15 Tiny House Travel Destinations 2018
Staying in unique homes has been a huge travel trend over the past couple of years. We’ve seen people staying in airstreams by the beach or yurts in the middle of the desert, but our favorite of all the quirky home types has been the tiny house and small homes trend. It’s a perfect travel accommodation if you’re traveling alone or with one other person because they’re relatively inexpensive to rent in comparison to hotels and they have more amenities (like privacy) when compared to hostels.
Now we know what you’re thinking, what is the difference between a small home and a tiny house? On average, a small house is anything that ranges from 500 to 1000 square feet and a tiny house is anything less than 500 square feet. What designers and contractors do with that square footage is up to them. We’ve seen tiny homes built up two stories, made of an actual metal shipping container and some are even on wheels so you can take your home on the go.
So with the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp coming to theatres on July 6, 2018, we wanted to celebrate with these 15 tiny homes that are the perfect fit for Ant-Man!
1. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
After a long day visiting the Georgia Aquarium, visiting the World of Coca-Cola Museum, and admiring the art at the High Museum of Art, rest in a beautiful cross modern and farmhouse decorated tiny home located in Atlanta, Georgia. Even with the limited amount of space, it feels as if the rooms are separated in this tiny house. There are sliding door to hide the bed, which gives off the illusion of separation between the second “bedroom” from the “living room” and also gives the guest in that room privacy. Plus the loft tucks away the second “bedroom” because out of sight out of mind. The home is complete with a full bathroom and full kitchen. Other amenities include private backyard with a ping pong table and a firepit, in-unit washer and dryer and more.
Check out Brandi’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
2. Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Make this quaint cabin-esque tiny house your home away from home while you’re exploring the USS Yorktown, enjoying the flowers at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, and shop at the Charleston City Market. Like the first tiny home, the decor is a hybrid of a modern farmhouse and includes a full kitchen and bathroom. Amenities the host highlights are “two cruiser bicycles, two beach chairs, beach towels, bag, and small cooler, two hammocks, an outdoor patio with a rocking chair and bench and outdoor shower.” Jenna a recent guest in the Cedar House has said that her family of four enjoyed their stay, so if four people can make it work in a tiny house it isn’t cramped for those who are doubting the fun of this travel trend.
Check out Brian’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
3. Costa Mesa, California, USA
Whether you’re in Orange County to visit Disneyland, hit the beach or check out the shopping at Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza or the Irvine Spectrum make “The Nugget” your vacation getaway. The space has a mixture of mid-century modern and industrial moments with the decor and the host does give fair warning about how tiny the space actually is. She notes that there are only a kitchenette and a portable toilet which needs to be cleaned every 3 days, but to offset the small space a plus is that the beach is only an 8-minute drive!
Check out Celine’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
4. Coyhaique, XI Región, Chile
If you were planning to explore the Patagonia Mountains or hike in the Valle de la Luna, let this industrial cabin located near the Simpson River be your natural retreat. This tiny home utilizes a shipping container as the frame of the house and is on the bigger side of the spectrum of tiny homes. The home has a private bedroom with a double bed and a common living space with a futon that can accommodate up to 4 guests. Previous guest have reviewed and said that despite the tiny house’s hard shipping container facade the home is still cozy!
Check out Marco’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
5. Valley Center, California, USA
Have a change of scenery from all the hustle and bustle in Downtown San Diego with this tiny house in the countryside of San Diego, California. While you stay in this quaint cottage that includes lofted bed, kitchen and full bathroom you get to enjoy the tranquil view citrus and avocado groves. Our favorite benefit about this listing are all the activities you have surrounding the property like “horse facility (at an extra charge), golf, hiking, restaurants, wine tasting, local breweries, biking, fishing and casinos.”
Check out Nick’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
6. Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Extend your San Diego vacation a couple days for a short drive to another tiny house, but this time beach from in Rosarito. This tiny home isn’t extravagantly decorated and is minimalist, but you are mainly staying at this property for the view and the proximity to the beach. Imagine how relaxing it would be to wake up and have a coffee on the deck looking at the waves crash only 100 yards from where you are staying. The house has it’s own viewing deck that gives you a stunning overview of the beach and pier and is located walking distance from all of the best restaurants, clubs, and shops in Rosarito.
