Mirror House North, Bolzano, Italy
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Coolest Tiny Home Rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo

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Mirror House North, Bolzano, Italy
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It's said that good things come in small packages, and that's certainly true of many Vrbo and Airbnb tiny house accommodations. Over the past few years, the houses have become a far-reaching phenomenon, and it's easy to see why. They're more sustainable — and can be more affordable — than traditional homes. Tiny house living, however, can range from uncomfortable to incredible, so whether you're trying it out for size or just want a cool place to stay with a reasonable price tag, here are 25 of the coolest mini-property rentals in the U.S. and around the world.


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The Cedar House Rules, Charleston, South Carolina
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The Cedar House Rules

Charleston, South Carolina | Sleeps 3

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This property is notable for its proximity to downtown Charleston and nearby beaches, but also for its dedication to details and extra amenities. Ready for an adventure? Explore the surroundings with its two cruiser bikes. Headed to the beach? There are supplies for that excursion, too. Need some downtime? Cedar House is filled with books and games, and a white noise machine for solid naps. All thoughtful stuff, but this tiny house is also certified stylish: It was recently named an Airbnb Plus property, "verified for quality and design."


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The Cedar House Rules
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The Cedar House Rules

Sleeping arrangements in this tiny home include a queen-size bed in the loft and a convertible futon in the living area that will accommodate one adult or two kids. 

Tumbleweed Tiny Home | Fairplay, Colorado
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Tumbleweed Tiny Home
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Tumbleweed Tiny Home

The house includes plenty of storage space for outdoor gear, a must in this part of the Rocky Mountains. Fairplay is close to fishing, hiking, biking, and more, and is an hour or less by car from destination mountain towns such as Salida and Buena Vista.


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The Bermuda, Orlando, Florida
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The Bermuda

Orlando, Florida | Sleeps 4

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Honestly, after a while, some tiny houses can start to look the same. Not The Bermuda. This Airbnb is packed with personality and pattern and aglow with color. With room for four and a full kitchen, it's also perfect for families. Located on Lake Fairview in Orlando Lakefront — a tiny-house community — The Bermuda supplies a paddleboard, kayak, and fishing dock. The nearby College Park neighborhood has shops, cafes, and other eateries.


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The Bermuda
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The Bermuda

The Bermuda includes a full kitchen with full-size range, large refrigerator, microwave, and more — not to mention views of the water while you cook. 

Hector's Tiny House
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Hector's Tiny House
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Hector's Tiny House

The home includes a massive yard, spa, and private garden, not to mention plenty of places to just sit and enjoy the surrounding scenery.

Eagles Nest, Phuket, Thailand
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Eagles Nest

Phuket, Thailand | Sleeps 2

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This crisply furnished, hillside house with bedroom, living space, and kitchenette opens onto a small outdoor deck with views of Ao Yon Bay's sparkling turquoise waters. The Airbnb provides a kayak, paddleboard, and small dinghy for enjoying the water, as well as beach towels, mats, and snorkeling gear.


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Eagles Nest
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Eagles Nest

There are, however, many stairs to descend for beach access. Those with physical limitations should take note.

The Field Trip, Atlanta, Georgia
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The Field Trip

Atlanta | Sleeps 4

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Marrying modern furnishings with farmhouse style, this house feels big on charm and comfort. It has one loft bedroom and another that can be closed off behind pocket doors, as well as an uber-stylish bathroom with washer/dryer. Gourmet meals might be difficult on its two-burner stove, but don't sweat it — the owners recommend plenty of restaurants you can get to easily from your tiny home away from home.


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The Field Trip
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The Field Trip

Interior details in The Field Trip include shiplap walls, butcher block countertops, wood floors, and a bright and airy aesthetic that's heavy on farmhouse details combined with modern decor.


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Portland Tiny House, Portland, Oregon
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Portland Tiny House

Portland, Oregon | Sleeps 2

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Just blocks from the Alberta Arts District, cafes, pubs, restaurants, and shopping, this house is a convenient home base for exploring Oregon's largest city. Past visitors have raved about the comfort of the Tuft & Needle mattress and waking up to fresh eggs and veggies from the backyard chicken coop and garden.


