With over 800 miles of gorgeous coastline, majestic mountains, vast deserts, and some of the top cities in the world, it’s no wonder California is the most populated state in the US. Fortunately, it’s also one of the most tiny house friendly states as well!
California’s major focus on climate change and minimizing people’s carbon footprint means tiny homes are more likely to be accepted across the state. From the wine regions of Northern California to the beaches of Southern California, tiny houses are available for rent through Airbnb.
A few things to note:
1) We tried to include a variety of tiny house styles (on wheels, on foundation, main floor bedroom, loft bedroom, etc)
2) All tiny houses have at least a 4.5 star rating
3) We tried to keep the price somewhat reasonable (we skipped the $600/night ones), but since this is California, some prices are still ridiculous when compared to other parts of the country.
Let’s start with some tiny houses in Southern California and work our way northward!
With a large, private deck, this tiny house offers stunning lake and mountain views from inside and out. The home was designed and handcrafted by the owners.
Thought California was overcrowded? The Overlook sits perched above an untouched valley that stretches into the hills and horizon beyond. Who knew California still had such wide open expanses?
Located one mile from Joshua Tree National Park’s west entrance, this homesteader cabin offers an eclectic mix of desert bohemia and vintage finishes. The previous owner was a local artist, who took care with beautiful renovations and thoughtful furnishings.
Featured on HGTV, this medieval tiny house is minutes from the National Park. Each piece of furniture has been custom made to fit the unique round space.
A cozy tiny house with a main floor bedroom and massive wrap-around patio, providing panoramic views of the Mojave Desert.
This tiny house on wheels is located in the center of Malibu, with sweeping views of the ocean to one side and the Santa Monica Mountains to the other.
With some of the best views of Topanga Canyon, ShangriLaLa is tucked away amongst in the flowers and trees of a tranquil sanctuary garden.
Wake up to the forest with wall to wall accordion glass doors that fold open. The tiny house has a wall bed and main living area that opens onto a large deck.
Step through time in a hideaway named after a line from a classic Doors song. This sumptuous bohemian space does indeed offer out-of-the-ordinary pleasures, such as stained glass windows, a mosaic, and a classic turntable ready for some ’60s vinyl.
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil Venice getaway. A fabulous new 1 bedroom 1 bath modern retreat with a spacious garden with outside dining, grill, fire pit, and outside shower after the beach.
We’ve done a full featured post on this one in the past. The Craftsman Mini-Me is a 400-square-foot backyard guest house. The tiny house features a unique outdoor shower and vine-covered interior walls.
An inspirational tiny home nestled in the mountains of Southern California. Designed with tranquility and zen in mind, the cabin emphasizes Japanese and mid century influences.
Completely private mountainside studio with main floor king bed and outdoor living space.
Located on a beautiful river front property 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park, this tiny house on wheels offers a cozy place to relax. The bedroom loft is accessed by storage stairs.
This is one of four tiny homes situated in the center of town and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. The home has a king size bed, bathroom, full kitchen, and comfortable seating in and outside the cabin.
Experience quietude and nature in style at the intimate yet spacious Lotus Tiny Home nestled in a sunny clearing of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
With this tiny house you will feel like you have your own private oasis in the trees. Enjoy beautiful sunsets while wildlife strolls by this peaceful little setting.
Tiny House in the Redwoods is a 280-square-foot tiny house nestled next to the redwood forest with a private patio space and hot tub in front, a goat pasture in the back, and a private parking spot right outside the door. You can relax on the patio, in the hot tub, or watch the goats frolicking in the pasture while you stroll through the property.
La Casita is situated on a ridge overlooking the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Lorenzo Valley.
A semi-off grid solar powered 192-square-foot tiny house surrounded by 30 acres of majestic redwood trees.
Come and stay in the beautiful, rustic and natural hills near Yosemite and Bass Lake. This tiny house is extremely spacious with tall ceilings and large windows. It has two lofts, each with one bed. Both lofts are accessible only by a ladder.
The Tiny Home is an Escape ONE XL, 388-square-feet including two lofts- each with a queen bed. The bathroom is very spacious for a tiny home, complete with a standard bathtub/shower and a Separett composting toilet from Sweden.
Anchor Inn is a modern coastal getaway located just a five minutes walk from where the local’s surf at Linda Mar Beach. Designed to be light and open, this space was built from the ground up for a private getaway.
Curious about tiny house living? This home offers the full tiny living experience. The owners built the house 3 years ago and lived in it full-time for one year. The home has a 24″ stove with oven, a fully stocked kitchen, heater, and an elevator loft for luggage storage. The house also has a bar window that opens up to a deck where you can enjoy a meal or sip your morning coffee.
Experience country living in a custom tiny house set on a private vineyard 10 miles from downtown Sacramento. The tiny home has a downstairs bedroom, living room, kitchen, and loft.
Indulge in the tranquility of this detached studio guesthouse. The tiny home features an exclusive entrance, a soothing color scheme with wood finishes, an open-plan living area, mid-century furnishings, and a shared backyard patio space.
Discover a cozy retreat in this classic Craftsman Studio. The space features rustic wood accents and decor, high ceilings, and kitchen that leads to a private patio space and parking.
This quiet cozy tiny house is 285 square feet with skylight windows, rustic wood paneling, and elegant tiling. An open floor plan includes a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa.