If the winter blues have you feeling a bit drab, may we present two things that are sure to brighten your day: a tiny house and a beach. There are loads of options for a winter getaway, but if you’ve been itchin’ to try out micro-living or maybe eventually you’d like to buy a tiny home, Tiny House Siesta is for you.
Located near Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida, Tiny House Siesta is a tiny-house resort—yes, it’s a thing—that features 11 tiny houses that you can rent for the night. Created after investor Jeremy Ricci bought an old RV Park and decided to put tiny houses on it instead, the tiny homes are pastel-colored pops of color less than a mile from the beach.
Each one is a little different, but we prefer the Siesta Lifeguard Stand which comes with a life-sized red or yellow life guard stand as the porch. In total the tiny house can sleep four, with two lofted sleeping areas located on either side of the house. Windows let in plenty of light, and down below you’ll find a micro-sized living room and TV, galley kitchen with induction stove top, and an indoor-table for two.
Barn-style doors and storage under the stairs maximize space, and the design consists of clean white walls, bright colors, and ocean-inspired signs like, “Beach Life is Best.” A full-size bathroom—with plumbing!—makes this way nicer than camping, and outside there’s also a patio table with seating for four. The smallest of Siesta’s tiny homes sleep two to three people and start at $135 nightly, while the largest homes can sleep six in three different “bedrooms” for about $199 per night. Head this way, for more.