Get close — real close — to the family this year with a stay in a tiny house. Tiny houses have become a bit of a trend, with minimalistic, eco-conscious travelers opting for spaces with smaller, greener footprints. Here are four tiny houses your traveling family can stay in this year, whether you just want a unique accommodation option or are considering the tiny home lifestyle for yourself and you want to give it a test run before committing.
This family-friendly tiny house can accommodate three guests across its total space of less than 140 square feet. There’s a daybed and sleeping loft, desk and dining area. The rustic tiny house sits on a 12-acre farm, with goats, sheep, alpacas and chickens. You can even buy eggs and vegetables from the farm to rustle up a hearty breakfast. You certainly won’t be at a loss for outdoor activities, with hiking, cycling, kayaking and horseback riding available nearby.
In Halkidki, Greece, your family and even your extended family can rent a set of three tiny houses for a total guest capacity of 12 people. Each 365-square-foot wooden house is luxuriously outfitted with everything you might need in the bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. Each unit is filled with natural light and there’s a deck that looks out on the water. You’ll enjoy access to your own private beach during your stay, just steps from your door.
This tiny house sits high above the rest — it’s in a tree. The tiny tree house in Sandane, Norway, fits three guests, but you’ll hardly feel closed in, as a floor-to-ceiling glass wall provides gorgeous views of the fjords. Sleeping options include a hammock, double bed and floor mattress.
And, if you like the idea of taking the entire extended family on a tiny house adventure, but can’t make it to Greece any time soon, you might want to check out this property in North Bend, Washington. It offers three tiny house units for a total capacity of 10 guests, each unit holding three–four people. Each solar-powered unit offers a queen bed and two single beds, as well as a kitchenette and eco-friendly bathroom with compostable toilet. Outdoor amenities include fire pits, seating and a picnic table, all within Snoqualmie National Forest.
Similar to its sister property Mall of America in Minnesota, American Dream Mall in Newark, New Jersey, 20 miles from Manhattan, is a destination mall to travel to for shopping and family fun. However, where Mall of America dedicates 45 percent of its square footage to entertainment and 55 percent to retail, American Dream Mall flips those figures.
By Hainan Airlines
Fans of country music can explore Tennessee’s rich musical legacy across all 95 counties with hundreds of landmarks and attractions on the new Tennessee Music Pathways route, inspired by the latest documentary from Ken Burns.
In a small corner of southern Italy, nestled between Pozzuoli and Torre del Greco, Naples sits along the Gulf that feeds out into the Tyrrhenian Sea and boasts some of the best of Italy — think authentic pizza and incredible Italian cuisine culture, cityscapes and historic sites, stunning coastlines and natural beauty.
There is something to be said for hitting a city’s most iconic neighborhoods, even if there is a steady stream of tourists milling about. On the other hand, there’s something delicious about discovering neighborhoods not yet on the tourist track.