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Portland Tiny House
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Portland Tiny House

A private backyard entrance provides access to the house, which can accommodate two adults with a small child. Guests can explore within-walking-distance shops, galleries, and eateries in northeast Portland's Alberta Arts District.

The Hyggelig Hytte, Marshfield, Vermont
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The Hyggelig Hytte

Marshfield, Vermont | Sleeps 2

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This 144-square-foot, dramatically gabled house inspired by Nordic style is nestled in the Green Mountains on an 11-acre plot. The closest city, Montpelier, is a half-hour drive away, but there's plenty to do right outside the door. Hike, pick blackberries, take a sauna, or just stargaze while sitting around the firepit. 


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The Hyggelig Hytte
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The Hyggelig Hytte

The tiny home's interior is cozy and cabin-like, and includes a refrigerator and cook stove. Note for technophiles and creatures of comfort: Wi-Fi is “dubious” and there’s no indoor plumbing.

Container Cabin in The Catskills, Saugerties, New York
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Container Cabin In The Catskills

Saugerties, New York | Sleeps 2

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Built from a 20-foot shipping container, this solar-powered, off-grid, "camping cabin" is an ideal place to commune with nature. It offers the basics plus a yoga platform, hot tub, hammock, and 30-foot waterfall a short walk away. If all that remoteness gets to be too much, nearby Saugerties provides tons of artsy small-town charm with eclectic boutiques and a surprising array of culinary offerings.


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Container Cabin In The Catskills
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Container Cabin In The Catskills

The tiny house is surrounded by 10 acres of forest on Overlook Mountain. One reviewer noted the property is "a magical place tucked into the woods where you get the healing properties of nature, a rustic experience, and don't have to be an expert camper to enjoy." 


Dreamy Tiny House Cottage, Nashville, Tennessee
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Dreamy Tiny House Cottage

Nashville, Tennessee | Sleeps 4

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This house is filled with vintage details (hello, claw-foot tub) and has botanical ambience inside and out. It's also nestled in a surprisingly woodland setting for being in the center of Music City's Design District, just 10 minutes from downtown. With a loft bedroom and a daybed in the living room, it can accommodate a family of four. Have young children? It's also family friendly, with a travel crib, high chair, books, toys, and outdoor play area.


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Dreamy Tiny House Cottage
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Dreamy Tiny House Cottage

The home's exterior includes amenities such as outdoor seating around a firepit, a garden that guests can harvest for meal options, and a play area for the kiddos. 

Modern Hill Country Tiny Cabin, Dripping Springs, Texas
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Modern Hill Country Tiny Cabin

Dripping Springs, Texas | Sleeps 4

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It's tough to believe a tiny house can feel so expansive, but with high ceilings, huge windows, and sweeping views, this one fits the bill. Located less than an hour from Austin, this property is in the Hill Country corridor, which abounds in breweries, restaurants, seasonal festivals, and outdoor recreation opportunities. With space for five, a full kitchen, open floorplan, and outdoor deck, it can accommodate a slightly larger group than most tiny houses.


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Modern Hill Country Tiny Cabin
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Modern Hill Country Tiny Cabin

Enjoy sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and even dine al fresco from the home's large deck. Other outdoor amenities include a kids' play area and community fire ring. 

The Phoenix House, Pahoa, Hawaii
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The Phoenix House

Pahoa, Hawaii | Sleeps 2

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On the edge of the Kalapana volcanic lava beds, this rustic, off-grid house has an otherworldly feel. Yet in a span of minutes, visitors can shop at farmers markets, take a dip in the ocean and relax on black sand beaches, or go for a hike in the verdant Puna Forest Reserve.


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The Phoenix House
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The Phoenix House

The uniqueness of this property appeals to many renters. One noted: "This is the coolest airbnb I've ever stayed at. Spending a night right on the 1990s lava flow is unreal … felt like we were on another planet."

Ocean Front Beach House, Rosarito, Mexico
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Ocean Front Beach House
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Ocean Front Beach House

The house’s exterior includes two decks — one sun-drenched and elevated from which you can listen to crashing waves while enjoying a by-request massage. 

