Tiny homes are taking over the real estate market – and we're very excited. What these properties lack in floor space, they make up for in ingenious storage solutions and lust-worthy modern decorating ideas.
So if you're inevitably on the lookout for a compact hangout, we've listed the five most note-worthy tiny homes available right now. And of course, if you don’t want to live in a tiny home permanently, there is no reason why you can’t flirt with the idea of a tiny vacation rental. One night in a compact but oh-so-chic home might just change your mind.
The top 5 tiny homes on the market right now
From the sweet South Carolina to the cobbles of Notting Hill, these are our top picks of the moment.
‘The Classic’ Cargo Home, Texas, $133 per night
Magnolia designer Joanna Gaines may have put Waco on the interior map, but this tiny home gives us another reason to fall for Texan style. Nestled amid the verdant woodland north of Waco, this container home epitomizes luxury tiny home living.
The property includes a custom Murphy bed and Tuft & Needle queen size mattres that ensure you will sleep well despite the small square footage. Though, perhaps the pièce de résistance of the property is the spacious rooftop deck that adds an airy twist to the home – and looks beautiful when illuminated by the surrounding LED lights.
The home is currently listed with Vrbo here (opens in new tab).
Home in Tybee Island, Georgia, $960,000
Designed by Jane Coslick, 99 Steps, is one of the most vibrant properties currently listed in Georgia. The ocean hangout sits on the fringe of Tybee beach and boasts views of the Savannah River from the deck. However, while the surrounding exteriors are something to behold, the interiors are equally as beautiful.
The home epitomizes small living room ideas through its open-plan layout, which ensures the home is less focused on size and more focused on nautical style. Its turquoise palette and boldly-toned accessories stand as an apt focal point whilst the space uses a discreetly colored storage system to store possessions around the home.
The property is listed with Lavinia Strong & Carolyn Ezelle of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty (opens in new tab).
Converted boat near Cambridge, £161/ approximately $221 per night
In 1945, this tiny home was a boat named the Anthony Stevenson, which sailed out of Penzance (over 370 miles south of its resting place near Cambridge). Seventy-seven years later, however, this historic ship is now a vacation retreat that combines its heritage with contemporary interior design trends (opens in new tab).
The boat’s interior complements the beautiful oak beams and larch planking, but the nod to its nautical past doesn’t end there. Instead, the boat features a large deck made of reclaimed sleepers that is designed to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living – without the seasickness.
You can rent this boat via Airbnb (opens in new tab) now.
The Cedar House, South Carolina, $133 per night
Designers draw inspiration from all corners of the world, but the individuals behind this tiny property pulled their creativity from something a little closer to home: the adjoining cedar tree. According to the listing agents, the house ‘ tries really hard to be as wonderful as the cedar tree it sits next to’, but we would argue that it’s even more wonderful.
The wooden hangout exhibits a flowing contrastable palette through its chocolate-toned floors and pure-white soft furnishings – and it’s enough to reset paint ideas (opens in new tab) worldwide. There is also a hammock outside because, of course, there’s only one way to enjoy the Palmetto State.
You can view this property on Vrbo (opens in new tab) now.
Notting Hill, London, £600,000
This pastel jewel that is (in many parts) smaller than a London bus width-wise is already a Livingetc-favorite. And all for a good reason. This urban retreat is a trove of interior design ideas, including a white-hued invisible kitchen and art-filled living space that introduces a sense of Scandinavia to the English capital.
With its large sash windows and curated fixtures that drench the property in space-enhancing light and make the narrow space feels deceptively airy.
The Bermuda home, Florida, $103 per night
Florida is renowned for its tropical flair, and if you’re visiting for a slice of this tropic, the Bermuda home will not disappoint. While the compact rental is small, it is stylish and spacious (and comfortably sleeps three adults).
Situated on the fringe of a turquoise Orlando lake, the home pays tribute to aquatic color trends with its bold blue palette. However, beyond its four walls, the home offers free kayaks and paddleboard rentals to enjoy the lakes that put the state on the map. This is a water-side retreat every designer needs to know about.
You can discover more via Vrbo (opens in new tab).
Tiny home, Texas, $90 per night
Texas' tiny home game continues to impress with this colorful property – situated just beyond Houston. The home has a lust-worthy tiled shower area alongside a fashionable living space that has reset the bar for small living room ideas far beyond the city.
The home also showcases a daring yellow scheme that is a (not so subtle) reminder that small spaces need not shy away from color. Instead, it's quite the opposite.
You can also reserve this home (opens in new tab) on Vrbo now.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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