Tiny houses aren’t just for hipsters and millennials anymore. As Americans have taken an interest in tidying up, downsizing their belongings and living more efficiently, the tiny house movement has gone mainstream, and it’s inspiring people of all ages to embrace small spaces.
Tiny House Rentals From FlipKey
Of course, not all of us can jump on the tiny house bandwagon, but if these pint-sized properties have you intrigued, we’ve got good news. FlipKey has an awesome selection of tiny house rentals available all over the world, which means that you don’t have to sell your pint glass collection, leave your closet at Goodwill or give up your dishwasher to take the lifestyle for a test drive.
We’re spotlighting properties that fit the mold of the tiny house movement—miniature homes with a couple hundred square feet, a loft bed and small appliances—plus a few that might not, like a quirky micro cabin in Canada, a tropical beach bungalow in Costa Rica, a casita in New Mexico and a stunning windmill in Greece. We’ve even included rentals designed with minimalism in mind (Hobbit-inspired cabin, anyone?), but with more than one bedroom, so you can live the tiny house dream with a larger group.
So go ahead—we know you want to try one on for size. All of these tiny houses are available to book right on FlipKey, whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or longer vacation. Just make sure you’re traveling with someone you really, really like.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom, $125/night
Sandpiper Cabin saves on space, but not on style—and the seaside-inspired decor in this studio cottage is only part of what makes it such a lovely escape. Details like granite countertops and hardwood floors (not to mention the ideal location near Dock Square in Kennebunkport) make it a snug harbor for your next Maine getaway.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Outdoor Bathroom, $42/night
If you’ve ever dreamed of going off the grid, then this two-person micro cabin in Canada’s far north might be the getaway of your dreams. The eco-friendly rental, a snug step up from backcountry camping, is surrounded by miles of pristine wilderness and top-notch trails. Interested in going backpacking? Camping gear, bikes and canoes are all available for rent.
The Tiny House Experience: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, $135/night
The upside to staying in a tiny house—the small-but-snug amount of space—can also be a downside if you’re traveling with more than one person. Enter Hobbit Hole Cabin, a whimsical cottage with enough room for the whole family. You’ll get a taste of the tiny house lifestyle, but with a full kitchen, more than one couch and two bedrooms instead of a loft bed. Thanks to details like the front-porch windchimes and crackling wood stove, those extra square feet won’t make your getaway any less cozy.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 King Bed, 2 Bathrooms, $337/night
This converted windmill in Santorini may boast the most dazzling views of any tiny home on the planet, but inside, it keeps things minimal and elegant, with gleaming white walls and simple silver fixtures. The three-level rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen on the lower level, a living room on the second floor and an upper-level bedroom and bathroom. While the jaw-dropping setting tops the list of this villa’s perks and amenities, the daily maid service is a luxe bonus.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom, $115/night
Located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, the intimate La Casita de la Acequia is a classic adobe home with authentic details like a kiva fireplace and rough-hewn rafters. Shoot the breeze under the giant cottonwood tree on the patio, or stroll to the Plaza and wander through the vibrant shops, galleries and museums.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $130/night
From the quaint cupboards to the floral linens, this storybook shepherd’s hut in Kent could have been pulled from the pages of a fairytale. Set on a steep valley hillside surrounded by meadows of wild orchids, bluebells and cowslips, the color-coordinated hut is designed to sleep two adults but can also accommodate one child on an air mattress.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Full Bed, 2 Bathrooms, $79/night
Cape Cod is the quintessential American beach vacation, and at Sand Pebble Cottage (located half a mile from Dennis Port, paved bike trails and the beach) you’ll have a front-row seat to all the action. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, the rental is private without feeling secluded and small without feeling cramped. Toss a few burgers on the Weber grill during the summer, or curl up with a book from the library wall during the winter.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $71/night
If you’re hunting for a home base near the Scottish coast, look no further than the minimal-chic Rambleshack, a small, modern pod with a healthy dose of character and charm. Hike one of the paths near the ocean, kick back on the beach at Coldingham Bay or walk to the village pub for fish and chips.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Bathroom, $99/night
Built on a locally-sourced cedar deck, the Dockside Tiny House features a full kitchen and bathroom, compact washing machine, in-floor heat and an indoor clothesline—plus a loft bedroom. Although it might feel like close quarters at first, what this rental lacks in size, it makes up for with stunning views of the bay. “The floating house is surrounded by fun and interesting boat activity,” one reviewer writes. “The pictures don’t do justice to how cute the place is.”
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $162/night
Set on a small, private farm in Somerset’s Blackdown Hills, Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut is a chic countryside retreat furnished with antique and handcrafted pieces the owner calls “hut couture.” Whether you want to explore the surrounding countryside or take a day trip to the Jurassic Coast, this rental makes a hospitable home base—and the complimentary breakfast on the first morning certainly doesn’t hurt.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $140/night
Nestled in the woods just a short drive from downtown Hyannis, this modern, minimal take on classic Cape Cod architecture embraces the tiny house movement while also making room for select amenities like a full-size refrigerator and stove (a major perk for home chefs and budget travelers). The pet-friendly space, which boasts a fenced-in backyard and wrap-around deck, is a short walk from walking trails, restaurants and a bakery.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 King Bed, 1 Bathroom, $145/night
If you can’t avoid the siren call of the surf, add the uncrowded breaks on Rote Island (the south point of Indonesia) to your bucket list and book this beautiful Javanese teak wood bungalow. Air conditioning, mosquito nets, purified water and daily housekeeping are all part of the package, and the view from the front patio will take your breath away.
The Tiny House Experience: 1 Loft Bed, 1 Bathroom, $115/night
This 300-square-foot tiny house may be small, but high ceilings and thoughtful design combine to create a space reviewers have called “functional,” “comfortable” and “absolutely fantastic.” The pint-size cabin in downtown Homer is located just steps from restaurants, galleries, shops and trails, but you don’t have to leave the house to enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery; Kachemak Bay and the glaciers and mountains beyond are visible from the handcrafted deck.
The Tiny House Experience: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, $369/night
We’ll be the first to admit that with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this minimal, modern rental isn’t a tiny house. So what’s it doing in the round-up? For starters, the design of the dome pulls a page from the tiny house movement in a few major ways, like maximizing natural light and using vertical space and built-in storage to make each room feel larger. For another? It’s roomy enough to accommodate a big family or group of friends, so you don’t have to downsize your crew to get a feel for what makes a tiny home such a cozy place to vacation.
This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog. It has been repurposed here with permission.