Find yourself getting weighed down by the big city? If you’re wondering what all the hype is for tiny living, try it on for size on your next vacation. The tiny house movement encourages people to live simply in smaller, more efficient homes. People are jumping on the bandwagon for reasons like environmental benefits, cost savings and the desire for more time and freedom. Here are nine tiny vacation homes that’ll give you a taste for downsizing:
The Little Wigwam
Relax and unwind in this unique wooden pod set in a walled garden on the grounds of Riddlesworth Hall Estate. The estate near Norfolk was once a nursery and international study center founded by Princess Diana. Today, it’s an oasis of peace and tranquility for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
On the shores of Loch Hosta, this turf-roofed cabin features panoramic views that’ll calm the soul. It’s the perfect spot for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, as Loch Hosta is one of the best for fishing on the island and welcomes visiting birds from golden eagles to corncrakes.
Seclusion in the Cambrian Mountains
This French-style Shepard’s hut sits in a secluded vacation spot on the Llethrau Estate in the Cambrian Mountains. You’ll take in unbroken views of lush greenery and rolling hills over the valley below and moorland beyond. Alongside the tiny home, you’ll also have use of on-site facilities, including an internet café, laundry and sprawling grounds.
Solace on a Sheep Farm
Lovingly built by the owner’s two hands, this quirky Shepard’s hut sits on a 200-acre sheep farm on the Durham/Northumberland border. The rolling countryside is the picture of tranquility, and you’ll find footpaths and cycle routes nearby for exploring.
Hut in the Pastures
This lush little hut in the Yorkshire Wolds isn’t too small for its own hot tub. Enjoy smaller quarters without sacrificing luxuries. Wake up in the morning to an al-fresco style continental breakfast while surrounded by open pastureland. Or opt for the full English breakfast, which includes fresh eggs courtesy of the owners’ chickens.
Simple Countryside Living
This cozy little rental sits in a field with far reaching views towards Minehead and the surrounding countryside. Outside, there’s a garden and a fire pit perfect for enjoying an evening staring at the stars. The tiny home in the country is located within the Exmoor National Park boundaries, so there’s no shortage of stunning scenery.
Farmland Shepard’s Hut
This tiny rental home in Shropshire sits on a working farm that dates back to the 1600s. It’s located within the farm’s valley gardens at the foot of Wrenkin Hill, an area often referred to as “little Switzerland” for its gorgeous and tranquil panoramic views.
Tiny Lakeside Cabin
This little holiday cabin is located on the edge of a carp lake on the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire border. Enjoy on-site fishing in this peaceful retreat or head on over to nearby Shaftesbury, a small market town with a history dating back to the Anglo Saxon times.
Railway Carriage Car
Located on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway trackbed, this converted guard’s van is a unique hideaway. It’s surrounded by country lanes and farmland, offering serene rolling views. The village of Debenham is only four miles away, with shops, pubs and cafes, and the Mid Suffolk Railway Museum is within a short walk.
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