If you were waiting for 2020 to take those long-awaited and well-deserved vacations, we have good news, the time has come to enjoy them! However, if you have not decided on the place to visit and much less where you will stay, do not worry that we will give you some very cozy and special options. Discover in this list what are the best small rental houses in which you will have an unforgettable vacation.
That they are small houses does not mean that you do not have space, but rather, it is used to the fullest, with beds that rise or stairs that serve as storage. They usually have features designed so that staying in a small rental home does not pose a problem.
Note: prices may, of course, vary over time, especially in Airbnb listings. However, we will be attentive to keep prices as up-to-date as possible. So be sure to check the links for the latest price.
Located in the picturesque city of Valais, this Swiss cottage offers stunning views. Although it looks like a log cabin from the outside, you will be surprised to know that the interior is made of concrete. First built in 1890, this cabin has maintained its authenticity, even after being remodeled for modern life. The view of the Dent Blanche mountain is reason enough to want to live in this place in the long term.
As if it were a construction of The Lord of the Rings, Silo Studio Cottage, in Tyringham, Massachusetts, is a charming two-story cabin, big enough for two people. On the first floor are the bathroom, the living room and the kitchen all in one. A black spiral staircase leads to the bedroom, which has a unique 35-foot high ceiling.
It may seem like a small, ordinary house in the heart of Portland, Oregn, but what lies beneath – literally – is a mechanism that rotates the house 359 degrees. The facade has two large windows that can point in any direction. The interior is a simple two-story house, with a kitchen on the ground floor and a bedroom on the top. Located in a lush backyard, this small house offers beautiful views around you.
Guests will immediately understand why this little house is called "Mirror House." The 484-square-foot house in South Tyrol, Italy, is surrounded by mirrored glass that reflects a beautiful landscape of apple trees. Contemporary architecture will take your breath away, if the fascinating landscape doesn't do it first. The house, with a bedroom and a bathroom, also includes a large terrace, private garden and swimming pool.
This small-sized house in Tegernsee, Germany, is perfect for two. The house is completely self-sufficient. It has a biological toilet, a system of photovoltaic islands, a green sewage treatment plant and, above all, a manual espresso machine. This accommodation in a sustainable car promises a unique getaway. Wrapped by beautiful mountains, you will want to extend your mini vacation indefinitely.
Not everything is bigger in Texas; For example, this small Austin hotel, which offers six different accommodations, all with less than 300 square feet. Each house has a unique character, but all have modern facilities. This small community of houses convinces you of how comfortable small houses are.
This small mobile home in Seattle is a unique option. The 180 square foot space offers a comfortable attic with beds, an interior fireplace and a pleasantly modern kitchen and bathroom. But the first thing you notice is that the whole house is built with natural wood, inside and out. Even the counters are made with beautiful and polished wood. This gives the house a feeling very similar to that of a cabin, even though it is located in the heart of Seattle. Parking is free when you rent it.
If your dream of enjoying a cozy vacation means getting far, far away, this lonely cabin in the North Carolina Pisgah National Forest may be your dream come true. Hiking trails are, of course, easy to find, and it only takes half an hour to get to Asheville. The interior is quite sparse, but there are some reserves of food and coffee to survive.
Vermont is one of the most popular states in the United States on Airbnb, and for good reason. This small cabin (especially attractive in the autumn months), inspired by Nordic themes, seems rustic but also includes hot water, electricity and heating. Both the barrel-shaped sauna and the toilet are outside, along with a picnic table and a bonfire. It is the perfect place to get away from it all with a loved one … but you will have to live without Wi-Fi. The cottage is located about 30 minutes outside of Montpelier.
Made of sustainable larch wood of local origin, the “Rambleshack” is the smallest of the houses located in Coldingham, Scotland. This small cabin has two folding beds, a shower / bath, and some space on a countertop. Located in a back garden, this small house has an outdoor terrace and a sitting area, and is located just one mile from the ocean.
* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on January 15, 2020.