Tiny Homes Holidays
Newly-launched, supported by the Isle of Wight Rural Fund and featured in the Guardian's anticipated ‘Twenty Places Opening in 2017', Tiny Homes Holidays is the exciting new venture from the owners of Vintage Vacations and The Shacks.
It's fair to say that this soothingly soul-enhancing venture is already well on track to become one of the Isle of Wight's most memorable stays, leaving you feeling relaxed, revived and reborn amongst the clean air and amazing scenery the Isle of Wight is so well known for.
So what exactly is a Tiny Home when it's at home, then? Well, in essence a Tiny Home equals simpler living, downsizing on space in a creative, practical and efficient way that enables you to focus on wellness and sustainability. In short, if you're looking for a more ethical style of holiday with a reviving difference, then a Tiny Home Holiday is definitely for you!
Choose your Tiny Home from three deceptively spacious homes (with a further three planned for the future), set in a smallholding close to Parkhurst Forest, awash with walking trails, cycling routes and plenty of red squirrels! You'll also find The Studio on site...a heavenly wellness haven offering a programme of events dedicated to indulging your mind, body and soul, along with mandala gardens to work and luxuriate in.
Eco-friendly accommodation is the order of the day with Tiny Homes Holidays, with solar power, composting toilets, woodburning stoves and recycling measures all in place within the smallholding.
The three Tiny Homes each sleep up to four guests and are individually named to reflect their unique living spaces. Eilidh is the Gaelic word for ‘light', and inside you'll find plenty of it, with clean lines and natural textures. Silva, Latin for ‘forest', evokes the woodland with fresh, natural textures and colours to remind you of the outdoors, indoors. Hygge, of course, is the well-known Danish word that relates to warmth and wellbeing, and inside you'll find plenty of places to snuggle!
The homes' architecture really has to be experienced to be fully appreciated - professionally designed and crafted by a renowned architect, they are deceptively spacious, with a luxurious, high-spec finish. Each equipped with at least one king size bed, plus either another double or two singles (or four separate single beds if required), the homes also include a well-furnished kitchen, a refreshing shower and composting toilet, a woodburning stove and plenty of crisp white linen and towels.
Fire up the barbecue on your private deck and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings, featuring the very best that nature has to offer.
For an even bigger hit of wellbeing, a visit to the Studio is an absolute must. A hub of relaxation and inner nourishment, the Studio is a calm, uncluttered and homely space that features a kitchen area and a woodburning stove.
With a full programme of events and activities on offer, from craft workshops to talks to yoga sessions, you're sure to find something that will help you get back to you again.
Off-site, a walk or a cycle ride will lead you into thriving Cowes, or along the tranquil Isle of Wight coastline with plenty to explore along the way.
So to experience the Tiny way of life for yourself - beware, because you may never want to go back to living it large again! - pack light, and prepare for a nourishingly natural experience.
Things to note
The homes are available to book from July 2017, wifi available in the studio if needed, minimum stay 2 nights midweek or 3 nights at weekends.
Region: Newport, Isle of Wight
Cost (from): £175 (2 nights)
Sleeps: 4 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 414
Tiny Homes sleep up to 4 per unit, at least one king size bed in each, with a mix of double and single beds (or 4 singles if required), bedding & towels provided, shower, toilet, kitchen, cooker, hob, fridge, icebox, equipment, wood burning stove, welcome pack, outside seating, BBQ.
Water slides, steam railway, Alpaca farm, Robin Hill adventure park, walking, coastal paths, cycling, beaches, fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, castles, bowling.
At a glance
- Three specialist Tiny-designed homes, Eilidh, Silva and Hygge, set in a tranquil Isle of Wight smallholding close to Parkhurst Forest. The site is easily accessed by road.
- The site also features mandala gardens and a studio featuring a programme of wellness events.
- Each home sleeps up to four people, with linen and towels provided.
- Close to Cowes and the Isle of Wight coastline, with plenty of walking and cycling routes to explore nearby.