Interested in tiny house living? Before you ditch your possessions and make the move, you can give the lifestyle a spin by renting a tiny house on Airbnb. Here are 20 of my favorites:
1. Silo Studio Cottage—Lee, Massachusetts
Located on the Santarella Estate in the Tyringham Valley, this former sculpting studio is surrounded by gardens, a pond, brooks and streams, a walking path and “storybook architecture.” Want to do more exploring? Check out the nearby Appalachian Trail.
2. Little Garden House—Normandy, France
Go really old school with this lovely garden house on a renovated medieval farm in upper Normandy.
3. Quiet & Cozy Tiny House on the Bay—Olympia, Washington
Hand-built by the host Brittany, this tiny home is nestled away in a lovely rural setting overlooking the Puget Sound, but is still just minutes away from downtown Olympia so you can take in some local culture as well.
4. Aroma(n)tica Treehouse—San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy
This peaceful treehouse has cozy accommodations, stunning views and the aroma of surrounding herb and flower gardens to boot. Described as a “suspended nest,” it’s a wine lover’s paradise surrounded by top-quality wine producers and imbued with enological history.
5. Bow Top Roma Wagon—Cornwall, England
Built for a Romany by a Romany and taken to the Appleby Horse Fair, this little wagon is the real deal. I’m thinking that sleeping in this beauty would lend itself to some pretty amazing dreams and the sense that you’ve just time-traveled to another dimension.
6. Writer’s Cabin—Stockholm, Sweden
Calling all wordsmiths: How does hiding away in a writer’s cabin in Stockholm sound? Pretty nice, eh?
7. Pyramid Cabin—Rio Negro, Argentina
This warm, simply beautiful, wooden cabin is just a short walk from town and a perfect way to get off of the tourist path.
Located on Maui’s north shore, this little cabin comes complete with everything you’ll need for an island vacation, including surfboards, boogie boards, beach chairs, ocean views and fruit trees.
9. Tiny House—Porta Romana, Italy
In addition to being gorgeous, hip and fun, this tiny apartment is located inside a former city gate, one of the most important monuments in Porta Romana, with origins that trace back to the Roman walls of the city.