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It’s fun to fantasize about abandoning 90 percent of your possessions to live in a camper or RV. But for people who just want a taste of tiny living—or just want a cool place to stay in the Emerald City—the Seattle area is full of these little rentals. There’s many a classic or contemporary Airstream (and one of its cousin, the El Rey), plus many other styles to explore. Most even come with a little outdoor space for a full backyard camping experience, and one even has chickens on-site.
If you fall in love with camper living during your stay, there are plenty of wonderful camping trailers for sale out there, including adorable little teardrops. If a trailer of your very own isn’t in the cards, at least share the details of your stay in our Cool Campers, Vans, RVs, and Trailers Facebook group.
1957 El Rey
Airbnb | $69 per night
This 27-foot, Airstream-esque trailer in the neighborhood where Ballard meets Fremont is described by the host as “like a fort for grown-ups.” It’s renovated with its own bathroom and shower inside, and is closer to nightlife than many of the other options, plus, as the listing notes, a recreational cannabis store. Just don’t smoke it inside—the host recommends the hammock in the yard.
2019 Globetrotter Airstream
Airbnb | $100 per night
Looking for small, but a little more modern and luxurious? This 2012 airstream in the Mt. Baker neighborhood has a full kitchen (including a full-size fridge!), and comes stocked with bottled water and toiletries. It has big views of Lake Washington from both its lounge area and the patio around it. This rental sleeps two in a queen bed.
1975 Tradewind Airstream
Airbnb | $59 per night
This little Airstream, located south of Seattle in Burien (which is pretty close to the airport), has the comforts of home with a remodeled, wood-panel interior. Two TVs and two twin beds mean minimal sharing, even in a small space.
1965 Oasis trailer
Airbnb | $70 per night
This little backyard camper trailer is on the tinier side, and features two twin beds and a kitchen in a cabin-like interior. The bathroom and shower are in the main house, and the trailer has a small patio around it with seating and string lights.
2010 Casita Liberty with yurt
VRBO | $76 per night
Add some extra capacity—enough to sleep five—to your glamping vacation on Vashon Island, just a ferry ride away from Seattle proper. This rental includes both a Casita Liberty trailer and a cozy yurt in a woodland setting with a water view.
2019 Airstream Flying Cloud
Airbnb | $75 per night
In the southern Seattle area, this brand-new little airstream sits in a one-acre yard with chickens on the property and friendly dogs running around. The property has plenty of outdoor recreation at hand, but works for heading into the city, too.
Airstream trailer in Queen Anne
Airbnb | $85 per night
This airstream trailer has been set up as a full-on guesthouse, complete with gas oven, sound system, and air conditioning, set up on a large patio with outdoor seating, a freestanding fire pit, and even a tennis court. It sleeps four between the private queen bed and cushy common area.
1985 camping trailer in north Seattle
Airbnb | $50 per night
This vintage trailer is perfect for families of up to four, with a thoughtful remodel that includes built-in full bed and cubby-style bunk beds. The kitchen, while miniature, is fully equipped with a fridge and range, too. It shares yard space with the main house and another rental.