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This little Bali style cottage in Captain, Cook, Hawaii is just awesome. It’s at Kealakekua Bay and is nestled under a large beautiful ficus tree in the peaceful and historic Napoopoo Village and it’s about a minute walk to Manini Beach Park.
The cabin is built with reclaimed bali teak panels and uniquely decorated with antiques and surfboards all over the ceilings. And I like the outdoor kitchen, too. I absolutely love it just as it is, how about you?
For more info/pics and booking info click here.
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This is what I’m talking about! I absolutely LOVE tiny homes like this. Tiny house design on a foundation… Perfect for full-time living. In my opinion, this is what we need more of. The first level is just 200 sq. ft. of space inside then you have the covered porch space and upstairs sleeping lofts.
Sure, the kitchen isn’t really the best but there’s still a refrigerator and microwave just like in a hotel. If it were my cabin I’d make some adjustments there since I like to cook at home. The bathroom is perfect and the couch in the living area pulls out and turns into another bed you can use.
For more info, photos, availability and booking click here.
What would you add or change to make it your full-time tiny home for mortgage-free simple living?
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I love the wrap around balcony in this micro cabin treehouse in Cave Junction, OR that hovers over the woods. Can you imagine being a kid and getting to stay here? I would never have forgotten it! When you go in, there are two separate lofts with full beds above the main living area.
The way the bathroom is just part of the living space is a little strange to me. I guess I’d rather have an outhouse and a micro kitchen than the toilet in the living room but still good. And there is a folding partition for privacy when it’s in use or if you just don’t want to look at it!
The listing says there’s a refrigerator and hot water pot but you’re not supposed to cook up there so on the property they have a main house where you can cook. More info here.
Check availability, rates, book your stay here, see more photos and learn more about this treehouse.
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“The Pocket House is a brand new structure (2010) designed by Jason Swift and Wendy Turner of Swift Architecture that beautifully blends modern Scandinavian aesthetic with sustainable Pacific Northwest sensibility. The result is an inviting 435 square-foot space, one bedroom home with a fully functional kitchenette, separate sleeping loft and a private garden space.” (source)
Check availability, learn more and reserve your stay here.
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This 900 square foot steel and stone house actually packs two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is located in the city of Taos, New Mexico. That’s pretty good use of space considering it’s just 900 sq. ft. and there are no lofts.
One of the rooms has a murphy bed which is great because you can put the bed up and the room doubles as an open office with great views.
Inside the vaulted ceilings are up to 10′ high with large windows to let in the sun and give you great views of the surrounding forest.
The woodwork and cabinets inside are all custom built and in the kitchen you’ll find some really nice black granite countertops.
It’s very well insulated to help make it easy and efficient to cool. Plus the appliances, heating and water systems are also very efficient.
Nearby you can find a beautiful stone deck with a hot tub. And in the rear you’ll find a BBQ grill on the deck. And I almost forgot to mention.. There’s a river back there you can fish from that’s so close you can almost do it from the deck . 🙂
This is a vacation rental in Taos, New Mexico so if you’re interested you can look up the rates right here. For more info and photos click here.
What did you like best about this 900 SF modern/rustic eco cabin? For me it’s the general great use of space. I like how the kitchen is spacious, usable and has lots of cabinets because I like cooking at home. I also like how the living room is relatively small. I don’t like oversized living areas because I think they’re a waste of space. How about you?
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This tiny modern cabin in Australia is great because it brings the nature that outside in. And who wouldn’t appreciate that? It was designed by architect, David Luck, as a weekend spot to relax and recharge in Red Hill.
The structure comprises of internal pods that make up the entire cabin. There’s a ‘pod’ for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living areas.
My favorite part is that each area of the home can be opened up to the outside which allows the breeze to come in and also make you feel like you’re outside while you’re still inside. What do you like best about this tiny modern home? And if you were to guess the square footage, what would it be?
