5 Tiny Houses in California To Help You Live More Sustainably

Catherine Xi
July 22, 2021

Interested in tiny house living? From cabins to caravans, here are some of our favourite listings in Cali.

Known for its stunning beaches and bustling cities, tiny homes may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of California. However, with sustainable living becoming ever-so-popular in recent years, more and more people are jumping onto the tiny home movement in order to live smaller and reduce their environmental impact. Without further ado, here are five of our favourite tiny home listings in the sunny state of California!


Main living and dining area of Black Pine Cove with a blue couch, high-rise ceilings and wooden furnishings


1. Black Pine Cabin, Idyllwild-Pine Cove

Idyllwild-Pine Cove. From $271.96.

Perched atop the San Jacinto mountains in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Black Pine Cabin provides a perfect escape from the 9-5 grind of urban living. With natural wood furnishings, cathedral ceilings and large windows which boast soaring forest views, the cabin oozes of grandeur while retaining a sense of comfort and homeliness. Located only a short drive into town as well as close proximity to nearby hiking trails, the natural oasis of Idyllwild will be at your fingertips.


Interior of The Little Dipper with an open living area, contemporary kitchen and floating platform with a Queen bed


2. The Little Dipper, Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree. From $341.75.

Nestled in the desert town of Joshua Tree, this unique sanctuary serves to re-invent the concept of tiny living. With an open living area, contemporary kitchen and other stylish features such as panoramic windows and high ceilings, this home proves that living small does not have to mean compromises with luxury and style. Additionally, being situated only miles away from Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca Valley shopping centre and Joshua Tree Coffee Company means that you will be spoilt with options during your stay here.


Exterior of Little Black Cabin which is covered in snow and surrounded by tall gum trees


3. Little Black Cabin, Big Bear Lake 

Big Bear Lake. Bookings opening soon.

Feeling a little disconnected from nature lately? Tucked away amongst the towering trees of Big Bear Lake is this modern A-frame called Little Black Cabin, which will help you re-spark your love for the outdoors. The interior of this property provides a sense of warmth and comfort, however, step outside and you will be greeted by extensive woodland and mountain views at every angle. Coming soon to Airbnb, we believe that this cabin will offer a forest experience like no other.


Deck of La Luna Cabin which features twin bathtubs, two reclining seats and faces the Californian high desert


4. La Luna Cabin, Yucca Valley

Yucca Valley. From $287.55.

La Luna Cabin in Yucca Valley is what we imagine would be perfect for a romantic regional getaway. Sat atop five acres of untouched wild California high desert and surrounded by desert tortoises, road runners, and jackrabbits, this cabin will make you feel like you’re the only person in the world. All rooms are adorned with their own rustic edge, and perched on top of the deck are twin bathtubs for you and your lover. If you ever feel bored, the shops and restaurants of Old Town Yucca Valley and Downtown Joshua Tree are only a short drive away.


Main living area of The Far Out featuring a slate stone fireplace, grey couch, deer sculpture and wooden walls


5. The Far Out, Idyllwild-Pine Cove

Idyllwild-Pine Cove. From $409.79.

Described by the owners as “an architectural gem,” The Far Out is a modern A-Frame sure to satisfy all lovers of funky frameworks and floorplans. With towering beams, a giant slate stone fireplace, and geometric windows, the cabin captures a modern feel which contrasts with the natural woodland landscape of Idyllwild. Soak in the sweeping forest views from the balcony, take a dip in Strawberry Creek or have a stroll through the woods for the quintessential Idyllwild experience! 

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