Lately I’ve been obsessing over tiny houses. Like the ones that are between 200 and 300 square feet. I kind of think I want to live in one. So I got to thinking. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stay in one for a weekend and 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.
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Modern Seattle Mini-House (Seattle, WA)
This tiny home just south of Seattle was featured in the New York Times and it’s easy to see why….a modern loft look with tons of light and french doors that open up to a quaint garden. It’s the kind of place that might just convince you that tiny house living is the way to go. Read more.
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.
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.
White Salmon Yurt (White Salmon, WA)
This yurt boasts wide open views of Mount Hood, and its Hood River location is a great basecamp 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.
Octagon Studio (Maui, HI)
What’s that smell? Oh, its the thousands of aromatic plants that surround this ocean-view studio on Maui. Operated by the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui, Octagon guests are free to roam around the scented garden, and if they wish, gain a deeper understanding of aromatherapy practice and its benefits. The grounds also have a jacuzzi, a spectacular ocean view, and quick access to the town of Makawao, a cute rural arts community. Read more.
Tranquil Downtown Studio (Boise, ID)
Those looking for a quiet getaway will appreciate the zen factor of this backyard studio. After a day of soaking in Idaho’s nearby hot springs or riding one of dozens of mountain bike trails in the Boise foothills, come home and enjoy a homemade dinner on your private deck followed by hot drinks around the fire. Read more.
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Encinitas Tiny Garden Home (Encinitas, CA)
This 125 sq foot true backyard tiny house is less than 2 miles from the beach and the main strip of this laid back Southern California coastal town. The owners encourage you to help yourself to the garden’s homegrown veggies or freshly laid eggs. They also own a surf school and offer discounted surfing lessons. Read more.
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.
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.
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.