Hip East Side Tiny Pad Retreat in Austin

Ever wanted to stay in a tiny house? How about a custom made, one-of-a-kind tiny house with all the amenities of a home, the convenience of a downtown hotel room, the green features you appreciate, and the artistic factor that will make you say WOW?” – Airbnb.com

See more of this Hip East Side Tiny Pad Retreat in Austin. Photos via Airbnb.com. Love the stairs!

Unique Cob Cottage on Mayne Island, BC

Our neighborhood is quite rural and mostly agricultural with several farms and a small private vineyard. We are a ten minute walk from the beach and a twenty minute walk, in the other direction, to a family grocery and deli specializing in local organic produce, as well as galleries, a bookstore, and a spa.” – Airbnb.com

Learn more about this Unique Cob Cottage on Mayne Island. Photos of this vacation rental from Airbnb.com.

320 Square Foot Canadian Chalet

Aside from the compact bathroom, the 320 ft2 (29.7 m2) cabin essentially consists of one open room with only a short partition setting off the sleeping area. The three-piece bathroom, a closet and the kitchen are lined up along the back wall.” – Small House Bliss

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Nick’s Off-Grid Mallorca House – Now Available for Vacations

This house changed my life. A Boho Walkers’ paradise inspired me to write a book, make a film, start a web site. Now you can experience it too. 3 separate buildings, outdoor kitchen, 2 toilets, hot shower – 700m up in mountain. Great Views to sea.” – Nick Rosen

Learn more about renting this Off-Grid House in walkers’ paradise in Sóller. Nick Rosen is the author of the book, Off the Grid. You can find his very popular off-grid website at Off-Grid.net. If you want to learn more about living off-the-grid check out Nick’s Off-Grid YouTube Channel for stories told by off-gridders themselves. If you’re on Facebook you can fine Off-Grid People there too.


Above: Outdoor kitchen. Below: The view.


Above: Inside the second home on the property. The house measures 12’x24′. Below: The exterior of that home.


Above: This is the shepherds hut that Alex transformed into the main house. Below: What the hut looks like now.

Could You, Would You, Try a Gypsy Caravan?

You could stay in the only 1930s steam-roller cabin I have come across while writing about hundreds of the most unique hotels in the world. There is room for two and looks darn cozy. All the cabins, caravans and converted whatnots have full kitchen facilities. Some have mains power while others remain simple and rustic.”  – uniquehotels.com

I first spotted this on Tiny House Swoon…

Learn more about spending the night in the Romany Gypsy Caravan & Showmans Waggon…

Why Buy When You Can First Try? Experience Shipping Container Living in a Seattle Vacation Rental

Before our container began its new life as a guest house in our yard, it trucked pineapples around Hawai’i. Everyone who sees it thinks that it’s pretty amazing…

The Big Yellow container is comfortably nestled in our fenced backyard and is conveniently located between the Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods in Seattle.” – VRBO

Learn more and see inside this Shipping Container Guest House

Riverwood Chalet – A-Frame on the Middle Fork of the New River

Located in Blowing Rock, NC, these homes were constructed in the 70’s as a vacation rental community. Development ended after seven were built, and henceforth known as the Roaring River Chalets, these classic A-Frames sit along the Middle Fork of the New River. Converted to a Planned Urban Development in 2011, units have been renovated and each sold to private owners. We purchased our end unit in February, 2012 as a second home – fulfilling a longtime dream for a mountain retreat.” – Riverwood Chalet

Learn more about the A-Frames on the Middle Fork of the New River

A Matched Pair of Cozy Stone Cottages

Defining the border between Devon and Cornwall, the River Tamar flows through lands that were once part of a vast estate owned by the Duke of Bedford. Perched above the river are two near-identical cottages built in the mid-19th century to house families of workers employed by the estate. Though both were completely derelict when purchased by the current owners, they saw the potential to use the cottages for vacation rentals. Local craftsmen rebuilt the original stone walls, installed new slate roofs, and created modern living spaces inside. The reborn cottages were named Little Gillyflower and Little Otterling.” – Small House Bliss

See and read more about thisMatched Pair of Cozy Stone Cottages