfortable stay, such as a kitchen with an oven and cooktop, a living room with a daybed, a full bathroom with a tile shower, and a bedroom loft! A recent guest raved about their visit, saying “the cabin is cozy, the location perfect, and on top of this, Danielle & her husband are generous, welcoming hosts. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay in Squamish!”
This light-filled tiny home is located in Marlboro, New York, about an hour and a half north of New York City. Set on a 30-acre farm offering views of rolling vineyards and apple orchards, this tiny house on wheels provides an excellent escape from the bustling NYC area. This tiny house is built by Escape Traveler and is the Escape ONE, featuring a small kitchen with a dining table for two, a living room with a full-size couch, a full bathroom with a shower, and two lofts (one single and one double) sleeping a total of 4 guests. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this tiny house was priced pretty affordably for the area, but as of now at around $260/night, you could definitely find a better bang for your buck with other Airbnb tiny houses to stay in.
As seen on HGTV Tiny House Hunters, “The Nugget” tiny house is an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in Costa Mesa, California, right next to Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Sitting at just 140-sqft, this tiny house measures 10’ x 14’ and is nestled in a calm backyard in a safe residential area, among bamboos, aloes, and agaves. Despite being so tiny, this home features a ground-floor queen bed, a small kitchenette with a toaster oven and mini fridge, and a full bathroom with a tile shower. There’s also a wraparound deck that opens up the living space outside to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or dinner in the evenings.
This tiny house on wheels sits right on the water of the Howe Sound in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada! At 8.5’ x 20’, this tiny house has only 160-sqft of floor space, but manages to squeeze enough sleeping space for 4 guests! On the ground floor, there is a linear kitchen with a stovetop burner, a mini fridge, a toaster oven, a folding table for 2, and plenty of storage. There is a full bathroom with a flushing toilet and a shower, as well as a living area with a couch on the ground floor.
If you’re planning a trip to the Squamish area to visit the Garibaldi Provincial Park, or simply need a short weekend escape from Vancouver, look no further and check out this tiny house on wheels right on the water!
Situated on a rural countryside outside of San Diego, this tiny house cottage on Airbnb is a great little escape to experience tiny house living! The tiny home features an open floor plan with a comfortable living room upon entering the home with a futon and a built-in reading nook, a U-shaped kitchen with a 2-burner propane cooktop and a toaster oven, a full bathroom with a shower, and a cozy loft bedroom, sleeping a total of 3 guests. With beautiful views of the surrounding orchards and vineyards, the deck and outdoor living area provides a great place to enjoy breakfast or a cup of coffee in the morning!
This cozy A-frame cabin is located in Northern California (close to the Oregon border) at the MMV Ecovillage. It is TINY, rustic, and hand-built, deep in the Northern California national forest. The A-frame cabin itself is nothing more than a bedroom to lay your head at night, but the ecovillage has a communal kitchen and bathrooms, and sits on 160 acres of pristine natural wilderness for you to explore during your stay!
Named Airbnb’s “#1 Most Wish-listed Property in the World” and featured in shows such as Treehouse Masters and The Today Show, this secluded treehouse is truly what dreams are made of. The treehouse is comprised of a suite of three beautifully-furnished rooms set among the trees just outside of Atlanta, Georgia—three separate areas (Mind, Body, and Spirit) connected by rope-bridges. Just minutes away from downtown, this treehouse is an urban retreat like no other. The treehouse provides an intimate, simple, and restful retreat for 2 people.
Due to its popularity, this treehouse is regularly booked several months in advance so be sure to make plans with plenty of anticipation if you’d like to rent this Airbnb. What could be better than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to birds singing around you—all within the Atlanta city limits?
This small off-grid cabin is set on a 2.5 acre (10,000 square meters) private island in the beautiful archipelago of Hvaler in Norway—and you’ll have the entire island to yourself booking this Airbnb! The cabin itself is tiny sitting at only 108-sqft, and features a small kitchen with a propane stove & oven, a propane fridge, and a work bench with two seats, which convert into a small bed for two adults (preferably in love, as the bed is very narrow)! In addition, there is a loft bed that sleeps an additional 2 adults or up to three children. Please note that there is no running water in the cabin, but you’ll have access to drinking water (free of charge) from the local grocery store, and with access to a boat, you’ll have no problem getting around the archipelago to explore around!
The “Mushroom Dome Cabin” has been listed on Airbnb since 2009 and since then has become the rental with the most reservations of all Airbnb listings in the world of all time, with over 5000 guests from over 50 countries staying here! Located a few minutes from the Aptos village and Santa Cruz beaches, the “Mushroom Dome Cabin” is a one-of-a-kind retreat nestled in the woods of a 10-acre property, so you’ll get to enjoy nature, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds from the deck, pet the goats, and explore the nearby beaches. Please note that the Santa Cruz county has recently shutdown the “Mushroom Dome Cabin” from being rented on a nightly basis, so the hosts are offering a room in their home for rent, and still giving you full access to the cabin throughout your stay—a clever loophole to let people continue to enjoy this incredible little retreat!
