Tiny House, Big Living
Let me first of all start off by saying that this was my first ever stay in a “tiny home” so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was so excited for the experience! I’ve been so curious to see what all the hype is with the “tiny home” pandemic as of late. Even just recently, our own home city built a “tiny home” community…and I’ve just been dying to check it out for myself! Needless to say, I have been anxiously anticipating our visit to Jarret and Mira’s Tiny House in the Trees since we booked the trip back in February.
When we arrived on Friday evening and Mira escorted us to the Airbnb, I about gasped when she opened the door to this 120 square foot home of pure charm. I just couldn’t believe how cute the place was, and how well thought out the design and layout of the space was – they seriously did such an amazing job!
Part of what I would classify as a truly great Airbnb is when you can really tell that the hosts put an obvious amount of thought into how to utilize their space, even moreso when they only have 120 square feet to work with – I mean, just wow! Jarret and Mira did just that by leaving a personal handwritten note accompanied with wine and chocolate, leaving cute little personal touches throughout the home, and leaving helpful handwritten notes through the house labeling light switches and little reminders to shut the ac unit off when leaving the house to save energy. It just made the whole experience feel personal and welcoming!
Outside, you are surrounded by beautiful trees, and a nice front porch/dining area for your morning cup of coffee or at the end of the day when you just want to relax and unwind.
As you enter The Tiny House, you are welcomed by a centralized area with a beautiful area rug complete with comfortable lounge chairs and an ottoman that was perfect for kicking your feet up and making yourself at home.
To the right of the house, you’ll find the sliding barn door that leads to the bathroom. The bathroom was spacious and was stocked with fresh towels, locally-made soaps, hangers, and lovely scented bath products.
Both loft beds were nicely made with cozy and comfortable bedding and pillows…plus extra blankets on hand for cooler nights (just in case). No the lofts didn’t have rails, but there was enough space for two people on the queen loft, and I’m sure ample space for one person on the twin loft. Not once during the night did I fear that I would “fall off” the edge or feel like I didn’t have enough space. One of the first things Isaac said to me first thing in the morning was how comfortable the bed was and how cozy it was all night – I would agree, I slept well through the night and enjoyed getting to wake up to the birds in the trees and gorgeous light pouring in! It was definitely the perfect day for pictures!
The kitchen was stocked with beautiful glassware made by local artists, coffees and tees, and basically everything you’d need during your stay!
On top of just making the entire place feel like home, Jarret and Mira sent us a list of places to go – which was perfect, because it was our first time in the Durham/Raleigh area.
We didn’t have a whole lot of time in the city, but we picked to visit the Sarah Duke Gardens at Duke University (one of Mira’s recommendations), and it was SO beautiful and relaxing. There was no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying the beautiful walking trails and gardens. If you are ever in the Durham/Raleigh area you should definitely swing by!
Before heading home, we swung by Sola Coffee for a delicious BLT and (of course)… a caramel latte for the trip home.
Needless to say, our stay at The Tiny House was nothing short of incredible, thank you to Jarret and Mira for an incredible, true, Airbnb experience! You can book Jarret and Mira's Airbnb here. They were nothing short of amazing, and we hope to be back again soon.
Check out the before and after pictures of this Airbnb here.