Thinking of downsizing from your McMansion? Those over-the-top mega homes are so pre-2008. Now, tiny houses are all the rage.
If you're thinking about getting in on the movement but aren't sure if miniature is made for you, why not try out a tiny rental home?
HomeAway has shared with ABC News a few of its favorites. Click through the next few pages to see these amazing mini-homes.
This one-bed, one-bath, tiny Texas house is a "beautiful Victorian cottage custom made from period reclaimed building materials." The listing calls the home a "work of art" and the attention to detail "astounding." The cottage features vintage stained-glass windows, antique wood floors and trim. Climb the ladder to the sleeping loft and king-size bed and enjoy a soak in the porcelain tub and shower.
This one-bed, one-bath home located just minutes from the slopes and Grand Teton National Park sleeps four people and is part of Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole’s first "nature lodging experience."
|Point Roberts, Washington, from $89 per night|
This 8-foot-6-by-20-foot tiny house on wheels has one bedroom and sleeps two people. It has a sleeping loft, a sofa bed and a full kitchen.
Situated next to a large pond on 52 acres of redwoods and trails, this tiny house sleeps two in a queen-size loft bed accessed by a ladder. It's a traditional stud frame structures on wheels and less than 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg, California. The front porch looks out over the half-acre pond and a picnic table, barbecue and hammock are close by.
This tiny house sleeps four and is available for monthly rental only. Located in the Baldwin Park Historic District, this tiny house is very private with its own patio and lush landscaping.
This one-bed, one-bath home in Hampshire, England, has two sofas that convert into a double or two single beds, a kitchenette, a shower room/toilet, underfloor heating and a TV/DVD/music center. It looks like a rustic boat from the outside, but the interior is white and modern with "all you need for a pleasant, comfortable stay."
This "brand-new cozy cottage" sleeps four and is a few blocks from the historic Mississippi district. Detached from the main residence in the garden, the home has a full bedroom with queen-sized bed; a full bathroom with a tub and small laundry area; a full kitchenette with a large under-counter refrigerator, cook-top, convection microwave, and dishwasher; a convertible living room space with a built-in dinette that can function as dining table, work space, sofa or even an additional queen-sized bed.
Wood Cliff Cabin, as this tiny house is called, sleeps two people. Its listing calls it a "secluded four-season retreat, a small hand-built haven providing luxurious beauty and alternative energy, perched on a cliff, 80 feet above a mountain stream." It has a queen loft bed, fully equipped kitchen and deck. The bath house is adjacent and has a sauna, shower and composting toilet.
This Victorian cottage with bistro kitchen sleeps two to four people in one bedroom plus one convertible bed. The "charming" Victorian porch greets guests who enter this "fully-remodeled 1909 darling cottage with Parisian apartment-inspired decor."
|Portland, Oregon, from $130 per night|
This one-bedroom hotel with sleeping loft is blocks from Portland's historic Mississippi neighborhood and the Alberta Arts District. Called "the Pocket House," the listing calls it "a stylish and eco-friendly alternative to the downtown hotel or airport inn."