The tiny house movement is popular and gaining interest among those who want the simplicity and flexibility that they offer. Tiny homes are generally considered to be between 80 and 500 square feet, though some are larger. Mostly, they are mobile, able to be hauled from one location to another, initially or thereafter. You may want to stay in a tiny house because you are thinking of having one of your own. Or you might want to enjoy the novelty of having everything at your fingertips in a small, well-designed space. Either way, there are more options out there than you might suppose. Here are a few.
Planning a visit to Nashville? Stay in a cute tiny home featuring a nice wood deck out front. It is a 185 square foot custom-built tiny house with a warm modern look. The home sleeps 3 comfortably and has full kitchen and bathroom amenities. It is just 3 miles from downtown Nashville.
Stay in one of a cluster of three Woodland Lofts in the Smoky Mountains, in Bryson City North Carolina. They offer huge picture windows with forest views, fireplaces, and modern rustic character. Each unit also has a private deck with its own hot tub. The Watershed Resort encompasses a fifty-acre tract with community “yard” area that enjoys bocce ball, a fire pit, and amazing sunset views from their “log-zebo” beds wing.
In the quaintly named community of Blue Moon Rising, at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, you can stay in a “Hobbitat” also known as the “Walden”. This is also a sampler tiny home, a place to visit if you are thinking about a tiny home of your own. Clever use of built ins and a Murphy bed make the most of the small footprint.
Owners Grant and Polly invite you to stay in their tiny home half way between Temple and Waco, Texas. Easy access from I-35, the tiny home is lined in pine and steps from the in ground swimming pool, the cozy cabin on wheels included a nice rainfall shower. There is a full size bed in the loft and a couch that becomes a bed in the main downstairs room.
A tiny house to stay in while exploring Southern California, is in Fallbrook, known as America’ Avocado Capital. It is between Los Angeles and San Diego. You will say in a hillside location with views and orchards. The tiny home has a sleeping loft and a futon that coverts to a sleeper, as well as a private pool.
There is a steel ultramodern tiny house for rent in Orlando, Florida, complete with a walk in shower, and a warm wood with red, white and black décor. Other features: two queen memory foam beds, one full futon, dining table, and jet shower. Access to a backyard grill and fire pit. Perfect if you are visiting the theme parks!
In Olympia Washington stay in the cute and airy Bayside Bungalow, a tiny house available for rent, located right on the shore of the Puget Sound in Olympia, WA. Complete with soft colors, warm wood and wicker, a fireplace and skylights, owner and builder Britany Yunker hopes you will book it for a visit. There is a discount if you book for four or more nights.
It claims to be the USA’s first tiny house hotel: The Caravan in Portland, Oregon. The Caravan consists of three energy-efficient tiny homes: when all three are at full capacity, it can house as many as ten guests. The Caravan is in Portland’s busy, lively arts neighborhood.
It is worth a try, staying in one of these tiny homes as you drive the nation. You may decide this is the way you want to vacation or even the way that you want to live. Remember the saying, “less is more”.