- Rose Kennedy For the AJC
Cozy, manageable, inexpensive and unofficially usually under 500 square feet, tiny homes are ever-so-appealing.
If you are a diehard fan of TV series like HGTV's “Tiny House Hunters” but still not ready to commit to full-time tiny dwelling, how about a vacation in a tiny home, cabin, or even treehouse near Atlanta?
There are plenty of tiny home dream vacations in Georgia, at the beach, in the mountains and even in city limits.
Here are 9 of the best tiny home vacations rentals near Atlanta:
Little House Tybee Island
Rates vary. Minimum three-night stay, 5 nights July 3-July 4
A tiny beach house. Yes, that’s a thing. This quaint cottage rests just 90 yards from the beach and is within walking distance of the pier and shopping.
Reservations call 877-214-7353 or request information by clicking here.
Laurel Escape Mineral Bluff
Prices start at $99 per night on special
This 480-square foot cabin is within 20 minutes of Blue Ridge. The small size still allows for luxuries like a king-size bed, fire pit, hot tub and stainless appliances and granite countertops.
The Hostel in the Forest Brunswick
$30 per night per person with lifetime memberships and restrictions; Maximum stay 3 days
This way-cool nonprofit is great for the tiny home wayfarers who favor hostels. It features eight treehouses, huts for rent though it doesn't guarantee a treehouse, only a room, which could be in the bunkhouse. This ecologically sustainable standout provides a vegetarian meal and organic fair trade coffee as part of the package. Reservations are by phone only, 912-264-9738.
Old Blue Chair Rising Fawn
$149 per night
This tiny home is super-popular on HGTV and Instagram for good reason. With the motto "glam meets farmhouse," it has a mountaintop sunset view, reading nook, porthole and sundeck. And it's all within a quick trip of Rock City, Ruby Falls and Cloudland Canyon National Park attractions.
Shangri-Little Rising Fawn
$159 night, minimum stay 2 nights on Friday and Saturday
Another luxury tiny home vacation rental mere minutes from Cloudland Canyon National Park, Shangri-Little has been featured on Tiny House Nation.
Wandering Gypsy Rising Fawn
$125 per night
Designed locally and built almost entirely from materials recycled in Alabama and Georgia, Wandering Gypsy overlooks the biggest hangliding park in the world.
Serenity Now Alpharetta
Average $70 per night
A cozy vacation spot for ranch fans, this custom-built tiny house sits on a 4-acre mini horse farm. The interior is alluring knotty pine tongue-in-groove and the home includes two lofts and a complimentary continental breakfast with biscuits.
True Romance 10 minutes from Helen
From $79 per night
This cabin is tiny and romantic, built by local artisans and with a timber frame wood interior and porches. Just a 10-minute drive from Georgia's alpine tourist town of Helen, it has plenty to keep you there, too, including indoor jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, fire pit and two porches.
And just for fun:If you need a little shove into trying a tiny home for any amount of time, watch the Property Brothers get forced into tiny home living. The Tiny House Arrest digital show is available by clicking this link.