10 Amazing Tiny House Vacation Rentals

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10 Amazing Tiny House Vacation Rentals

Before living in a tiny home I was obsessed with research tiny house options across the country. Like the ones that are between 200 and 300 square feet. I thought it’d be awesome to try out “tiny home” life and stay in one for a weekend to give it a whirl. With a little digging on Airbnb and a few other vacation rental sites, I found out that this is actually an option. Check out these 10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals where you can try a tiny house on for size.

You might be finding yourself in the same place as I did years ago. Just so you know, the answer to my urge for tiny house life came in 2016 when I bought a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter Van and built it out into the ultimate tiny home. Check out the van life section on Bearfoot Theory, where I share all the van life tips I’ve learned from the road as well as information about my build and van conversion. Renting a campervan for your next vacation is also an option, we’ve created a separate blog post on great places to rent a campervan for your next US vacation.

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Modern Whidbey Island Tree House (Puget Sound, WA)

This cedar tree house on Whidbey Island, just 1 hour north of Seattle, will completely transcend you out of the hustle and bustle of the city. The 250 square foot octagon tree home will have you blissfully sleeping 13 feet above the ground amongst a forest full of cedar, hemlock and maple trees as well as a variety of ferns. It’s the kind of place that might just convince you that tree house living is the way to go. Read more.

Wanna try a tiny house on for size? Here's 10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals in the Western US where you can give tiny house living a whirl.

 

Caravan the Tiny House Hotel (Portland, OR)

This Portland tiny house hotel consists of six 100-200 sq foot tiny houses, all with their own bathrooms and basic kitchens. Located right in the middle of the hip Alberta Arts District of Northeast Portland, Caravan guests have dozens of restaurants, shops, and cafes right at their fingertips. Read more.

Caravan-Hotel

Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway (Topanga Canyon, CA)

This bungalow is located on the tropical grounds of a Topanga Canyon home where waterfalls and lush plant life will make you forget that you are a mere 15 minutes from some of LA’s finest hotspots. Also within a short jaunt are some really beautiful hiking trails and the beach. The rental comes with a private hot tub, hammocks, a fire pit, and all the other amenities you need for a romantic weekend getaway. Read more.

Pirates-of-the-Caribbean

White Salmon Yurt (White Salmon, WA)

This yurt boasts wide open views of Mount Hood, and its Hood River location is a great base camp for all kinds of outdoor adventures. From rafting and fishing to hiking and biking, there is no shortage of things to do while calling this yurt home. Read more.

White-Salmon-Yurt

Big Island Mountain View Tiny Home (The Big Island, Hawaii)

Wanna try a tiny house on for size? Here's 10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals in the Western US where you can give tiny house living a whirl.

This new, modern tiny house features an original 1920’s propane stove and solar panels to complete the off-the-grid feel. For those wanting to explore the South side of the island, this rental is only 20 minutes from the entrance to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and close to the towns of Hilo and Pahoa.  Read more.

Cozy Cabin Near Sun Valley (Bellevue, ID)

You won’t need your car in the summer at this cozy cabin. The Wood River Valley bike path runs just in front of this cabin and takes you all the way to Ketchum. Don’t worry, two cruisers are included in your stay. The cabin is also just  30 minutes from Sun Valley. After a day of soaking in Idaho’s nearby hot springs, fishing in the Big Wood River, or skiing the slopes of Sun Vally, come home to a memory foam mattress and heated cozy cabin. Read more.

Wanna try a tiny house on for size? Here's 10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals in the Western US where you can give tiny house living a whirl.

Read about my experience staying at a dude ranch in Jackson, Wyoming.

Geodesic Dome Cabin (Aptos, CA)

This mushroom dome cabin is advertised as the #1 listing on AirBnb in the entire world. It is set amongst a Redwood grove only 25 minutes from Santa Cruz, CA. The owners encourage you to be harmonious here whether that is just petting the goats or helping to milk them, it’s a community space shared by animals, including numerous hummingbirds, and humans. Read more.

Wanna try a tiny house on for size? Here's 10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals in the Western US where you can give tiny house living a whirl.

