Test Drive A Tiny House Today with Airbnb
Perhaps you’re considering ditching most of your possessions, going part time and remote at your job and swapping your clunky traditional home/apartment for a tiny house. But you’re not sure it’s the right move. You have your doubts about what it’s like to inhabit such a small space.
Airbnb can help you with your tiny hesitation. The site offers a number of tiny houses you can call home for a night or two, providing a taste-test for your would-be tiny life.
By far the most interesting that we found is David Guilbault’s 68 sq ft Teeny Tiny Guesthouse in Seattle, WA (video above). The DIY paradise features a very clever “garage door Murphy bed” and in-floor, full-sized tub. David charges $75/night with a two night minimum.
A little outside of Santa Cruz in Aptos, CA is the Mushroom Dome Cabin. The owners claim it’s the “number 1 listing on Airbnb”; with its cool design and beautiful setting, we can imagine why.
The tiny house sleeps 3, features a wraparound porch and a 22″ LCD TV. The $100/night charge includes breakfast.
If you live on the east coast, you can rent a more traditional tiny house right on beautiful Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, NY (below).
This model is a more traditional, Tumbleweed-style, trailer-based tiny house. Nelson, who owns the place, includes access to kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. The place is $100/night with a 2 night minimum.
Also on the east coast is this awesome treehouse in Lincoln, VT. The structure rests 30 ft above a fern covered forest by the Green Mountain National Forest.
Lincoln is three hours from Montreal and four from Boston, so it’s a bit out of the way–for better or worse. Ellie and Harrison, who rent the place, charge $125/night.
While these stays might not perfectly replicate living full-time in a tiny house, they might give you a sense of what it’s like. Barring that, they look like great, relatively affordable places to spend your vacation.