Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house? Maybe you’re ready to make a move, but you’re not sure quite sure if a smaller floorplan is right for you. Before you sink all your money into something you’re not sure about, consider renting a tiny house first. Here are some of the best Airbnb tiny houses to experience compact living in style.
Tiny house at the beach – Cape Foulwind, West Coast, New Zealand
Don’t let the name ‘Cape Foulwind’ fool you, for there’s nothing ‘foul’ about this tiny house at the beach on the West Coast of New Zealand. It’s positioned opposite Tauranga Bay, a mere 1km from a lighthouse walkway and local seal colony. With a ‘bach at the beach’ exterior, it’s easy to assume the interior would be equally as beachy, but it might just surprise you.
A short set of stairs leads you to the quaint living space with a neutral colour palette and a full view of the tiny home and surrounding beach.
Contemporary elegance can be found from floor to ceiling, with high-quality cooking facilities within a kitchenette adjacent to the queen bed.
Even the bathroom is impressive, with floor to ceiling tiling, floating floorboards, and contemporary bathroom fixtures to seal the deal. Learn more here here
Cozy tiny house, Saxony, Germany
Two people getting ready for a beach holiday will undoubtedly wish to add this cosy tiny home in Saxony, Germany, to the top of their wish list. While simple in its design, it manages to integrate both a Scandinavian theme and modern-day conveniences with minimal effort.
The living area is in the heart of the home with hardwood flooring and neutral hues. There is also a kitchenette and a fully-equipped bathroom with a sink, shower, and toilet. Ladder access to the sleeping area also allows for a full view over the tiny house and out the doors to the lake.
Relax around the fire bowl under the shade of the parasol at night, or retreat to the safety of the fly-screened home for a board game or two. This tiny home has something for everyone. More info here.
Tipsy, the tiny house in Seattle, Washington, USA
From the reclaimed wood cladding for rustic charm to the full wood interior for that log cabin appeal, Tipsy the tiny home is a real head-turner. This 180-square-foot abode in Seattle, Washington, USA, is a desirable holiday destination for anyone looking for an authentic tiny home experience.
The metal roof atop the reclaimed wood allows guests to listen to the rain at night, but you can also drown it out with the surround sound stereo or smart TV.
This tiny home even has a complete kitchen with an induction stove and a bathroom with a plumbed toilet, shower, and sink.
Strong wood themes are present from floor to ceiling, with even the loft bedroom offering that cabin in the woods feeling. Though, this area oozes natural light courtesy of the large window looking out over land. Learn more here
Tiny River House on Clackamas River – Damascus, Oregon, USA
With lakehouse styling and all the creature comforts you’d receive at home, this 200 square-foot tiny home on Clackamas River in Damascus, Oregon, USA, is a desirable option.
The entire home has been built with reclaimed lumber and is tied together with stunning industrial accents. It is also built on a military ammunition trailer as an additional point of difference. Exposed beams give this tiny home extra charm and are complemented by an eclectic mix of furniture pieces.
The kitchen is something special, too, as it has a stunning wooden bench that works in harmony with the wood and white walls. Enjoy the easy-flowing layout from the bathroom and kitchen to the living and sleeping area, as well as the pleasant view. This tiny home experience even allows you to spend your free time swimming, fishing, or relaxing on the banks of the river. Learn more here
Tiny Cradle at The Good Place – Staverton, Tasmania, Australia
Simplistic in its design, yet entirely functional and cosy, this tiny home in Staverton, Tasmania, Australia, is a head-turner. Its box-like shape gives it a contemporary appeal, while the interior features strong wood themes.
The wood is then paired beautifully with charcoal flooring and wood furniture to complete the look. At face value, it delivers a real ‘log cabin’ vibe without losing its modern appeal.
Visitors to this tiny home are also bound to appreciate the custom stairs access to the private bedroom mezzanine area, along with the bathroom featuring a composting toilet and solar power. It’s hard not to adore this tiny home with space for two people and surrounded by farmland and a mountainous backdrop. Check it out here.
The BoHo Box Hop – Rockbridge, Ohio, United States
Who would have thought that two intermodal shipping containers could form a comfortable short-term home? The owners of the Boho Box Hop in Rockbridge, Ohio, United States, have the winning recipe. This strikingly beautiful home is nestled amid 18.5 acres of land close to the Hocking Hills and a few miles from Route 33.
