Five places with adventurous tiny houses
Each of us likes to experience new things, go on adventures and broaden his or her horizons. It works best in nature, where you are very close to the elements, are confronted with new, exciting impressions every day and sometimes leave your comfort zone. But it doesn't always have to be an overnight stay in a tent somewhere in the middle of nowhere, the full introduction to van life or life on a sailing boat to get a taste of adventure. A great variant for all prospective adventurers who want to see what is happening to them first Glamping: In nature, but still surrounded by safe walls. With a direct view of the forest, the lake or the mountains, but still comfortably from the warm bed. It's a good thing that we already have five tiny houses up our sleeve for you to spend your first adventure glamping holiday at.
1. Get in touch with nature at Å Camp in the Norwegian silence
Å Camp is situated on the banks of the Tessungåe, a sheltered, pristine river in Norway. Staying in the off-grid cabins in this unspoiled piece of nature is definitely an experience in itself. The direct location in the forest conveys a feeling of freedom and independence - the perfect ingredients for a little adventure. Incidentally, there is little tourism in the region. So you can enjoy the peace and the beautiful Norwegian surroundings almost alone.
Lots of exciting leisure activities right on your doorstep
What would an adventure be without adventurous excursions? Å Camp offers the perfect starting point for this. Directly from the accommodation you can go hiking, fishing and cross-country skiing on the Hardangervidda. Also the Gaustatoppen is not far away and offers fantastic opportunities for freeriding and hiking. And where better to spend it after an eventful day than along the river in one of the wood-heated bush baths? After all, a normal shower would be boring.
Tree house from 150 euros per night.
2. Take a dip in the deep end at Inverlonan in Scotland's West Highlands
Adventure is at home at Inverlonan in Glen Lonan, Scotland. This is paired with a large portion of deceleration. Set in the green countryside of the West Highlands, the accommodation's cottages are a modern, luxurious take on traditional Scottish bothy culture. The Bothies, as the cottages are called in Scottish, blend in perfectly with nature with their large windows opening onto views of the loch, trees and hills, giving a glimpse of the endless choice to come as soon as you wake up in the morning adventure free.
The land of unlimited leisure opportunities
Scotland wouldn't be Scotland if there wasn't a lot to discover here. Adventure really lurks around every corner here. For example, there is the mysterious Loch Nell, which is not far from the cottages. The brave can take a dip in the cold water there. Elsewhere, rolling hills dotted with ancient monuments await exploration. Short walks through the woods around Diarmid's Pillar, Serpent's Mound and Rubha na Moine (Crannog) are also on the list of possible activities. There is also a private pebble beach for guests, which is ideal for bathing days, kayak tours or stand-up paddling. Pretty much choice for the first adventure, right?
cottage from 160 euros per night.
3. Go on an adventure in Robin's Nest in Witzenhausen in Hesse
In the treetops of the beautiful beech forest in the border triangle of Hesse, Lower Saxony and Thuringia, adventure seekers can spend an exciting time in the tree house hotel Robins Nest. The small, self-sufficient village with three tree houses, a tree house on stilts, a tree house ball, a log cabin and another five tree tents literally screams for adventure. And even if you would prefer to spend the entire stay in the high tree houses, you should go outside for one or two excursions - it's worth it.
Outdoor adventures at the highest level
Idyllic circular hiking trails open up around the entire area, including the Werra Burgensteig, which leads to numerous castles and vantage points along the Werra river. Robin's Nest is also located directly on the X5H long-distance hiking trail. There is also the possibility of taking guided tours such as mushroom and herbal studies as well as night hikes. The quarry in Gertenbach and the Meißner nature park are also worth a visit. So: bring good shoes and let's go!
Tree house from 85 euros per night.
4. Experience the glamping spirit under the Andalusian sun in the MiCielo
If you prefer to start a glamping adventure in the warm south, it is best to book one (or more) nights at MiCielo in Andalusia. The cottages there stand on stilts just 20 kilometers from the Atlantic in the midst of beautiful Andalusian nature. The sun shines through the many openings in the middle of the room and you always have the feeling that you are outside. Right after getting up you can listen to the birds chirping on your own terrace or swim a few lengths in the shared pool.
Hiking with special companions
Andalusia offers an unbelievable number of excursion and leisure opportunities. Be it the small, unspoilt beaches of the Costa de la Luz or the nature reserves of La Breña, El Estrecho, Los Arcornocales and Doñana and La Sierra de Grazalema, which are perfect for hiking and especially for observing rare bird species - so don't forget your binoculars!
Tree house from 58 euros per night.
5. Enjoy the tranquility and vastness of the forest in the Inforest in Sweden
The Inforest in Sweden proves that adventure doesn't always mean full action. The accommodation is secluded in the forest, far from other houses and roads. Here the term adventure takes on a whole new meaning. In the Swedish forest, guests can get in close contact with nature and the tranquility that it radiates, spend many contemplative hours, meditate or discover the exciting details of the forest. When else do you get the chance to spend the night in the middle of trees, chirping birds and great lighting moods, and that in such great designed huts?
On a discovery tour on foot or on two wheels
If exploring the forest is not quite enough for you, you can go on a hike. There are two certified hiking trails right by the cabins, Västra Vätterleden and Pilgrimsleden Hjo – Kungslena. And those who prefer to pedal instead of lacing their hiking boots will certainly not be disappointed on the many bike trails in the area.
Tiny house from 170 euros per night.
© Photos: A Camp, Inverlonan, Robin's Nest, Faruk Pinjo, Anna Ignant, Eric Tornblad, Inforest, UpOnWalls, Mi Cielo
Hello Heidlind, thank you for your comment 🙂 Here you can find similar accommodations in Portugal. In the north, for example, there is this rural farm. Have fun on the next trip!
Are there also such houses for rent in Northern Portugal? Thank you for the research and fantastic suggestion.
VG Heidlind Girschik