By Angelica Bottaro

The tiny home obsession came on strong in the last few years. After all, they’re often gorgeous, decked out with the most beautiful finishes, and in a world where soaring house prices make it next to impossible to own a home, they’re often the next best thing. We already live in small condos as it is, so space isn’t an issue.

But what if you don’t want to live in one all the time? You can still enjoy the beauty of minimalistic living by choosing a tiny home as your accommodation on your next getaway. Beats a stuffy hotel, doesn’t it?

We All Deserve A Break

This pandemic has made it hard for literally everyone on the planet to enjoy their lives. We live with constant stress, wondering what’s going to happen next. The entire world has been affected. That’s a lot of overly stressed individuals just trying to navigate a life none of us ever expected to have to live. Enter the tiny home getaway!

Since many of us have either lost our jobs or suffered from financial uncertainty due to closures, affordability is a key factor when it comes to getting away for a little R&R. The good news is that tiny home accommodation options are seriously cheap. Like, “I can’t believe that’s all it’s going to cost” cheap. The Ouandam Tiny House rental in Thailand on Airbnb offers a unique and charming stay for less than $60 USD a night! 

We Can’t Really Travel Anywhere Else Right Now

For those who have the travel itch pretty much all the time, having to sit on the sidelines while this pandemic unfolds is nothing short of devastating. Not being able to travel when your whole life revolved around it prior to COVID can be seriously stressful. But just because it’s not particularly safe to jet-set across the world right now doesn’t mean you have to hang up your travel shoes altogether.

Tiny homes can make for interesting vacations. There are so many different options to choose from, and it’s likely you’ll be able to find a cute rental place a short drive away from where you live. 

They’re Eco-friendly, And That’s Always A Plus

Forget about expanding your carbon footprint with expensive plane tickets and lavish hotel rooms. There’s a better way to vacation, and that’s in a tiny eco-friendly home. The micro-living aesthetic of these types of homes means that you’ll be using less energy, producing less emissions, and enjoying the great outdoors all at the same time. It was found that people who moved into tiny homes permanently were able to reduce their energy consumption by a whopping 45%. Now, you may not be staying at your tiny house getaway forever, but being a part of the climate solution will feel good, even if it’s only for the weekend.  

They Are Often In The Best Places

Avoiding crowded areas like city cores is pretty important right now. After all, you can’t exactly social distance in an area that’s full of people. Tiny house getaways provide an entirely new method of social distancing because they are often in the middle of nowhere. Even tiny home resorts are spread out enough that you can stay away from other guests the entire time you’re there.

But not all tiny house vacations have to take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take, for example, the tiny home getaway at 77 Ayer Rajah Crescent in Singapore. It’s a modern and sleek shipping container that rents for $140 USD a night. The best part is its location. You can feel the seclusion and simplicity of this style of living just a short walk from the MRT train station. 

You Don’t Have To Sacrifice On Luxury

For a true touch of luxury in the middle of Mother Nature’s best features, the Tree House located just outside of Dalat, Vietnam is the place for you. The Tree House has everything—beauty, seclusion, a simple aesthetic—it’s the perfect place to get away from the crazy life we’ve all been forced to live this year. This unique accommodation is also close to the city, so if you need a break from the peace and quiet, you can take a day trip for some more lively excitement. Who wouldn’t jump at a chance to stay there?

The tiny home getaway is something we should all be considering because of the craziness life is bringing us right now. We need to get back to the calming serenity that being one with nature can provide. We need to get back to the simple pleasures and places that inspire us with gratitude. We need to breathe. And where better to do that than in a tiny house in the middle of nowhere?