Living in a Tiny Home For 3 Days!

by - 8:52 AM

We are addicted to this HGTV show called Tiny Luxury. It's about a company that builds tiny homes for people who would like to downsize their homes and live with less, while traveling or enjoying more things outside of their homes. We pondered the idea of what it would be like to live in a tiny home, as most are under 500 square feet total. We live in a 1000 square foot home now and there are days where we feel like it's cluttered and cramped. We found one that we could rent for the weekend in Michigan City, IN.  It's even 5 minutes away from the beach! 

This tiny cabin is only 200 sq. ft. and was equipped with a seating area, kitchenette with microwave, hand washing sink, Keurig coffee maker, and mini fridge. There is also a closet and a loft bedroom with king sized mattress! Honestly, it was so dreamy and cute. Even though it was tiny, it really didn't feel tiny when we were staying in it. There was enough room for 2, to hang out without feeling like we were in each other's way. Drew is 6' 1" and he was able to stand in the kitchen area without having to bend down. 

There was a fire pit out front and a grill on the side of the cabin. The owners also built an outdoor shower on the property and an outdoor hot tub. The cabin had all of the plates, utensils, cups and even a large drinking water dispenser. We found this adorable cabin on Hipcamp. Feel free to sign up using our link and get $10 off your first camping (or glamping) stay! 

Once we got into town, we visited a local winery that offered tastings and purchased some bottles of wine. Stopped by the local markets to grab a few snacks and fruit, then headed to check in to the cabin. The owners were wonderful, once we got settled in they gave us a tour of the property - showing us the outdoor shower, the hot tub, amenities, and bathrooms. There are even kayaks and bicycles on the property that you could use to get around. We hit the beach right away for a few hours, caught dinner at a local sushi restaurant and then enjoyed wine at the cabin later that first night.

The second day, it rained nonstop so we literally relaxed in the cabin all day. Reading, watching movies on our Hulu app, and enjoying snacks and more wine! 

The third and last day, we enjoyed leftovers in the morning for breakfast and really cherished that it only took us 15 minutes tops to clean the whole place! We hugged our hosts goodbye at the main house and grabbed lunch at a classic drive-in serving All-American food, Carlson's. Their homemade root beer is some of the best we've ever had, their burgers are made fresh and their cheese cubes are a MUST. The perfect way to end our cabin getaway. 

Watch Episode 14 of our VLOG and see the tiny home tour!

Weekend Itinerary:

Day 1
  • Morning - Drive to Michigan City, IN
  • Upon Arrival - Visit a local winery and pick up some wine (Shady Creek, Round Barn, St. Julian Winery - this is the one we visited)
  • Stop by the store for supplies and snacks (we picked up s'mores ingredients and chips) 
  • 2:00pm - Check-In to the cabin
  • 3:00pm - Hit the beach, walk the shore-front
  • 6:00pm - Sushi dinner at Hokkaido one town over 
  • Evening - Bonfire and drinks

Day 2
  • Morning - Sleep in!
  • Breakfast - Sofia's Pancake House
  • Things to do: Hang out in the cabin, read a book, beach day, jucuzzi, blueberry picking (there are nearby U-Pick farms)
  • Dinner - We ordered Chinese food because it was a rainy day and we LOVE ordering in on rainy nights but the area has some great restaurants featuring Italian cuisine, Jamaican food, and burger joints. 

Day 3
  • 11:00am - Check Out
  • Lunch - Carlson's Drive-In before heading home

Would you try staying in a tiny home?

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