If you’ve ever been curious about what it would be like to live in a tiny house, but aren’t ready to give up your normal-sized house just yet, we’ve got good news for you. In a number of locations across the country, from New York to California, you can find tiny houses that are available to rent for vacations or weekend getaways, so you can try tiny house living on for size. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired by the tiny lifestyle—or maybe you’ll find that you appreciate your non-tiny home all that much more.
At undisclosed locations in the woods outside New York, Boston, and D.C., you’ll find Getaway House, a grouping of rustic tiny houses that are available to rent as a retreat from the city. The sites are isolated, the designs are minimal-modern, and the views look incredible.
Oregon’s Mt. Hood Village RV Resort is home to the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village, a grouping of five different tiny houses, each with its own picnic table and grill. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby, so you can enjoy a little nature while trying a smaller house on for size.
We wrote about the Escape Vista tiny house, touting it as the perfect retreat for anyone ready to give up society and escape to the country forever. The good news for those of you wishing to escape from society only temporarily is that you can find one of these for rent on an isolated site just 90 minutes from New York City.
This tiny house is in the backyard of a home in Seattle, so if you live in the city, you won’t have to travel very far to have the tiny house experience.
Like the Seattle tiny home, this petite structure is located in the backyard of another house, so it’s a perfect home base for seeing Portland, or just as a getaway within the city.
It’s certainly tiny, but the location, right next to downtown Austin, is hard to beat, and the outdoor space can provide some respite if you get a little claustrophobic.
This adorable home is located in Olympia, Washington, and has views of the Puget Sound.
With its stark, modern design, this tiny house near Oaxaca, Mexico, is certainly different from the rest. But for a lover of modern design, or rugged landscapes, or swimming in your own, personal pool, this is definitely the place.
This tiny backyard cottage in Venice, California, is only a short drive from the beach and feels perfect for a BFF getaway.
If a tiny house isn’t quite adventurous enough for you, how about a tiny houseboat? This small houseboat is located in a private marina a few minutes from Charleston, so you can have a few cocktails overlooking the ocean but also enjoy the city life, too.