Want to try out a tiny house? See the best rentals available
The tiny house movement is real! As a rule, Americans like their houses big. The United States Census Bureau reports that in the year 2014, the average size of a new house in the U.S. was more than 2,400 square feet.
Yet even as typical new houses grow larger and larger, some Americans are bucking the trend. They’re choosing to live in houses with no more than 500 square feet of space – less than one-quarter the size of the average new house.
This is the tiny house movement, and it’s a big deal. There are three TV shows dedicated to tiny house living – Tiny House Hunters & Tiny House Builders on HGTV, & Tiny House Nation on FYI – as well as a movie called TINY: A Story of Living Small. Tiny houses have been featured in Country Living, The New Yorker, & YES! Magazine. The phrase “tiny houses” gets more than 240,000 searches on Google every month.
If you want a taste of the tiny house life, but aren’t sure you want to make a full commitment to build, you can always rent! Here’s just a few tiny house rentals found all over the U.S. (We love Austin, Texas, so there’s a few of the best tiny rentals near Austin.)
Wimberley, Texas One
This unique Wimberley tiny house rental is ideal for two guests to enjoy unforgettable romantic getaways near Austin. The charming studio-style space comes with a plush queen sleeper sofa & loft bed, both featuring memory foam mattresses and the private bathroom comes with all the essentials. Linens & towels are all kindly provided.
The space includes a fully equipped tiny kitchen, smart TV, Wi-Fi, and sleek designer decor.
Wimberley, Texas Two
This tiny house rental is perfect for up to three guests. There is a sleeping loft containing a king-size mattress, with all bedding & linens provided and a Smart TV.There is also a sofa in the living area which can be folded into a bed if needed. The private bathroom is furnished with a luxuriously tiled shower, in addition to a toilet & sink.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, and a combination washer/dryer. There’s also a private deck, furnished with a barbecue, gas fire pit and large hot tub.
Wimberley Texas, Three
This stunning airy chapel is surrounded by vintage windows with a panoramic view of nature on eight acres of land. There’s a gorgeous bathroom with a footed tub and a shower. The chapel has vintage furnishings, a farmhouse-style chandelier, WiFi, a TV, and a delicious breakfast. Outside, there’s a private deck with a bistro set to enjoy the idyllic surroundings.
Upstate New York
Here’s another tiny rental set in the Tug Hill Region, of upstate New York. This rustic tree house rental is perfect for a couple to enjoy a unique getaway in a secluded part of the world.
The rental features a double bed in the sleeping loft, accessible via a ladder, and a bathroom with a shower. The kitchenette has all the utensils & cookware necessary to prepare simple and tasty meals.
The lounge area has two armchairs, and there is also a reading nook.
On the second level, there is a balcony with outdoor furniture. The property sits on a nearly 60-acre private nature sanctuary with two ponds.
This South Carolina tree house in the forest sits on just under two acres of land & guests are free to roam around and enjoy the truly peaceful surroundings.
This tiny house rental’s sleeping arrangements consist of a king bed, a couch, a hammock, and a small double bed while the bathroom comes with all the essentials. There’s a TV, air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi, a bathtub, a simple kitchen, and all linens and towels. Outside, there’s a gorgeous deck area where guests can enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
This unique Grain Silo cabin rental is located in Alvin, Illinois, and can accommodate two guests. The bedroom has a plush queen-size bed in the sleeping loft. In the bathroom, there’s a toilet, a sink, and a large clawfoot tub.
It has a beautifully decorated living room, with a comfy sofa and a satellite television. Outside, there is a porch and a fire pit, perfect for roasting some marshmallows after a long day.
Does this whet your appetite for tiny houses? Let us know what you think of tiny homes in the comments!