Curious about the tiny house movement but not about to try to cram your entire family and all their stuff into one permanently? These miniature versions of heaven have about the same amount of space as an RV and are often situated somewhere with lots of space to hike, hang a hammock or get a cozy fire going. Plus, they are extra-affordable, some as low as just $46 a night! Check out these tiny houses you can rent all over the U.S.
Lakeside Tiny House (Winter Haven, FL)
Catch some sunshine with this sweet Florida tiny house near LEGOLAND Orlando. The rental includes a fire pit, plus kayaks and canoes to use on the lake. Afterward, snuggle into the cozy double loft that’s connected by a bridge.
Insider Tip: This rental is for families with kids 2 & up only and is pet-friendly.
Area 55 Futuro House (Joshua Tree, CA)
For a totally "out of this world" adventure, book a few nights at this restored Futuro House in Joshua Tree. This totally off-the-grid home has fresh water in the outdoor shower and a fire pit where you can eat under the stars. Solar power is available to charge your small electronics but there's no WiFi, just board games to enjoy in this gorgeous area of California. Check out our guide for ideas of what to do in the area.
Mushroom Dome Cabin (Aptos, CA)
For a magical vacation experience, try the beautiful and secluded Mushroom Dome Cabin. This popular hideaway near Santa Cruz treats you to acres of land to explore, a garden full of hummingbirds and incredible night skies.
ATL Unique and Modern (Atlanta, GA)
This modern tiny house is your launch pad for exploring the city of Atlanta. With two queen beds, a bathroom and a full kitchen, this little rental has everything to host your family The private fenced yard has a fire pit and ping pong for a relaxed night in, and the location makes it easy to pop out to enjoy the sights of the city.
Pirate Ship Adventure Cabin (Lyndon Station, WI)
Ahoy, me hearties! Pirate-loving littles will definitely want to spend a night aboard the “Passing Wind,” outside of Wisconsin Dells. The unbelievable Pirate Ship Adventure Cabin has room for six and is guaranteed to make memories. A slide, swing set and tons of pirate décor add to the fun. Parents should know that the ship’s two bedrooms are separated by a short 15-foot walk across an outdoor lower deck, and bathrooms are a short walk away.
Joshua Tree Land Yacht (Joshua Tree, CA)
Take in the beauty of Joshua Tree from this Classic Airstream Land Yacht trailer. At 31 feet, it’s just cozy enough for you and your little adventurers. The Airstream has a private deck and stock tank pool for cooling off while you enjoy the incredible desert scenery.
The Flying Pig Treehouse Oasis - Topanga, CA
Nestled in the hills of LA's Topanga Canyon, this bohemian treehouse-for-two is built in an old oak tree overlooking a seasonal waterfall. Escape here for a romantic getaway (sans kids), or for a parent-and-me glamping adventure. It's the perfect chance to unplug (from all those Zooms!) and get back to nature.
The Hummingbird (Sandy Valley, NV)
Check out life on a working dude ranch with this tiny house in Nevada. Situated on the Sandy Valley Ranch and only one hour from Las Vegas, The Hummingbird is a western-themed rental with tons of charm. Guests can enjoy meals in the ranch house and book horseback rides when available.
Apple Blossom Cottage (Jamaica, VT)
Head to Vermont for an enchanted stay at the tiny and whimsical Apple Blossom Cottage. With enough room for five guests, this sweet little home makes the perfect nesting place for a relaxing vacation. Make s’mores around the fire pit, enjoy the beauty of the gardens and mountains from the front porch or chill inside with the provided selection of board games and books.
Taos Country Cottage (Taos, NM)
This light and airy Taos cottage sleeps four and has fantastic sky and mountain views, as well as an outdoor fire pit. Perfect for families, this rental has enough room to lounge and stretch out while still being uniquely compact. The house is close enough for a quick visit to town but private enough to unwind and relax in peace.
Private Room in San Diego Treehouse (San Diego, CA)
This private room in a treehouse is a charming retreat for a mom & me or dad & me adventure. Here you'll be perched six blocks from The San Diego Bay, three blocks to the Village of Little Italy, and six blocks from the world famous Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Fun features include an outdoor shower, a shaded outdoor living room and bbq grill, access to a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and three outdoor decks. The upper deck has a fireplace and boasts views of the San Diego skyline and San Diego Bay.
Sleeps: 2 guests
Finger Lakes Cottage (Honeoye, NY)
Step up your family bonding with a quiet tiny house in the woods on the Finger Lakes. This comfy spot sleeps four and allows for plenty of quiet relaxation. A shared lodge on the property has tables and chairs, as well as a bathroom, showers and the kitchen.
Insider Tip: This tiny house has a two-night minimum, so book a full weekend (or more!) and get ready to unplug and escape.
Getaway (DC, NY, Boston)
If you have a sense of adventure, you’ll love booking with Getaway! You won’t know your exact secret location until after you book, and that’s all part of the fun. Getaway escapes are within two hours of D.C., New York or Boston. On the day of your arrival, you’ll receive a text and email with the name of your tiny cabin. The D.C. escape is on 80 acres of woods and has 20 tiny cabins that fit 2 or 4 people. Kitchens are stocked with kitchen essentials, as well as snacks and simple meals for purchase. For the family that’s always up for some spontaneity, this is for you.
Yellow Lifeguard Stand (Sarasota, FL)
It’s all about easy breezy beach vibes at this bright tiny house in Sarasota, modeled after a lifeguard stand. Close to Siesta Key, this cheery charmer sleeps four and has two queen beds, TV, WiFi, a full bathroom, kitchen, surfboard-shaped breakfast bar and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The perfect vacation home for sand, sun and fun!
The Cedar House Rules (Charleston, SC)
Get a taste of Charleston in this cute tiny house under an impressive cedar tree. Cedar House Rules sleeps four and offers plenty of amenities to make your stay extra special. Two cruiser bicycles, hammocks, beach chairs, an outdoor shower and patio and board games are just a few of the added thoughtful touches you’ll find at this spot. Explore the neighborhood by bike, or relax outside in the rocking chair at this tiny paradise.
Mt. Hood Tiny House Village (Welches, OR)
Experience the majestic mountain views and enjoy tiny house living at this spot in Welches, Oregon. The Mt. Hood Tiny House Village at Mt. Hood Village RV Resort is near Mt. Hood National Forest and just an hour from Portland, Oregon. The charming tiny houses sleep between 3 and 5 people, with full bathrooms and kitchens. Hiking trails and an on-site pool, playground and restaurant make this a great stop for families.
Waterloo/Lost Island KOA
The bright deluxe cabins at the Waterloo KOA fit 4-8 people, so there’s room for your whole crew! Kids will love walking out the door to the campground’s playground and swimming beach. For even more fun, Lost Island, Iowa’s largest waterpark, is just a half mile down the road.
Think Big A Tiny House Resort (Cairo, NY)
Try out the tiny house lifestyle in this resort on 28 acres just two hours outside of New York City. In your tiny house at Think Big A Tiny House Resort, you’ll find linens, kitchenware, full bath, WiFi, cable TV, Netflix, private patio, fire pit, outdoor dining table and more. Guests are welcome to herbs and veggies from the garden, fresh eggs from the chickens, board games, DVDs and plenty of other luxuries to make your stay amazing. Visit the website for the most current rates and availability.
—Kate Loweth & Anna Doogan