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10 Tiny Home Rentals Inspiring Us to Downsize

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While we can’t deny the appeal of gorgeous, massive celeb-owned mansions, there’s something about a tiny house that definitely excites us. Small spaces, although cramped, can provide amazing inspiration… especially when it comes to the little tips and tricks they make use of in order to seem way bigger than they are. And don’t get us started on the decor: Small spaces are often the most exciting, especially since they make full use of every inch of space available.

So when it comes to your next trip away, why not consider a tiny rental, as opposed to a large-scale hotel? Not only will you get the cozy factor, you’ll also have a gorgeous home all to yourself at a fraction of the price. Trust us: There’s definitely appeal in downsizing, and these 10 selections will show you exactly why.

Sandpiper Studio Cabin, Kennebunk, Maine

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom From $125 a night 

For a gorgeous nautical theme that adds sunshine into the smallest of spaces, rent this cute cottage in Maine. The seaside inspired decor, granite countertops, and hardwood floors make it a rustic yet snug harbor that’s perfect for your next getaway.

Bell Tower Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

1 King Bed, 1 Bathroom From $126 a night 

For a country escape like none other, visit this adorable little nook in Stratford-upon-Avon. Tucked into the west wing of a larger country house, the Bell Tower Cottage is accessible through its own private entrance, and features a bright, open-plan kitchen. There’s also a sunny lounge with heated floors, built-in bookshelves, and compact yet comfortable furniture. The location, just five minutes from medieval Stratford, makes the cottage an ideal retreat for Shakespeare fans and theater buffs.

Blue Villas, Santorini, Greece

1 King Bed, 2 Bathrooms  From $411 a night 

Idyllic views and elegant decor make this Santorini villa a must-visit for anyone looking to get away. Featuring gleaming white walls and stunning silver fixtures, this converted windmill boasts a chic elegance that pairs perfectly with its luxe exterior. The three-level home features a fully-equipped kitchen on the lower level, a living room on the second floor, and an upper-level bedroom and bathroom—and comes with a daily cleaning service to boot.

The Rambleshack, Coldingham, Scotland

1 Bed, 1 Bathroom From $73 a night 

This modern pod is definitely one of the most unique rentals available right now, and it’s perfectly situated off the base of the Scottish coast for a rustic, yet charming experience. The soft white decor adds to the character of the home, and there are activities aplenty for you to experience: Hike one of the paths near the ocean, kick back on the beach at Coldingham Bay, or walk to the village pub for some traditional fare, like fish and chips.

Beachfront Bungalow, Rote Island, Indonesia

1 King Bed, 1 Bathroom From $217 a night 

This isolated Javanese teak wood bungalow is right off Rote Island, Indonesia’s southern point. Think swinging chairs on a beachfront patio, a private outdoor lounge area, and daily housekeeping—who says space-saving can’t be luxurious?


Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut, Somerset, England

1 Bed, 1 Bathroom From $166 a 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 doesn’t hurt either.

Whimsical Cottage, Mendocino, California

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms From $122 a night 

Resting quietly on 20 acres of private, wooded land, this is the ideal place to unplug and unwind. Twinkling lights on the porch are the perfect complement to the rustic exterior, and you can watch nature in peace from the outside patio. Inside, bright colors, a mix of cozy textures, and innovative wall hangings add to the playful feel.


Hobbit Hole Cabin, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom From $115 a night 

For a stunning abode in the center of the action, this cabin is the ultimate find. Located across the street from the popular Downtown Subscription and a block away from historic Canyon Road, this comfortable space boasts authentic details like a kiva fireplace and rough-hewn rafters.

Tiny House Cabin, Yukon, Canada

1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Outdoor Bathroom From $44 a night 

Take your glamping trip to the next level in this tiny wood cabin, featuring a skylit roof, plenty of natural light, and cozy accents. Surrounded by miles of pristine wilderness and top-notch trails, this is the ultimate nature getaway.

Dockside Tiny House, Wrangell, Alaska

1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Bathroom From $110 a night

Built on a locally-sourced cedar deck, the Dockside Tiny House features a full kitchen and bathroom, compact washing machine, in-floor heat, an indoor clothesline, and a loft bedroom. The floating home provides stunning views of the bay, and feels way larger than it actually is thanks to its open ceiling and ample windows.

See more small spaces:

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Nikhita Mahtani


Nikhita is originally from Mumbai, India, but has called NYC home for over a decade now. She’s a huge fan of nutrition and fitness, and spends most of her free time researching the latest trends and easy, healthy hacks. She also loves to travel—just don’t take her anywhere cold.