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4 Tiny Houses You Can Rent Right Now

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From great locations to brand-new appliances, these small-scale homes are anything but a sacrifice.

The tiny-home trend shows no signs of going away. After all, living in a small space has its benefits: less area to clean, less furniture to buy, and utility bills that feel like a bargain. Renting is a great way to try out the tiny lifestyle — without a long commitment. Want to take the leap? Here are some of the tiniest (and cutest) homes for rent on Trulia. You might be surprised at just how stylish the petite life can be!

Texas shotgun home: $975/month, 2104 N. Galveston Ave., Pearland TX 77581

Step into the laid-back life in this cozy 448-square-foot home. Its classic shotgun style and party-ready deck are as unpretentious as small-town Pearland. A neutral color scheme makes the one-bedroom, one-bath home feel bright and open. Outdoors, you’ll have views of tree-lined streets and kids playing in the neighboring yard. But the best views will probably be the beaches of Galveston, TX, a short drive away.

Sunny Florida bungalow: $1,329/month, 719 Tuscaloosa St., West Palm Beach, FL 33405

This pocket-sized home promises a daily dose of sunshine and lots to do. Situated in a residential neighborhood of West Palm Beach, the cheery yellow bungalow is minutes from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Center. Spend those warm afternoons strolling the trails in Dreher Park or cruising over Lake Worth and onto the A1A for some ocean fun. Once back home in your 672 square feet, enjoy lounging in the two-bedroom home’s lush backyard (or welcoming neighbors to your covered front porch). When hunger strikes, you need to walk only one block to find an array of eclectic dining options on Dixie Highway, including the 1950s-inspired City Diner and Belle & Maxwell’s cafe and teahouse.

7th Ward charmer: $1,450/month, 1713 Henriette Delille St., New Orleans, LA 70116

Built in 1883, this 650-square-foot cottage was rebuilt from the studs after being vacant since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina damaged so many homes in New Orleans. Luckily, this charming structure was saved, and its original wood flooring and ceilings were salvaged. Like its city, it’s just as beautiful as ever but updated for a relaxed, modern lifestyle. The house offers a bedroom with a large walk-in closet and a living/kitchen area that opens to a fully fenced backyard. The new streetcar line is just steps away, but the neighborhood’s Creole flair might make you happy to stay put. We dare you to resist the siren song of Sidney’s Saloon, directly across the street. The pub beckons seven days a week but especially on Thursdays, when it offers comedy and free ice cream (really).

Bungalow on the bluffs: $2,875/month, 418 Elmira Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Overlooking the gorgeous sand and surf on a bluff in Huntington Beach, this Spanish bungalow was built in 1924. The 700-square-foot, two-bedroom home has been updated but still retains the vintage character of the era. Still, the biggest draw for this home might be its lovely neighborhood and active local social scene virtually on your doorstep. Walk or bike a few blocks to Main Street, where you’ll find pubs, breweries, shops — and endless views of the Pacific.

Which of these tiny houses would you try on for size? Share your favorite in the comments below!

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