50 Charming Tiny Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb

"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." Since the American Civil War when this song was sung after the day's battles while the troops readied for sleep, the comforting lyrics by American writer John Howard Payne evoked the happiness the family abode could bring, per HistoryNet, no matter how small the space might be. Tiny homes' popularity surged in 2008, according to Outdoor Troop, when the housing market plummeted. The minute residences weren't invented then, but homeowners looking to downsize square footage and costs actively began embracing a smaller-scale life. 

Additionally, the value of simplicity was recorded in 1854 when author Henry David Thoreau published "Walden," a book about his two years living in an 150-square foot cabin surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you long for that type of quiet inspiration in a tiny house, Airbnb offers stays in all types of compact accommodations. Some offer solitude and quiet, and others provide luxury despite the slight expanse. See what strikes your fancy. 

1. Catskill container home

This shipping container home in Saugerties, New York is all about the view, including a 30-foot waterfall just 300 feet away, according to Airbnb. Inside there's a wood stove, a queen-sized sofa bed, and a tiny kitchen. Outside you'll find a yoga platform, a shared sauna, a fire pit, and a hammock.

2. The Phoenix House, Hawaii

Here you'll sleep so close to a volcano that you can sometimes see Pele's Orange Glow, the bright-colored sky supposedly inspired by Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, fire, and lightening. The Phoenix House sits on the Kalapana lava beds next to the Kilauea Volcano, about 20 minutes away from the town of Pāhoa, Hawaii, per Airbnb.

3. The Solargon, Colorado

Nestled in Hotchkiss, Colorado, The Solargon's 350 square feet of octagonal space uses solar design to make the most of the day's light, said Airbnb. Taking elements from Asian yurts and Native American structures, this tiny home contains vaulted ceilings and lots of windows. You'll also get a porch where you can see the West Elk Mountains. 

4. Tiny orchard home in Maryland

This tiny house on wheels lies in a secluded apple orchard in Swanton, Maryland, said Airbnb. You'll slumber in a cozy sleeping nook with a low ceiling, so be prepared to crawl into your bed. Besides a patio with a fire pit and propane grill, there's a hot tub to enjoy.

5. Missouri tiny cottage with lots of amenities

There's space for four in this Park Hills, Missouri tiny cottage, said Airbnb. But the tiny life here offers lots of luxury since the hosts can arrange massages and gourmet meal delivery. The outside beckons you with its hot tub, electric grill, fire pit (hosts provide wood and s'mores fixings), and tree-laden scenery.

6. Tiny fire tower lookout, Idaho

This tiny fire tower lookout near the base of Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho sits 60 feet high on a granite cliff, said Airbnb. Still, the views make the climb worth it. Inside you'll find a nice blend of old-time and current pleasures, plus a hot tub and a telescope.

7. Tiny grain silo house in Iowa

A perfect getaway for four, this reimagined grain silo in Missouri Valley, Iowa, offers relaxation and exercise in the Loess Hills, per Airbnb. The spiral staircase inside is a bit steep, so be prepared. You'll find a full kitchen and bath as well, and an outdoor fire pit.

8. Historic hot spring ranch, Idaho

Double J&D Historic Riverside Hot Spring Ranch in Garden Valley, Idaho, provides a perfect tiny retreat. The two-room studio right on the South Fork Payette River offers a hot spring pool, a waterfall platform, and an assortment of outdoor activities, said Airbnb. Tours and private yoga and mediation are also available. Adults only.

9. Aspen Haus, Ohio

Aspen Haus in New Plymouth, Ohio, lies just 10 minutes from Ash Cave and Hocking Hills State Park. It might be tiny, but this modern cabin features loads of amenities like a hot tub and king-sized bed, according to Airbnb. There's no WiFi and cell service is sketchy so you'll have an opportunity to unplug.

10. Tiny house in Georgia

This tiny house offers a queen bed and a kitchen with all the amenities, according to Airbnb. You'll get three acres to contemplate the scenery, and plenty of spaces to sit outdoors (including a hot tub and a fire pit). When you tire of the view, there are nearby wineries and downtown Dahlonega to explore. 

