As liberating as travel can be, it also routinely comes with a catch: It's expensive. It takes quite a bit of cash to appease the thrills of wanderlust, and that often makes the difference between checking a destination off your bucket list or staying somewhere more familiar. But renting a tiny home on Airbnb can make it possible: Not only can these contained living spaces fit most of the necessary amenities into small square footage, but they can also accommodate small budgets when every dollar counts.
If you're thinking that tiny homes are more concerned with covering utilities than making room for luxuries, then think again. We found 13 tiny homes on Airbnb that are far from boring—in fact, some even feature full kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. And aside from other perks (like ping pong tables or hot tubs), these Airbnbs can also be found throughout the world. From New Zealand to Mexico, California, Italy, and more, these unique spots will inspire wanderlust. Now that you know travel won't necessarily break the bank, it's time to explore the best destinations.
Keep scrolling to browse our favorite tiny homes on Airbnb, and get ready to plan your net getaway.
Converted Shipping Container in England
Set in the English countryside on a private meadow, this shipping container Airbnb maximizes its indoor space so you can focus on the beautiful natural surroundings. A king bed and sofa bed have outdoor views, and a full kitchen comes with copper accents and a Nespresso machine. There's also a private patio with a cozy outdoor sofa overlooking the 10-acre meadow.
Casa Tiny in Puerto Escondido, Mexico
This tiny house also embraces its natural surroundings, only this time from a private beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. A clean concrete frame and oversized wooden shutters are all that categorize this modern escape—but considering that the shutters are blissfully open to the outdoors, there isn't much of a need for more. Along with being steps to your private beach, a private pool and a cozy hammock are also nearby.
Shipping Container Retreat in Kangarilla, South Australia
Located in South Australia near a national park and wineries, this minimalist tiny home styles a shipping container with floor-to-ceiling wood hues and neutral accents. Like other outdoor-focused Airbnbs, this gives the open space beyond the few doors a chance to shine through. A full bathroom, kitchen, and living room make the space completely functional and stylish at the same time.
The Cedar House in Charleston, SC
Designed to honor the tree it sits underneath with its many cedar accents, this tiny house in Charleston, SC has a full kitchen, an outdoor space, and a separate bedroom that's perfect for a weekend away. Its bright white design helps the small space feel open and airy, while modern appliances and furnishings make it as comfortable as home. The stay also includes two bicycles, a hammock, and a cooler to make the most of the outdoors.
The Glass House in Marlboro, NY
Plan ahead if you want to visit this tiny house retreat in the Hudson Valley, because it's a popular destination featured in The New York Times and on The Today Show. Dubbed "The Glass House" thanks to its walls of windows that open to scenes of rolling vineyards, this Airbnb also features a queen-sized bed, a stainless steel kitchen, and WiFi (just in case you want to share photos with friends). Our favorite part: In New York's wine country, you'll be astounded by the star views at night that are almost too good to be true when you're just 90 minutes from New York City.
Modern Tiny House in Atlanta, GA
Set within walking distance to public transportation and enclosed in a completely private yard, this high-end tiny home in Atlanta has everything you need to relax in style and still take a trip to the city. The modern farmhouse aesthetic brings in plenty of natural light, sleeps four, and is steps from a ping pong table and fire pit. While you'll never want to leave this gorgeous space, you'll only be steps from popular restaurants and destinations in Georgia's largest city.
Stillwater House in Waco, TX
Consider this tiny home approved by Joanna Gaines, since it was recently featured in the pages of Magnolia Journal. It's easy to see why: The tiny home's rustic wood exterior and custom tile shower come with a rooftop deck and a queen-sized bed. Since it's set in Waco, you won't be far from Magnolia Market.
C-Can on the Water in British Columbia, Canada
It would be impossible to replicate this view of Shannon Falls from a typical hotel room, and that's why this tiny house near Vancouver, British Columbia is so appealing. Its private deck overlooks the water, and the rental comes with paddleboards and canoes. Nestled between extravagant mountain views, lush plant life, and the river, this space makes going on vacation a no-brainer.
Studio Seventy Four in Wellington, New Zealand
Explore Wellington, New Zealand from this architecturally designed tiny home. The home itself has room for four people to spread out and enjoy a bathtub, hot tub, and outdoor grill, but the landscape is undeniably its best attribute. Views of the city, mountains, and water all extend beyond the private open space.
Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin in Twentynine Palms, CA
Architect Malek Alqadi designed this unconventional cabin in the Southern California desert, and it has enough room to sleep six. A full kitchen and bathroom coincide with a living area and dining space, and two bedrooms share access to a backyard with a hammock. If you need more entertainment beyond stargazing, you'll also have WiFi and television—but we promise this destination is perfect for a no-technology trip.
Kiwi Chalet in Lake Hayes, Otago, New Zealand
Located in a rural part of New Zealand and designed for a couple's quiet escape, this tiny house is perfect for those who like to spend time outdoors. It's close to walking and cycling trails (as well as ski areas and golf courses), and features a queen bed, WiFi, and air conditioning when it's time to take it easy. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll want to make this space your home forever.
Cottage in Tuscany, Italy
Get acquainted with Tuscany from the comforts of this tiny house, which has a full kitchen and bathroom alongside a private bedroom with a queen bed. Its wood ceilings, Italian villa-inspired architecture, and updated appliances seamlessly blend modern and rustic styles. Sip wine from a seat on the outdoor patio, and cook like an Italian when it's time for dinner—the host can supply ingredients.
Cowboy Cabin in Paso Robles, CA
Dive into California's wine country at this stunning cabin in Paso Robles. Constructed with local trees and repurposed wine barrels from the family vineyard, this Airbnb is authentically Californian. Kick back in the hot tub for a relaxing night in, or get the full farmhouse experience by feeding the goats on the property. Built adjacent to the host's Vineyard View Cabin, this space even allows for group trips renting both cabins if you plan to travel with friends.