Check out Beth’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
7. Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Whether you’re in Kentucky for the Derby or zip lining in the Mega Cavern this all year rental is small with a studio layout, but the folding doors and high ceilings make the home feel larger than 448 square feet. The large yard and patio space help make this tiny home feel bigger. The host also utilizes functional furniture to open up space with a bookshelf murphy bed.
Check out Emma’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
9. Waco, Texas, USA
If you needed a place to stay while you’re visiting Magnolia Market this tiny house screams Chip and Joanna! This listing has the biggest kitchen and bathroom by far when compared to all the other tiny houses we’ve seen, but you know what they say “everything’s bigger in Texas.” This tiny home is so big that it has two bedrooms and an extra “lounge” loft, not including the sitting area on the lower level.
Check out Kenneth’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
10. Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia
We’re making our way to the other side of the world for this Hawaiian bungalow vibe with nautical moments in this tiny house in Sunshine Beach, Australia. The exposed wood, rattan furniture, and light color scheme help give this space a more relaxed feel which is perfect for the beach vacation! Like a lot of our other favorite tiny house, Airbnb’s the bed is lofted to give guests more space and for only $69 a night for a tiny house that’s a huge deal!
Check out Dannielle’s Airbnb listing for more photos.
11. Dallas, Texas, USA
Texas with another tiny house in this big state! Unlike the other tiny house in Texas, this one is in a shipping container. The hard metal outside is a huge contrast to the full wood paneling everywhere inside the home. Everything from cabinetry to furniture to the flooring is some form of wood. Plus the price of this place is a steal, for $87 a night the tiny home can accommodate four guests! That’s about $22 a night each person. Where else could you get a well-decorated place in the city that comes with a full kitchen and a full bath for that price?!
Check out David’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
12. Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany
This lovely tiny house in Germany looks like a quaint cottage from the outside, but once you step into the home the decor is a mixture of Victorian meets modern… like a modern renaissance. The antique couches and coffee table in the sitting area prime examples of how the space has an older vibe while the appliances and cabinetry in the kitchen bring us forward in time.
Check out Martina’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
13. Phoenix, Arizona, USA
If you’re looking for a modern destination in an art district to take a break from the Desert Botanical Garden or beat the heat from Papago Park, then look no further than this tiny home in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The big bay windows help open up space in the minimal square footage, but they can be covered by the pull-down blinds for privacy. The bed is lofted and the bathroom is closed off to separate rooms in the house. Extra amenities include fully equipped kitchen, in-unit washer and dryer, access to the host’s herb garden, outdoor grill, patio and small yard.
Check out Cassie & Gilbert’s Airbnb listing for more photos.
14. Anacortes, Washington, USA
Looking for a tranquil and peaceful wilderness destination? Look no further with this tiny house on wheels located on Guemes Island in Washington. This industrial boutique tiny house is a remote destination to get you out of the city life and the decor is filled with curated pieces from artists and craftsman. While visiting you can take walks on calm beaches, hike through lush forests and enjoy the wildlife in the state parks. This tiny house destination isn’t for those who thrive on the city life, because it’s all about small town living. The host mentions that there are a few stores, restaurants and shops but the selection in these places are limited, so hopefully you’re outdoorsy enough to make do with what you have handy!
Check out Jessica & Carson’s Airbnb listing for more photos.
15. Boulder, Colorado, USA
Another off the grid tiny house but this time on top of a mountain in Boulder, Colorado with gorgeous views of the mountains and at night like the sky full of stars. This secluded area is here to give you a vacation from the craziness of city and working life. The host describes this 260 square foot area as being “secluded enough to walk around butt naked.” Tempting huh? There aren’t too many out of the ordinary amenities, but you can choose to either sleep on the roll out queen bed that tucks away during the day or on the woven hammock to make it a full-on adventure. Plus recent guests have said that if you hike behind the property you’ll find an abandoned tennis court if you’re up for the hike.
Check out Vladimir’s Airbnb listing for more photos and info.
For our readers that eat, breathe and live for Airbnb’s as their prime source for travel accommodations, check out our other favorite Airbnb destinations for beachgoers, luxurious living, and relaxing environments.
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