So, Micro Week has piqued your interests in tiny living, but, you're not quite ready to commit. That's understandable. Deciding to live in a 300 sq. ft. (or smaller) space isn't the kind of thing you want to rush into. So here's an idea: why not do a short-term rental to see how you like it? Thanks to places like Airbnb, there are tons of tiny home or micr-living rentals available all throughout the year. Why not take one for a test-drive? See if the idea of living in a house so tiny that the bathtub rests under a door in the floor works in reality. We've gone ahead and picked out some of the most unique and intriguing cottage and cabin options in Seattle and elsewhere in Western Washington. Take a look and find out if there's a fit. Literally.
It actually costs more to stay here nightly ($79) than there are square-feet (68). But there's an amazing amount of things stuffed into that teeny, tiny space. The guesthouse can actually sleep three (we swear!) and includes a teeny tiny full bath (toilet, sink, shower) as well as a secret bathtub beneath the floor. Yes, a bathtub under the floor. Admit it, that sold you...
This private, quiet and comfortable spot is perfect for a couple. Built with cherry hardwood floors and an oak bed frame, the cabin is well-insulated and quiet. A great way to find out if the tiny living lifestyle is for you.
If you like the idea of the tiny rental but want something a bit more traditional, this 320 sq. ft. cottage might be in order. Set back off the street, it's quiet and relaxing. Inside, the big bed provides a centerpiece and cozy fireplace keeps everything warm.
Want something a bit more modern? How about a 250 sq. ft. studio in Columbia City modeled after a contemporary hotel room and loft studio with its modern design, high ceiling, contemporary finishes, and lots of natural light? Inside you'll find a queen bed with fluffy pillows and blankets, butcher block counters and desk, ceiling fan, microwave, flat screen TV, WiFi, and a Keurig beverage system and small refrigerator--both with complimentary drinks and snacks.
This quaint, custom-built cabin is located on a working dairy farm and dairy with cows, chickens, ducks and a large garden. Not only can you enjoy a relaxing stay on Vashon Island but the hosts also offer classes on things such as animal milking, making your own cheese and other farm activities.
Finally, if you want to check out Olympia, there might not be a better place to stay then in this tiny house custom-built by the owner. The home gets peek-a-boo views of the Puget Sound, nestled between fruit trees and surrounded by a lush garden and tall fir trees. You can enjoy a campfire at the private upper fire ring or take the private trail down to the beach to use a shared fire ring.
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