If you want to book a vacation here you can! Rates are available here.
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This solar powered house in Spain is elevated from the ground and has a direct view of the Atlantic ocean where you can enjoy amazing sunsets. I can just see the sky shows reflecting on the water right from inside or outside on the deck which wraps around the home.
Another interest part is that the house is on a wind farm and is on the property of the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies in Montaña Pelada which is a nature park in Spain. According to this article, the home is CO2 neutral and delicately designed and perfected for the climate in the area.
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Rates and information in case you’re interested in staying here are available here.
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This property has a total of 4 of these pre-fab modern cabins on the property. Each has been designed and built with “green” in mind since they wanted to have as little impact as possible on the environment there in Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile.
They call them Eco Cabanas. And each one utilizes solar power and strategic positioning and design to be as sustainable as possible. Each cabin has two bedrooms and is spacious enough to sleep 6 people. Inside you’ll find a full kitchen, dining area, living room, bathrooms and of course the wonderful front porch areas with hammocks to enjoy the outdoors.
I can totally see myself living happily in one of these within a community or all on our own in our own piece of land off the grid especially since they’re just big enough to raise a family in. How about you?
Unfortunately I couldn’t find interior square footage or exterior dimensions information. What would you guess them to be? Please share in the comments along with what you liked most about these modern cabins in Chile.
By the way if you’re interested you can actually try one of these out on your next vacation. Rates are available here. More photos and info here.
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This crab house in Spain simply amazes me so I had to share it with you. It’s definitely not something most people can afford, it doesn’t fall into the tiny category, but I thought you’d appreciate it anyway.
It gets power from solar panels and wind turbines nearby. And everything about it is unique. Its shape, walls, roof, interior design and patio. I just appreciate how much thought was put into the home.
Wind gusts are able to just flow right over the structure with ease. The patio is private. And the entire home is very functional and would be a pleasure to share with family and friends.
It’s a 3-bedroom home called The Crab House and is available as a vacation rental in Tenerife, Spain.
Rates are available here.
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Growing up I always had a weird appreciation for warehouse conversions. In fact, I remember saying to one of my best friends how I was going to buy and convert a warehouse into my own unique home one day when I grew up. Not exactly tiny, I know, but still unique, interesting, beautiful, functional and different.
Tiny isn’t the only sort of house I like.. I seem to appreciate all sorts of alternative housing. How about you? This one is a two bedroom warehouse with two levels.
“The Daisy House is one of Subiaco’s most unique properties, being designed and hand built by award winning Perth architect Brian Klopper in 1978.” (source)
What did you like best about this warehouse conversion? Personally I’d love to live in something like this because I like how it has small space design ideas implemented into a more spacious structure. I think it’s so cool for a family. So much better than a cookie cutter McMansion.
Rent this warehouse converted house in Washington here.
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I love Airstreams because they’re such a great example of what you can do with something that already exists. But not only that, if you’re like me and you like to travel on the road, this is a much better option for you than building a stick built house on a trailer because of weight and aerodynamics.
But this particular Airstream doesn’t usually go anywhere. It sits in the backyard of a home in Ashland, Oregon and is available as a vacation rental. So I’m not sure that they’ll let you tow and go with it!
Rent this Airstream here.
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“This sweet little house is a fantastic retreat in southeast Portland, located between Mt. Tabor Park and the Hawthorne business district. At 440 sf, it’s slightly larger than the typical “tiny” house, and has lots of fun/green design features to keep you intrigued and entertained.” (source)
Wanna stay here? Get more information, photos, check availability and book here.
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I thought you’d also really enjoy this surprisingly luxurious train caboose to cabin conversion with private deck in the Santa Monica Mountains. It even has a California King sized bed inside along with a private bathroom with shower, refrigerator, coffee maker, and more… Yes. It’s one of those vacation rentals that are out there (there are so many!!). I just thought, wow, what a great example of what you can do with something that’s old and unused. I would really enjoy living in something like this, how about you?
