Where to Find Tiny Homes for Rent

Tiny homes are often described as cute, but many want to see if they are functional before committing to the small house movement. And so, they look for small homes for rent. However, since they are pretty unusual, available homes are pretty scarce. If you are one of them, here are some of the sites where you can rent a tiny house to try out:


Airbnb is a popular platform to find almost any type of home for rent, depending on your location. Most of the small houses in Airbnb are on-grid. So, you can enjoy most amenities that come with it. Some would have a fence and even have a backyard where you can relax and see if a tiny home lifestyle is for you or not.

For searching tiny homes listed on Airbnb, go to the property type tab and choose “Unique Homes” to see available apartments for rent. You can also try looking under the “RV” tab.

Tiny House Community

From time to time, we post about available tiny home rentals in our Classified Ads Section. Homes for rent that you can find here are often available for both short-term and long-term rates. Aside from rental homes, we also sometimes have a list of tiny homes for sale, making it easy to transition into a tiny home. Our site also offers building plans and other tips to help you ease into your new lifestyle.

Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents like scotthaveson.com are aware of the growing demand for tiny homes. As such, they are always on the lookout for tiny homes for rent and sale. See whether they can represent you.

It’s also important to understand the differences between buying or renting real estate of any form. This helps you make informed decisions when speaking with a real estate agent.

Friends and Relatives

Before you go above and beyond, don’t forget to ask your family and friends if they have any relevant information about a tiny home. They may know a friend of a friend who has an available tiny home that you can rent. Note that some will let you try their home for a trial period as a way for them to welcome you to the tribe. They can also offer some handy tips should you decide to downsize long-term. Many tiny homeowners are into the business of building homes, and they may be in the process of unloading their properties. Ask if it would be possible for you to try it out first before jumping in.

Key Takeaways

Renting a tiny home is a plausible first step if you are seriously thinking of shifting to a smaller lifestyle. This way, you can have an idea of what it’s like and what you need to prepare for. By renting, you don’t run the risk of regretting your decision because a tiny home is not for everyone. If you have a hard time giving up items, then short term tiny home living might work for you.

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Stephanie McQueen

Stephanie is the content curator and resource hoarder of all things tiny houses. She enjoys collecting information about tiny houses and writing easy-to-understand articles that help you make informed decisions whether you're building, buying, renting, selling, or parking your tiny house. Only thing she loves to do more than hoard information? Share it! Connect with Stephanie through LinkedIn, her portfolio, or her done-for-you marketing agency, Employed By Life Online.

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