11. Tiny Tennessee lakeside retreat

This tiny lakeside home is located in Tracy City, Tennessee, said Airbnb. This space really offers the best of both worlds: the lovely outdoors and all the technology you crave. You can unplug around the fire pit, sitting on the porch swing, taking a hike, or by paddling a kayak.

12. Boho Box Hop in Ohio

The Boho Box Hop in Rockbridge, Ohio, uses two intermodal shipping containers to produce its distinct design, according to Airbnb. The outside of the home offers a large deck, gas grill, hot tub, and 18.5 acres to hike through. Inside, there's a fireplace and all the amenities you'll need.

13. California dreaming tiny home

This tiny home in Scotts Valley, California sits near the Santa Cruz boardwalk, according to Airbnb. You'll be minutes away from all sorts of tourist spots, restaurants, shopping, and beaches. Still, the site is full of beauty, including plenty of redwood and oak trees and wildlife like deer, hawks, wild turkeys, and coyotes.

14. Tiny Oklahoma home with a view

Oka Chukka Tiny House in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma has a wraparound porch that overlooks the Quachita Mountains, according to Airbnb. The cabin, located on 5.5 acres, combines modern and vintage furnishings to create a cozy and rustic space. The rental is close to a lake and the town of Clayton.

15. The Water Tower Retreat

You can recharge and reconnect with nature in this tiny Elk, California home, said Airbnb. The Water Tower Retreat sits amid redwoods and is just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and the town. You're completely off the beaten path with no WiFi, phone, or TV, but you can enjoy the sounds of the forest.

16. Tiny Pennsylvania ski retreat

This tiny home in Wellsville, Pennsylvania offers views of the Conewago mountains and a relaxing retreat where you can get away from it all, according to Airbnb. It is within walking distance to Pinchot State Park and about five miles from Ski Roundtop. There are two bikes and two kayaks available for guest use. 

17. The little Lilypad in Ohio

The Lilypad, a tiny home made from a shipping container in Logan, Ohio, is located in the beautiful Hocking Hills, according to Airbnb. Just two minutes from The Famous Old Man's Cave, the home has a gas fireplace, a hot tub, a covered porch and WiFi in a gated property.

18. A tiny Hawaiian treehouse

This cozy Hawaiian treehouse is in an apt location: perched 8 feet in the air amid the tropical jungle of Ohia and Hapu'u, per Airbnb. This eco-friendly home, made with reclaimed materials, is within 20 miles from downtown Hilo and Volcano National Park.

19. A tiny rental in Nashville

The space might by tiny, but you'll have everything you need in this Nashville, Tennessee cozy home, notes Airbnb. From the repurposed vintage cabinets to the claw-foot tub, this tiny house seeks to surprise and delight its guests. At nighttime, enjoy the comfy loft bed or pull-out couch.

20. Rustic tiny house in Portland

This Portland, Oregon home offers a comfortable and rustic charm, according to Airbnb. You'll have your own parking spot, a private gated front patio, and lots of little perks (Tuft & Needle queen-sized mattress in the loft bedroom and a clawfoot tub). The house's furnishings are from reclaimed materials, so you'll be eco-friendly, too.

21. Tiny house rental in Wisconsin woods

This cabin in Fall Creek, Wisconsin allows the forest to surround you with its beauty, yet supplies all the creature comforts, reported Airbnb. Get cozy in a queen bed, with heated blankets. Making meals in this tiny kitchen is easy since you'll have all the basics: electric stove, sink, mini-fridge, and cookware.

22. Topanga Canyon tiny cottage

This Caribbean-themed tiny cottage in Topanga Canyon, California is a perfect getaway for two, according to Airbnb. The lovely property features stone stairways, waterfalls, ponds, a hot tub, and a cedar wood sauna. There are also lots of spaces to lounge and relax.

23. A tiny fairytale house in Massachusetts

If you dream of living in a fairytale tower, this tiny whimsical space in Lee, Massachusetts might fascinate you. Climb into a canopied bed and ponder the view from the giant mill windows as the nearby brook lulls you to sleep, said Airbnb. The four-acre property contains some beautiful gardens, including a lily pond.