SLC Airstream Abode (Salt Lake City, UT)

If you haven’t heard, Airstreams are totally making a comeback. And it’s one with a vengeance. Introducing the modern airstream. Beautiful, sleek, and this one’s even got a retro touch. In winter, hit the slopes up at Alta or in summer, mountain bike the Wasatch. Then come home to your super cool space and clean up before walking to a new hip downtown bar. Sounds like fun! Read more.

SLC-Airstream

Wine Country Cabin (Gaston, OR)

Here at this wine-country cabin, you are bound to spend most of your time on the deck enjoying the fruits of this 40 acre Pinot Noir vineyard. At 900 square feet, it’s not a tiny house in the traditional sense. But with it’s cozy feel and gorgeous view, you’ll be eager to return after a day touring the area’s best wineries. Read more.

Oregon-vineyard

Bayside Bungalow (Olympia, WA)

Nestled in the trees above the Puget Sound, this hand-built tiny house offers a Pacific Northwest retreat in the finest sense. Just adjacent to the property is Tolmie State Park. Wander through the forests of ferns or head to the beach where on a clear day you can catch magnificent views of Mt. Rainier. Afterwards, head back home and enjoy a home cooked meal and a glass of wine next to your tiny fireplace. Sounds so relaxing. If I lived in Seattle, I know where I would be this weekend. Read more.

Bay-Bungalow

 

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  1. What a cute post. I love tiny houses!

      Thanks Sheri! Yeah, they are so cool! And there are some really innovative ones being built. Have you ever stayed in one?

    I lived on a 29 foot sailboat for ten years in Portland . . . an 18 foot sailboat for a year . . . and a Basque sheepherder wagon for a couple of years. There is HUGE reality shift (both internal and external) needed for getting past the “cute” stage to actually living in one. My life has always been small, so the move for me was not difficult at all. And it’s best to measure your area in a tiny house, not in “square feet” but cubic feet . . . (makes ’em feel bigger)

      I really like what you said about getting over the cute stage. I think all of these places would be great to rent for a day or two and maybe even a few weeks but, living in one for an extended period of time would be extremely hard for me to do. However, they are all beautiful.

    (Just a warning – my first response was rejected . . . site said I was “believed to be a Spammer”) Anyway . . . I worked for a while for a man in Escalante, Utah who was putting together an Airstream themed park, called The Shooting Star. Trailers were all movie star themed – for example, John Wayne (his trailer called The Duke), you know, faux cowhide wall covering, etc. He also constructed a drive-in movie screen (much to the disgust of the townspeople)(and myself) on the property. The “seats” for the movies were all vintage convertibles!

    Thanks for the post and adding to the tiny house frenzy. It is my privilege to manage a tiny house recreational community called Wildwood Lakefront Cottages on Lake Whatcom in the Pacific NW. Some owners rent their cottages out as well but it is primarily an ownership resort. Watch this video to get a aerial look at what it is all about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx49PugIh_k

      Thanks Jan. Looks like a nice place to stay up there.

    That PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN GETAWAY is indeed should be part of everyone’s bucket list. The WINE COUNTRY CABIN should also come after it. These tiny houses are beautiful.

    The list mentioned here in the post post is very beautiful and I really like Topanga Canyo because I’m really fond of Tropical life and also the place is providing lots of other amenities as well. It will be a romantic holidays

    Hey Kristen, these tiny houses looks awesome and it saves a lot of space. It seems costly though, may I know the average price of the rental of these houses you featured? Or will it vary from house to house?

      It totally varies from house to house, but it’s definitely comparable to renting a hotel room for the weekend.

    That is so cool that you can rent these houses for vacations! I’ve got to say though, based on the look of the house itself, I think the first one is my favorite. I should look at things to do there and try to rent out that house for a fun vacation.

    I am so in love with tiny houses! This is such an awesome post, especially for those who are looking for something different and out of the norm. Thanks so much for sharing!

    What a cute post! Tiny houses are so neat!

    Some say they can’t live in them, but they’d be great for a weekend getaway!

    Yes, very interesting and informative! As a “newbie” blogger, even the simplest things others take for granted can seem a mystery to us!

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