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The intrigue and accessibility of living in a tiny home will always keep us on our toes, whether it's an exciting new prefabricated find or a custom build that can transform a spacious backyard. If you're really short on time, you can even shop for a tiny house on Amazon! But if you don't have the square footage (or budget) to commit to living big in tight spaces, book a vacation in a tiny house rental instead.
Renting a tiny house is a great opportunity to get away from the noise and clutter of your own house. You'll discover clever small-space living hacks and the allure of downsizing. Maybe you're in dire need of a couples' trip or seeking a remote, solo getaway. Maybe you're on the hunt for a micro lodge your family rent and create new memories. With a tiny house rental, your trip can be grand even when it's in small quarters. Below, we've listed tiny houses that are stunning enough to give your friends travel envy. Choose from an A-frame in the woods to a treehouse in Hawaii available for booking through AirBnB, Vrbo, and more! "People dream about living in a tiny home, and renting one to test the waters is a great idea before designing your own," says Lewis. (If you are a homeowner hoping to rent out your own tiny house, scroll down for tips from interior designer Kim Lewis.)
How to Optimize Your Airbnb
If you'd like to make your tiny house a go-to destination, interior designer and tiny house expert Kim Lewis has everything you need to know about hosting guests. "With a small space, go big on the finishes and design details—every inch will be noticed!" says Lewis.
Functional Storage: “Get creative! Furniture with drawers, perfectly appointed hooks—less is more, but the pieces you put in your tiny home should be quality.”
Commit to Theme: “Unique design will always draw in a rental guest. Consider branding your tiny home, so there's a story to create buzz.”
Bells and Whistles: Treat your guests with comforting 5-star compliments. Install the pool, dust off the fire pit, and order coffee beans from your neighborhood cafe. "I would also prioritize creature comforts like handmade soaps, Turkish towels, quality bed linens, and activities to do outside of the home.
Medgina Saint-Elien covers everything your home needs. She writes about exciting new product launches, hands-on reviews, and the "lightbulb" moments in every maker's story. In overseeing key HB editorial franchises, including the Live Better Awards, Saint-Elien champions the work of BIPOC entrepreneurs in the design and beauty industries. In addition to House Beautiful, her work has been published in Byrdie, Snapchat, and more. Outside of work, the writer and poet can be found documenting her travels on social media and saving memes for future use.
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