The next big thing in travel is keeping your space small.
People are nuts about tiny houses—they’re environmentally conscious, they’re twee and they’re even portable. Tiny houses have become a front for minimalist lifestyles, and these compact spaces are making a big impression in the travel sphere.
A number of tiny house hotels have popped up within the past few years, suiting those who want to take the tiny lifestyle for a test run or folks who just want to get in on the gimmick. Travel is all about embracing new experiences, so why not try a tiny?
Flip through the gallery above to check out these tiny house hotels all around the country.
1. Caravan, Portland, Oregon. 2. Getaway. 3. The Hideaway Ramona, Ramona, California. 4. Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, Montana. 5. Venice Beach Eco-Cottages, Los Angeles, California. 6. Mt. Hood Tiny House Village, Welches, Oregon. 7. WeeCasa, Lyons, Colorado.
Sarra Sedghi is Paste Food’s Assistant Editor. She can usually be found arguing about mayonnaise on Twitter.
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Opened in Portland's Alberta Arts Distract (of course it's Portland) in 2013, Caravan boasts the title of the nation's first tiny house hotel and features six eclectic little havens. Caravan also rents characterized teardrop trailers to anyone who wants to add a dose of cuteness to their camping trip.
Photo courtesy of Caravan
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Getaway, a startup fostered by Harvard's Millennial Housing Lab offers a selection of isolated cabins in southern New Hampshire and upstate New York. They'll even keep the location secret to negate the stress of vacation planning and truly let you get off the grid.
Photo courtesy of Getaway
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Upgrade your tiny trip or monumental event and stay on a tiny farm at Ramona, California's The Hideaway Ramona. True to the tiny house's manifesto, the Hideaway Ramona's pint-sized properties are solar powered and generate almost no waste.
Photo courtesy of The Hideaway Ramona
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Located along the Great Northern Railway and a short distance from Glacier National Park, Essex, Montana's Izaak Walton Inn offers a selection of restored cabooses. Try one of the inn's luxury railcars for a first class experience.
Photo courtesy of Izaak Walton Inn
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The one-bedroom properties at the Venice Beach Eco-Cottages run a little larger than the average tiny house, but they still provide a key draw of tiny living: environmentalism. These restored houses are pure as possible, featuring EnergyStar appliances, organic linens and repurposed materials.
Photo courtesy of Venice Beach Eco-Cottages
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Thousand Trails and Encore's Tiny House Village in Welches, Oregon has five tiny houses for rent right inside the Mt. Hood Village. Looking for something a little closer to home? Consider Thousand Trails and Encore's traveling tinies, which are currently road tripping across the U.S.
Photo courtesy of Thousand Trails and Encore
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Lyons, Colorado's WeeCasa is one of the largest tiny house hotels around, with 18 miniature abodes to choose from -- and even more coming next year. Rates range from $139-214 a night, and WeeCasa hosts special events including weddings. To see more of WeeCasa, sign up for a tiny home tour.