24. A tiny aluminum house in Scotland

This unique aluminum tiny home offers 360 degrees views of the Sound of Mull from its wrap-around balcony, per Airbnb. The home contains an upstairs sitting room, with leather armchairs and a wood stove, and fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable first-floor bedroom has a queen-sized bed, next to a full bathroom.

25. A tiny glass house in New Zealand

This tiny glass house provides a stunning view of historic Port Levy Bay in New Zealand, according to Airbnb. Pōhue PurePod is especially designed to offer you access to nature from any point in the space — even the roof is glass.

26. A tiny place in Kingston, New York

This tiny space gives you access to a dock, making the beautiful Esopus Creek part of your stay, per Airbnb. Take a kayak out or enjoy some trout fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors from your fire pit or hot tub. Kingston and the shopping and restaurants it offers, is just minutes away.

27. Cozy tiny rental home in New York State

This little cabin allows you to enjoy the Catskill Mountains and all nature offers, yet still be close to civilization. The nearby towns of Saugerties and Woodstock offer plenty of restaurants and shops if you don't want to cook in the retreat's cozy, but functional kitchen, according to Airbnb.

28. Tiny cabin on a New York farm

There's nothing like a visit on a farm: See all sorts of animals like alpacas, sheep, goats, and chickens while you stay in this tiny space, according to Airbnb. This retreat in the Catskill Mountains lets you relax in a hammock, swim in a pond, or hike around the 14-acre property.

29. Tiny vacation space in St. Augustine, Florida

Creekside Cottage allows couples and single travelers a tiny space to relax in St. Augustine, Florida. You'll stay in a quiet residential area across from Moultrie Creek and about 15 minutes away from downtown and the beach, per Airbnb.

30. Riverside retreat in Alabama

This riverside retreat in Fosters, Alabama sits on a bluff next to the Black Warrior River, according to Airbnb. This is a perfect spot for fishing, especially spotted bass and catfish. There's no Wifi (but cellphone reception is fine), so you can unplug as you watch the barges move up and down the water. 

31. Tiny ranch house in California

This cute 250-square-foot house sits amid a five-acre working ranch in Santee, California. Enjoy the amazing natural lighting, especially from your queen-size bed with its sky light, according to Airbnb. The house, built with reclaimed wood, is eco-friendly and features a compost toilet.

32. Lakefront tiny house in Orlando

Go luxe, even with a tiny house dubbed "The Ritz." Despite its size, the rental can host up to five guests with its two loft bedrooms, said Airbnb. Light is at a premium in this space because of its open floor plan and high ceilings. You can paddleboard, kayak, or fish on the nearby lake.

33. Converted English stable tiny home

Enjoy an English getaway in the country in this one bedroom former stable/art studio. Just 35 miles from London, you can enjoy the nearby pubs and lots of walking paths, said Airbnb. There's an open plan kitchen/lounge area, and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

34. Tiny thatched English cottage

Go back to Shakespearean times with this tiny thatched cottage in Cock Clarks, England. Get a true British experience with a complimentary continental breakfast and five pubs within walking distance, as noted by Airbnb. The private courtyard garden offers an outdoor seating area. The cozy inside is perfect for two people.

35. Tiny house in Marseille, France

This tiny house in Marseille, France offers everything you need, from a sofa bed to a kitchen to a sunny terrace, as per Airbnb. An open floor plan maximizes the space. Wifi and a TV with Netflix keep you entertained when you are not exploring Marseille or the nearby beaches at Cassis.

36. Tiny German haus

You'll find one small bedroom with a queen mattress and bath in this tiny haus in Germany's Brandenburg region, via Airbnb. You're a short walk away from the famous Woltersdorfer tram and the city. For those who prefer nature, you can easily cycle to several lakes (bikes are free of charge). 

