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Thinking about living the tiny life in the great state of North Carolina? Why not try it out first? From sailboats to Airstreams, vintage Scotty’s to yurts on an organic farm, here are 10 unique tiny houses that will make you love it or leave it!

WNC Glamping Tent-Cabin #1

WNC tiny house

Weekday Price:  $70/night
Weekend Price:  $100/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Hendersonville, NC

WNC tiny house 2

This 14″ Bell Tent features a queen bed and indoor and outdoor seating/campfire. All you bring is the food and drinks. It also allows for a beautiful view of the flowing river. As part of The Woods campground there is also access to shower areas, bathroom sites, and a fully stocked camp store.

Purple School Bus In A Meadow

Purple Tiny House

Weekday Price:  $65/night
Weekend Price:  $65/night
Accommodates:  4 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Graham, NC

Purple Tiny House 2

While not the most glamorous tiny house on wheels, this full-size, former school bus sits in a meadow by Motes Creek in the heart of Saxapahaw on Cane Creek Farm. Even though you are just walking distance from town (home to The Haw River Ballroom, The General Store, the Eddy Pub, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, and Left Bank Butchery), you’ll feel farther away than you actually are thanks to the serene, forested setting.

Small Cabin In The Woods

Small Cabin

Weekday Price:  $89/night
Weekend Price:  $89/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Banner Elk, NC

Small Cabin 2

A stereotypical cabin in the woods, this cabin is quite small, with little more than a coffee pot, a bed, and a bathroom (with shower stall). It is huge on charm though and is warm, sunny, and cozy. There is no TV but there is WiFi allowing for connectivity. Such a quaint place for hikers, bikers, and adventure seekers.

Parker’s Pride Mountain Retreat

Mountain Retreat 2

Weekday Price:  $70/night
Weekend Price:  $70/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Burnsville, NC

Mountain Retreat

An easy 7 minute drive to downtown Burnsville,a mecca for artists and craftsmen boasting many studio tours and the Penland School of Crafts, this mountain retreat is a beautiful new bungalow complete with full kitchen, luxury bath, and a large bedroom with king size bed. The space includes Wifi, cable TV and a DVD player. As seen in the photo above it has a cozy, covered porch with rocking chairs and a beautiful view.

Cherry Treesort


Weekday Price:  $100/night
Weekend Price:  $100/night
Accommodates:  1 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  China Grove, NC

Treehouse 2

Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse? The very thought of it evokes memories of the Swiss Family Robinson and childhood memories of secret forts and private clubhouses. This beautiful gem in the sky was custom built by two of the country’s finest treehouse builders. It’s a roomy 220 sq. ft. with Heat/AC, shower, toilet, and a huge deck. Along with a fire pit, outdoor seating, and an incredible swinging bed, it sits on a 26 acre farm with beautiful views.

Super Cool Sailboat In Jax Beach

Super Cool Sail

Weekday Price:  $99/night
Weekend Price:  $99/night
Accommodates:  4 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Jacksonville Beach, NC

Super Cool Sail 2

What joy to watch the sun set over the horizon from the deck of a beautiful sailing vessel. This particular dream can be rented in the form of an awesome, coastal Carolina, sailboat complete with two sleeping cabins, a kitchen, a living room, a desk, and outdoor seating. It is at a large marina with bathrooms and shower facilities, laundry, gym, and two restaurants. It’s located on the intracoastal waterway, but also less than two miles from the ocean and beach access! The vessel itself is a 35′ sloop (one mast, one head sail) built by Fast Yachts from Brazil in 1986.

Seaboard CoastLine


Weekday Price:  $135/night
Weekend Price:  $135/night
Accommodates:  5 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Clyde, NC

Caboose 2

All aboard! How about a night in a renovated train caboose? Just like the Boxcar Children you too can bunk in a beautifully renovated, unique train car. Located in the Smoky Mountains on a 65-acre buffalo ranch, these accommodations have a fire pit and outdoor seating, access to a barnyard complete with mini horses and goats, a large playground for kids, and an outpost, where you can pick up farm fresh eggs, bison meat, animal feed to feed the goats and horses.

Eco-friendly Treehouse: The Roost

Eco Treehouse

Weekday Price:  $85/night
Weekend Price:  $85/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  1
Location:  Greensboro, NC

Eco Treehouse 2

Perhaps one of the most unique treehouse apartments available. Housed in a Greensboro backyard, the treehouse is a toxic-free, super energy efficient, natural, healthy, foam-free project. It is a perfect retreat with fantastic views and lots of quiet space in the trees. Building materials include cork siding, cypress posts, locally made formaldehyde-free plywood, and HRV ventilation fans.

Tiny House in the Trees

Tiny House Trees

Weekday Price:  $75/night
Weekend Price:  $75/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  0
Location:  Durham, NC

Tiny House Trees 2

At 130 sq. ft. this (more) traditional tiny house on wheels is a rustic, comfy, and casual, tiny house complete with sleeping loft, reading nook, and dining area (inside and out).

Zara’s Barn With Private Bathhouse

Zaras Cabin

Weekday Price:  $79/night
Weekend Price:  $79/night
Accommodates:  2 adults
Bedrooms:  0
Location:  Fairview, NC

Zaras Cabin 2

For those that have wondered what it would be like to live in a converted utility barn from one of the big box hardware stores, Zara’s Barn may give you some idea. A cozy tiny house located just minuted from downtown Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate, the barn have a lovely front sitting area and its own charming bath house.


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