Wagon and The Wigwam, Medstead, United Kingdom
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Wagon and the Wigwam
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Wagon and the Wigwam

Just steps from the front door visitors can wind down after a long day in the sunken wigwam hot tub with jets and underwater lights. 

The Armadillas, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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The Armadillas

Perth and Kinross, Scotland | Sleeps 2

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An hour north of Edinburgh, the Armadillas are actually two tiny houses perched side by side within view of the Loch Tay. Renters can access nearby walks and cycling routes easily, or get a dose of history at places of interest such as the Scottish Crannog Centre, an early Iron Age loch-dwelling reconstruction, and 750-year-old Blair Castle. Each Armadilla includes modern touches such as underfloor heating and superfast broadband.


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The Armadillas
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The Armadillas

The Armadillas' interiors are sparse, but there's room to curl up with a good book or take a nap, as well as a kitchenette with a mini-fridge. 

Hilmarsstova, Trongisvågur, Faroe Islands
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Hilmarsstova

Trongisvågur, Faroe Islands | Sleeps 3

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The Faroe Islands, halfway between Iceland and Norway, are home to this extremely remote house built into a small hillside. It's large enough to accommodate four guests, but those guests should probably be adventurous (note that the official listing says three). The Faroe Islands are known for rugged coastlines, rolling moors, and stunning sea views. At night, catch incredible views of the Milky Way and, if you're lucky, the aurora borealis.


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Hilmarsstova
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Hilmarsstova

The inside of this home provides bunked sleeping quarters as well as a double bed, a dining space, electric stove and refrigerator, and a private bath.

Mirror House North, Bolzano, Italy
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Mirror House North

Bolzano, Italy | Sleeps 4

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One of the pricier tiny houses on this list, but it's easy to see why. The architecture might not be for everyone, but it's striking nonetheless. The home's mirrored exterior reflects the surrounding countryside, apple trees, and the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The Mirror House South — also tiny — is next door.


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Mirror House North
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Mirror House North

The interior is minimalist but comfortable, and outdoor is a large terrace and private garden, as well as a shared garden and summertime shared pool and self-service pool bar.

Funky Cape Town Cabin, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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Funky Cape Town Cabin

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Sleeps 2

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Set in a "happily integrated, friendly, and accepting" neighborhood, this house provides a full bath with rain shower, lovely outdoor garden and patio with firepit, and a deck off the bedroom. Guests are invited to gather produce from the garden for meals. The property is close to historic Stellenbosch, a university town with cafes, art galleries, boutiques, and lots more to see and do.


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Funky Cape Town Cabin
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Funky Cape Town Cabin

The Cape Town Cabin includes a stocked kitchenette and a full bathroom with rainshower.

Cave La Chumbera, Monachil, Granada, Spain
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Cave La Chumbera

Monachil, Granada, Spain | Sleeps 4

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Is it a cave? Is it a house? It's both. Colorfully and quaintly furnished with white painted "walls," the two-bedroom, one-bath cave has a kitchenette and a terrace with a grill overlooking the Andalusian countryside. There's a shared pool on the property, and village amenities and a bus stop are only about a minute's walk away. It's not recommended for people with asthma, though.


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Cave La Chumbera
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Cave La Chumbera

This tiny home's two bedrooms can accommodate up for four people in double beds.

Eco Pod, Valparaiso, Chile
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Eco Pod

Valparaiso, Chile | Sleeps 3

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This elevated house has a remarkable seaside view right out the front door. Just over a mile from the town of Quintay, the property is otherwise remote, with no neighbors other than the many species of birds and occasional pod of whales. Take the outdoor path to Playa Chica for a beach excursion.


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Eco Pod
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Rumah Teras Bata, Lembang, West Java, Indonesia
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Rumah Teras Bata
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Rumah Teras Bata

An adjacent terrace, hot tub, and outdoor lounge area ensures that guests have plenty of room to roam. And this property is a perfect home base for nature and adventure lovers — the area is filled with waterfalls, lush gardens, hikes, and even an orchid forest.


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