More info, rates and photos available here in case you want to book a stay there to try it out.
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These unique shipping container apartments were created by a celebrity chef/entrepreneur named Alejandra Dellepiane.
It’s a hotel in José Ignacio, Uruguay made completely of shipping containers. This is the first hotel of its kind in the country.
Outside you’ll find wooden decks, flower gardens, firepit, jacuzzi and grill. The structures are surrounded by a forest of pine trees and you’re really close to the beach.
Solar panels heat your water and LEDs light everything up for you while you’re there.
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I think these tiny bungalows are great except for the fact that they’re set up as little hotel rooms instead of self sufficient livable cabins. I’d make one simple change to them… And that’s add a micro kitchen / kitchenette! Then I’d feel as if I can actually live in one full time. Either way I thought they were a great example of a small space and the kind of craftsmanship you can model after when designing and building a small space of your own. In this case it’s the style of Costa Rica. These bungalows are a part of a bed and breakfast near the beach in Cahuita, Costa Rica. And you’re literally on the coast of the Caribbean Sea and next door to Cahuita National Park. Rate info is here.
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I’ve always wanted to try living in a yurt even if it’s just for a short period of time. It’s like this mash up between camping in a tent and staying in a cabin. Especially these not so modernized versions here in Portugal. There are two Turkic Yurts on the property and they each have their own private outside showers with bathrooms. They each sit on elevated platforms and there are trees all around to keep you shaded and cool.
More info on these are available here in case you want to rent one for vacation.
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“This secluded one-bedroom cabin, located minutes away from the south entrance to Yosemite, overlooks a forested meadow of wild flowers and native trees – and the occasional deer.” (source)
You can rent this cabin for your next vacation, if you’re interested in that click here.
What do you like best about this tiny modern cabin? If you want, share in the comments below, we’d all love to hear it. For me it’s the clean, modern look and feel of the wood throughout.
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Although I absolutely love this house because of it’s uniqueness I had a little trouble sharing it here because I really don’t think it’s small. After all, it’s a 4-bedroom house! But then I thought, alright… For a 4-bedroom house it is small. And I do think there was a lot of thought put into it so I consider it a smart house. And if it’s occupied and used it can still be efficient living so I decided I’d still share it with you and I hope you can appreciate it, too.
“The concept of the house comes from the interaction of the architecture with the trade winds. The blocks of stone protect us from the wind but at the same time they form an alliance with him to create a microclimate. The pumice stone and the open sky surround you. The value of the house lies in the simplicity and austerity of its materials and the layout. The common spaces invite you to get together as much inside as outside. The patio supplies the rooms with fresh air, providing an oasis of tranquillity where a lemon tree will give you shade from the afternoon sun.” (source)
The home is available as a vacation rental so you can find more info and rates here.
What do you like best about this almost indestructible stone home?
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It always makes me happy to see people making the best out of something that already exists and this 800 sq. ft. 1917 humble cabin is a perfect example of that. It has been left completely unchanged besides required maintenance and restoration which is really rare. It’s built from all redwood in a village called Inverness in California which is between Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Park.
The half doors are still there, so are the glass windows, open fireplace and original redwood planking. The cabin has an enclosed sleeping porch with 2 single beds and a master bedroom. There’s one bathroom with a shower inside but there’s also an outdoor shower available on the property. Learn more here. It’s available as a vacation rental. Check rates here.
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This small log cabin is the epitome of American simple living. To me, it’s iconic. The most basic form of shelter that expresses American culture in the form of rustic beauty and simplicity. I just love it. And to me there’s no better way to spend quality time with friends and family than in a log cabin like this one. And it would be even better to call something like this home… Home for a lifetime. This particular cabin is on a twenty acre piece of property in the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite and is “sisters” with this A-frame cabin and this one. All of which are available for vacation rentals.
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