By far one of the cutest tiny houses for rent on this list of Airbnb’s is this unique and modern tiny house on wheels located in Atlanta, Georgia! This beautiful designer tiny house is packed with farmhouse charm and modern style. Inside the tiny home, there is a beautiful living space upon entering with a built-in enclosed bedroom on the ground level with a queen bed. On the opposite end of the tiny home, there is a galley kitchen with a farmhouse sink, a fridge, range, dishwasher, microwave, and everything you would need to prepare full meals. Past the kitchen is a full bathroom with a toilet, a tile shower and tub, a large vanity, and a washer/dryer combo. There’s also a bedroom loft above with a queen bed, sleeping a total of 4 guests in the tiny house!
The “Helm” is one of the most unique tiny houses on this list of Airbnb’s—a 2-story container house built from 2 shipping containers, a 20’ and a 40’ container! This shipping container home is located on a rural property (family farm) in Waco, Texas, just several miles from the renowned Magnolia Market by Chip and Joanna Gaines. The tiny home sits at 480-sqft and features a cozy living room with a full-size couch; a galley kitchen with a toaster oven, microwave, mini fridge, a single-burner cooktop, and a dining table for 3; a full bathroom with a tile shower; a private bedroom with a queen bed; and an upstairs suite with a queen bed, a full bathroom with a tile shower, and a 160-sqft rooftop deck with beautiful views of the farm! Could not recommend enough booking a stay at the “Helm” shipping container house—you may never even want to leave the tiny home!
This unique tiny house on wheels located in Sandy Valley, Nevada has a rooftop deck to enjoy the stars of the Mohave Desert at night! Inside, the tiny house features a cozy living space with a built-in couch, an L-shaped kitchen with a 2-burner cooktop and a folding dining table for 2, a full bathroom with a toilet and shower, and a loft bedroom with a queen bed. The rooftop deck is by far the highlight of the tiny home and is accessible via a set of stairs on the outside. A recent guest raved about this tiny house and wrote: “Second time on the ranch and I had the best time of my life staying at this tiny house! The moment you arrive on the ranch there is a strong feeling of serenity. Beautiful animals and land follow you to your tiny house with one of the most amazing night views you’ll ever see.”
This incredibly cute tiny house in Charleston, South Carolina, “The Cedar House Rules”, tries really hard to be as wonderful as the cedar tree it sits next to—it even dressed itself in fancy cedar siding and lathered itself in tung oil. Inside, the tiny house is beaming with natural light pouring in throughout its many windows (probably one of our favorite aspects of this home). The tiny home features a small, yet functional living area with a futon (double bed) and a dining nook for 2, an L-shaped kitchen with a range and several other appliances, a full bathroom with a shower, and a loft bedroom with a queen bed. With a near-perfect 5-star review and over 500 reviews on Airbnb, you can not go wrong booking a stay in “The Cedar House Rules” tiny house!
The cozy and whimsical “Apple Blossom Cottage” is located on a family property in Jamaica, Vermont, right next to the Green Mountain National Forest. The cottage features a single-level floor plan with a small living and dining area upon entering, with a linear kitchenette equipped with basic appliances, a full bathroom with a corner shower, and a small bedroom with a bunk bed (a full bed below and a twin bed above). A recent guest described the cottage as a “great crash pad for tiny house enthusiasts, hikers, skiers, and everyone in between! Surprisingly roomy, and just as cozy as you’d expect... I would highly recommend spending some time walking around the property!”
Rustic and whimsical, the tiny house tucked away in a private corner of the host’s little farm offers all the delights of camping, without the tent. Located close to Elk lake in Victoria, British Columbia, you’ll be within walking distance to swim, hike, paddle a kayak, or cycle the Saanich Peninsula. The tiny house sits at only 100-sqft and is built entirely from cedar and pine with a roof of recycled tires. The tiny home has been used creatively with a small sleeping loft reminiscent of a sailboat cabin. There is no kitchen inside the tiny house, but there is a functional outdoor kitchen with the essentials to make small meals or some coffee whenever needed.
The last and final tiny house on our list of Airbnb’s, but definitely not least is “The Container Haus", located in Jinja, Uganda—a long way from home for most of us! This repurposed shipping container started its journey in the US and was filled with medical supplies and shoes for Soul Hope. Now, it has been transformed into a light, creative, relaxing home that makes me want to fly all the way out to Uganda just to experience myself.
Staying at @thecontainerhaus, you’ll find the outdoor dining flows into a breezy and light living room and kitchen area. Inside the shipping container house, there is a bedroom with a twin bed and a toddler baby bed. Stepping out through the back door, you’ll see the rest of the living space—a large master bedroom & a beautiful garden bathroom with a concrete shower and vanity! This container home is an absolute dream of a place and I cannot wait to make it out whenever I am able to visit Uganda (someday)!
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My name is Alan—founder at Dream Big Live Tiny Co! A few years ago, I quit my consulting job to pursue a life full of adventure. After traveling around the world for a year, I sold most of my stuff and moved into an 160-sqft tiny house. Now I spend most of my time showcasing incredible people living with less in pursuit of more freedom, as well as incredible tiny houses around the world!
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