Over the past two years or so tiny home living has become all the rage. From tiny houses on wheels to micro-apartments, skoolies, and everything in between, today's media has turned the tiny house lifestyle into the housing du jour. Truth is, the average American probably has never stepped foot in a tiny house. Whether you are looking to downsize to 500 sq.ft. or less or just take a truly unique vacation, the options have become more accessible than ever thanks to tiny house "hotels" - and this may even be the wrong word - are popping up in all corners of the United States. There are currently no less than 14 tiny house hotels with tiny homes available to rent by the night. What seemingly started out in Portland at CARAVAN the tiny house hotel, entrepreneurs and communities are capitalizing on tiny home lodging by creating village-esque locations where tiny homes serve as a more traditional hostel suite of sorts, including basic amenities such as maid service, room service, sauna and hot tub availability, and even concierge service.
If you're looking to try out tiny living but not give up the perks of a 5-star hotel stay, one of the following could just be the answer!
CARAVAN THE TINY HOUSE HOTEL IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Located in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Caravan offers no less than six locally-built tiny homes ranging from 120-170 sq.ft. Each tiny home has its own distinct styling and all of the houses have flush toilets, hot showers, electric heat, a sitting area, kitchen, and great style. It is important to note that CARAVAN also features The Pacifica, which is wheelchair accessible!
GETAWAY TINY HOMES IN NEW YORK AND BOSTON
A unique tiny cabin hotel system, Getaway offers tiny house vacations in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. The Getaway cabins themselves are tiny (around 140-200 sq.ft.) and have been carefully designed by the Getaway team to include everything you need and nothing you don't. They provide cooking essentials like oil, salt and pepper, a tiny kitchen with pots and pans, non-perishable provisions like pasta, snacks, and coffee for purchase, fresh linens and towels, heat, and a hot shower. The unique feature of the Getaway system is that the exact location of the cabins are available only once you book. Each outpost is guaranteed to be a two-hour drive (or less) from its respective city, without traffic.
LIVE A LITTLE CHATT IN GEORGIA
Although Live A Little only features four tiny houses, what it lacks up in size it makes up in location, comfort, and view. Live A Little is located on a beautiful hill at the foot of Lookout Mountain just outside the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Shangri-Little, Old Blue Chair, Alpha, and Wandering Gypsy all offer unique features such as the observation deck on the Shangri-Little, the dutch door on the Old Blue Chair, the floor-to-ceiling garage door in the Alpha, or even the use of live edge wood in the Wandering Gypsy.
FIRESIDE RESORT IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
If you're looking for something slightly larger than the average tiny house on wheels, Fireside Resort may be the answer with its 23 tiny homes built by Wheelhaus. The Fireside Resort offers tiny home living in three different models: the 400 sq.ft. Wedge, the 400 sq.ft. Road Haus, and the 400 sq.ft. Caboose. Each cabin comes equipped with fireplaces, decks, kitchens, and flat-screen televisions, and all are located in proximity to skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and fishing in the summer.
SIMPLE LIFE IN FLAT ROCK, NC
Just thirty minutes from Asheville, NC - western North Carolina's cultural hub - Simple Life offers both cottages and tiny houses on wheels for rent by owners and WNC Mountain Rentals. All rentals include basic amenities as well as outfitted kitchens, modern bathrooms, private bedrooms (in the cabins only), Wifi availability, and more!
TINY HOTEL GETAWAY IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Brand new for 2019, this pop-up, tiny house hotel in the shadow of Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indy! Featuring four tiny houses for rent by the night, the Tiny Hotel Getaway is a Try It Tiny enterprise and is sure to offer a unique Hoosiers experience! For more information or to book your stay visit www.tryittiny.com/Indy