10 Enchanted Tiny Houses You Can Rent for Less Than $100

These will make for a perfect end-of-summer getaway.

As broiling hot as it may be now, there's no doubt that summer is starting to wind down. And if you haven't taken a holiday to somewhere magical yet, now is the time. Maybe you're on a tight budget and don't want to pay $500 a night on some sterile, big hotel. Or maybe visiting Aunt Marge and her seven dogs yet again isn't so appealing this year. Perhaps you just want to get away somewhere small, to a little house somewhere that's fit for a fairytale, like some of these adorable tiny houses featured on Airbnb (opens in new tab).

1. Saint-Laurent-en-Caux, France; $36 per night (opens in new tab).

Nestled in a garden in one of the most beautiful valleys in Normandy, "The Marie" is a tiny house that features a double bed and a fireplace. The toilet and bathroom are located in the "big house," where a little old lady lives. She's a writer, and her husband was a painter. How Monet can this get?

2. Seattle, Washington; $85 per night (opens in new tab).

Handcrafted from birch, Douglas fir, and cedar, this gypsy wagon will make all of your childhood fantasies come true. All of the furniture is new, so it's the perfect mix of rustic and modern. And even though it's out in the nature, it's only a short bus ride from downtown Seattle.

3. Six Rivers National Forest (opens in new tab), California; $68 per night (opens in new tab).

Lying deep in a remote part of the woods, this rustic, handbuilt cabin is a dream for anyone looking for a cozy place completely off-the-grid. As an added bonus, the property includes a bunch of goats, chickens, dogs, and cats for farm fun.

4. Lidingö, Sweden (opens in new tab); $97 per night (opens in new tab).

Ready to write that novel? This rustic little cabin on an island just off of Stockholm will have you feeling just like Thoreau. Complete with a cast iron wood burning stove and a sauna, you get all the pleasures of nature while being close enough to the city to pop in for some tourism.

5. Tacoronte, Spain (opens in new tab); $18 per night (opens in new tab).

The smallest and cheapest spot on our list, this triangular shed lies in a natural oasis on the island of Tenerife. It's only available in the spring and the summer since there's no heating available, and the bathroom is inside the house nearby, but it comes complete with plenty of spiritual activities like a meditation room and organic farming.

6. Los Angeles, California; $49 per night (opens in new tab).

Staying in a major coastal city is usually pretty expensive, but it doesn't have to be! This adorable tiny house comes equipped with several luxuries: a private entrance in the backyard, wifi, a double bed, desk, lamp, furnished patio, fireplace, and a loft with two extra beds. Best of all, this friendly family lets you use the big house whenever you want, whether it's to do laundry, cook, or just hang out by the TV.

7. Helen, Georgia; $49 per night (opens in new tab).

You can live out all of your Tarzan fantasies in this eco-friendly treehouse nestled 20 feet up in the hanging trees of Georgia. There's no water or electricity, so you can really feel like you're out in the deep, dark jungle...except when you drive out to Publix of course.

8. Cape May Court House, New Jersey; $99 per night (opens in new tab).

This cozy cabin on a secluded private lake is right out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. While there's no running water in the cabin, there is a small water tank that you can use for basic needs. Inside the house, there's a bed, a reading chair, a compostable toilet, and a table from which you can watch the sunset as you eat. Outside, there's a patio, a hammock, a private beach, a campfire, and little wooden table that's just perfect for you and your beloved.

9.Granada, Spain; $49 per night. (opens in new tab)

While not technically a "house," this enclosed cave for four is a truly unique find. Nestled in the picturesque and traditional town of Monachil, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, the property comes with a terrace with barbecue pits and a pool. It lets you experience life as it was in this beautiful country hundreds of years ago. But...with wifi.

10. Cornwall, England: $101 per night (opens in new tab).

Okay, so it's $1 over the budget, but how adorable is this Romany Bow Top Window and Door style Gypsy Caravan in the heart of the English countryside? There's a little table outside where you can enjoy a spot of tea in the sunshine and a firepit where you can roast marshmallows and gaze at the stars. Cornwall is known for its stunning sea vistas and its fairy sightings, so you really can't pick a more magical place.

And as an added bonus:

Tyringham, Massachusetts; $225 per night. (opens in new tab)

While this round cottage was ineligible for this roundup because of its price, it seems wrong not to mention it because it's so darn cute. Although it looks like it's carved from an ancient oak, it's actually a former sculptor's summer studio that has a romantic bedroom with a sweeping canopied bed and a sitting area with a kerosene lamp on the table from where you can take in the smell of the woods. Emily Dickinson would be proud.

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Diana Bruk
Diana Bruk

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