37. Live in a tiny barrel house in Munich

This German rental features a little anteroom as a place to hang out, according to Airbnb. The scent of wood makes it cozy. You'll also have access to a BBQ pit and a garden. During harvest time, you can grab currants, apples, and plums from the nearby trees and shrubs.

38. A tiny German villa with a garden

Up to five guests can live in this two-bedroom, 1.5 bath tiny villa in Germany, according to Airbnb. Besides the lovely little garden, you'll have access to Lake Starnberg, which is just a bike ride away (they rent cycles). Two-night minimum required.

39. A Hobbit house in Virginia

Find a bit of the shire in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Hobbit-loving guests (up to four) will find lots of luxury, including surround sound, SiriusXM, DirectTV, WiFi, a tiled shower, a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor grill, fire ring, screened-in porch, and a hot tub, said Airbnb.

40. Tiny New Zealand cabin

This Queenstown, New Zealand cabin offers beautiful lake and mountain views for up to two guests, said Airbnb. The loft bed will keep you warm at night with its electric blanket. There's a small kitchen and bath, and even a slight balcony to sit out on. A wood-burning stove warms you up in the winter.

41. Tiny beach house in Australia

You're so close to the beach in Queensland, Australia that the crashing waves will lull you to sleep, according to Airbnb. Each day is a whirlwind of possibilities: should you visit the beach, the pool, shop on Hastings Street, or hike? The space fits two nicely with its queen-sized bed.

42. Australia's Storm Cottage

Go off-grid with this cottage in New South Wales, Australia, that runs totally from sun power and rain, per Airbnb. Nestled within Cloudland Flower Farm, this tiny space offers tons of amenities, including a well-stocked kitchen, potbelly stove, TVs in the living and bedroom areas, and air conditioning.

43. Tiny house on South African winery

HoneyOak cottage sits on a working wine farm close to Simonsberg Mountain in South Africa, according to Airbnb. You'll find a beautiful garden where you can pick veggies for dinner, a fire pit (free firewood!), and a deck with a jacuzzi. The rental is minutes from central Stellenbosch where you can shop and dine.

44. Romantic tree house-themed tiny house

Nothing is more romantic than a quaint little treehouse-themed rental in Orlando, Florida. This 260-square-foot renovated 1926 carriage house turns the second floor into a magical place, filled with twinkling lights and festoons of greenery, according to Airbnb. Small touches make the space special.

45. Tiny Tennessee country house

This 220-square-foot home in Lyles, Tennessee was built by the owners and offers a rustic, picturesque space to unwind, said Airbnb. There's a comfy sleeping loft accessible by a ladder, small kitchen, bathroom with a composting toilet, fire pit. Low ceiling alert: Both the kitchen and bathroom are just 6' 4" high.

46. A tiny nook in North Carolina

This tiny cabin in Swannanoa, North Carolina offers a place where almost everything is made by hand, per Airbnb. Just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and about half that time to the Blue Ridge Parkway, this little house offers a breakfast alcove, tea and entertainment lofts, and a sleeping area.

47. Tennessee tiny house with rooftop hangout

Come to Maryville, Tennessee and you'll stay in this rustic tiny home with a rooftop patio. The cozy spot houses up to four guests, per Airbnb. The spot is located on two acres, close to a river. Check out the waterfront view from your perch on top.

48. Tiny getaway amid the Redwoods

Stay in this tiny cottage amid the California coastal redwood trees. Enjoy the hot tub and the included self-serve breakfast along with the amazing view, shared Airbnb. This space is more of a studio and the bathroom lies 40 feet away in the main house.

49. Texas villa with rope bridge

This tiny villa in Marble Falls, Texas sits on a ridge overlooking the owner's 100-acre property. The space features modern, minimalist architecture with a Santorini-inspired archway, French doors, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, according to Airbnb. Enjoy taking the rope bridge down to the deck and the cool plunge pool.

50. Area 55 Futuro House, Joshua Tree

Part tiny house, part spaceship, the Area 55 Futuro House in Joshua Tree, California is more than a home; it's a glamping experience, per Airbnb. The space uses mostly solar power so make sure you follow the instructions or you may run out of juice.