While the natural environment leads you to believe you’ll be ‘roughing it’, that’s not the case at all. The interior boasts a striking white and dark green colour scheme.
It comfortably fits four people on a queen bed and fold-out couch, and there’s a generous kitchen area to cook up a storm.
Users can also take advantage of the deck, outdoor fire, hot tub, and gas grill. Find it here.
The Snug, tiny house – Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
Take a break away from city life’s stresses by booking a stay at The Snug, a tiny house in Piha, Auckland, New Zealand. This simplistic abode offers a no-frills approach to living, but it may just capture your attention. A beautiful deck looks out over the sub-tropical rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges while also beckoning you inside.
Once indoors, you’ll notice a strong wood theme, which is not only welcoming but comfortable, as well. Rest and reflect in the luxurious queen bed, or relax out in nature with a cup of tea.
There are basic cooking amenities, along with an eco-friendly composting toilet and fast WiFi. Visitors also get to take advantage of New Zealand’s iconic Piha Beach nearby. Check it out here.
Modern tiny house – Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Living in a tiny house doesn’t mean you have to give up your modern lifestyle. This cosy abode in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, is proof of that. As small as this tiny house is, it’s by no means impractical. It features modern, fresh décor, stunning hardwood flooring, and even a beautiful wood benchtop fitted with a farmhouse-style sink. In this area, you have access to all the necessities to cook up a storm.
A ladder leads to the loft area, where a light, bright sleeping nook awaits your inspection. There is also a day bed in the sun-drenched living space for afternoon relaxation. With bursts of colour coming from the décor, it’s hard not to see this tiny home as a worthwhile vacation destination.
There is even a fully-functioning bathroom with an overhead shower and a composting toilet.
The small abode boasts a surprising amount of storage space. Find out more here.
The Juniper tiny home – Lyons, Colorado, United States
It’s easy for a small home to appear dark and dinghy with a lot of wood. Still, the owners of The Juniper tiny home in Lyons, Colorado, United States, have struck a beautiful balance.
While you can expect hardwood flooring, wood accents, and even a hardwood feature wall, this 186 square-foot tiny home is still light, bright, and surprisingly spacious. It’s positioned within a short distance of Lyons, Colorado, and a 25-minute drive to hiking and fishing destinations. But its proximity to fun activities is not the only thing that lures in prospective guests. The tiny home itself is as comfortable and luxurious as they get.
The bedroom loft is easily accessible by stairs. There is also a day bed, a fully functional kitchen, and a quaint bathroom with a flush toilet, sink, and shower. Enjoy private river access, a small outdoor area, and temperature regulation courtesy of the ceiling fan and HVAC unit. Learn more here.
Little Eventyr tiny house of the Laurel Highlands – Champion, Pennsylvania, USA
In the heart of the Lauren Highlands of Pennsylvania lies a beautiful 160 square-foot tiny home known as Little Eventyr. This stunning property was custom designed as a luxury home away from home.
The full kitchen with lovely wood accents allows you to cook up a storm. Guests enjoy the generous and charming bathroom with a rain shower head, along with the cosy fireplace for cold evenings. This home’s colour scheme is noteworthy, too, for it’s fresh and clean, with shades of white contrasting beautifully against the blue cabinetry, décor, and wood accents.
The bedrooms in the lofts are both comfortable and roomy. Relax on the sofa next to the kitchen, or venture out to the deck with a grill and fire pit. Find more info here.
Tiny House in Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
If the great surf, stunning sunsets, and beautiful shops weren’t enough to entice you to visit Raglan in Waikato, New Zealand, then this tiny house surely will. With a natural backdrop, the home’s exterior materials blend right in. Though, its box-like styling gives it that contemporary edge.
The tiny home’s interior is nothing short of impressive, carrying on the modern elements from its exterior. There’s an easy-flowing living, dining, and kitchen area that leads to the deck. You can also enjoy the eclectic mix of colours that blend contemporary with classic.
What’s more, those who book this tiny home can use the fully-functional kitchen, BBQ on the deck, and the tiled bathroom with a large shower. Sleeping arrangements are bound to impress, as well, with a double bed in the loft and a single top bunk. Check it out for yourself here.