Leave the sleeping bags and tents behind. Tiny houses are becoming the new glamping experience. Why? Because you get all the comforts of home in a space that won’t break the bank. Plus, you can find tiny houses all over the country, in some pretty amazing places. Here’s just one northern Californian example of how small space living can be big on style.
Good things do come in small packages. Case in point: this tiny house in Livermore Valley, just east of San Francisco, CA.
The tiny house is located about 30 minutes from Livermore, CA and 90 minutes from San Francisco, CA. The scenic drive takes you into the foot hills of Livermore Valley along winding cliffside roads.
You’ll find the tiny house nestled up above the road as you pull into the ranch's driveway. You'll be charmed by the place from the moment you arrive. And it only gets better once you get inside! Keep reading to find out where you can book this little guy through Airbnb.
The kitchen is fully-stocked with the essentials: pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. And most importantly, a coffee maker.
Plus, you'll receive a care package from your host upon arrival: a bottle of wine and s'mores supplies.
The tiny house's interior is vintage chic. The main floor has a small kitchen with a mini fridge and a two-burner stove. There’s a bathroom with a shower (towels included) and a sitting area with the most adorable pink love seat.
A laddered staircase leads you up into an A-frame loft with the most wonderful light. It includes two windows, a queen-sized bed (super comfy, by the way!), and a mini stove to keep warm on cool nights.
The bedroom is adorned with vintage camping finds: a mint fan and two old lanterns to give you that glamping vibe.
If that's not enough, the tiny house has a patio with a grill AND a fire pit for bonfires at night.
The front porch welcomes you with a cute wooden crate and window boxes full of flowers.
Behind the tiny house is a trail that leads to the creek and your very own swimming hole and picnic area. TRAVEL TIP: The best time to visit is in the spring when the swimming hole is full and wild flowers are in bloom.
You'll get a delightful surprise as the sun sets over Livermore Valley. At night, a tree and the barn light up!
The barn lights even twinkle. How cool is that? It's great ambiance when you're sitting around the bonfire.
Check out the town of Livermore before you head to the house. It has a cute main street with little shops, restaurants, and gardens.
TRAVEL TIP: Stop at a grocery store to stock up on food and supplies before heading up into the hills.
The Lizzie Oliver Fountains near the main street are fun to take a peek at while you're exploring the city.
On a hot day, the best thing to do is head over to Lake Del Valle. It’s a beautiful reservoir in the middle of Livermore Valley. You can go swimming, rent kayaks, or explore miles of hiking in the Del Valle Regional Park.
Speaking of hiking, Sycamore Grove Park and Ohlone Regional Wilderness have excellent trails as well. And don't forget to explore the 50+ wineries in the Livermore Valley area.
So where can you find this place? This best-kept secret is finally up on Airbnb! Book it here
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(Photos via Sarah Vogt)