10 Best Tiny Houses For Rent In Berkeley, California - Updated 2024

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Located on the shores of San Francisco Bay, the city of Berkeley is a popular destination for some diverse exploration. From its foodie hotspots to its historic and artistic corners, you will never get bored here - this is why the city’s slogan is “Be a Little Berkeley.” A must-not-miss attraction here is the historic Berkeley Rose Garden which has a whopping 1,500 rose bushes. This 3-acre (1.21-hectare) garden also has pergolas, picnic areas, tennis courts, and hiking trails. For art lovers, you can head to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. For fresh produce, swing by Berkeley Farmers’ Markets.

As you’re being a “little Berkeley,” why not stay in a quaint space during your stay here for a one-of-a-kind experience? If you’re interested, continue scrolling to see some of the best tiny houses for rent in Berkeley, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Cottage in a private garden (from USD 100)

Enjoy this little paradise in the middle of the bustling city. This quaint cottage is set in a private garden, offering guests a secluded experience. It has an L-shaped studio room perfect for two. While it’s small, it has abundant natural lighting coming in to make the room feel more spacious.

This place is designed with dreamy spots guests can enjoy, starting off with the reading nook by a large window with a view of the garden. You can also hang out in the private garden where you can enjoy some peace and quiet.

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Berkeley, California, United States
4.76 km (3.0 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
710 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were comfortable had everything we needed and walked to local coffee shops downtown berkeley and the campus
i loved the quirky little bath even if it was a bit tight when used for showering
the room was comfortable and attractive
delightful stay very cute cozy tranquil garden cottage
really comfy bed delicious old clawfoot tub a windowseat
generally pretty clean and private
it was also very clean
simple beautiful clean and especially close to our daughters residence in south central berkley
the cabin itself was adorable very clean and centrally located to everything on our agenda
polly was a wonderful host
the host was very communicative and made sure we were well taken care of
polly was a great host
polly is a great host very open and communicative
the host was super thoughtful and has an eye for detail
very cute cozy and great location
great location and the garden was lovely
it feels very safe and the location is nice
a cosy place in a very beautiful neighborhood
wonderful lovely cottage and garden in the perfect berkeley location polly is delightful
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2. Cozy tiny house in a backyard (from USD 101)

Set the cozy vibes and experience tiny living in this backyard house. This lovely home was inspired by the tiny house movement so you are guaranteed to have a wonderful stay here. It is a 200-square-foot (18.58-square-meter) space with two queen-size beds, one on the main floor and one in the loft. Outdoors, there is a seating area and string lights to light up the area.

This tiny house is located in a private residence’s backyard but has a separate entrance. Aside from the house, guests can also use the patio, barbecue grill, and bicycle rack.

Stayed at this property?
Berkeley, California, United States
5.79 km (3.6 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
522 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the murphy bed downstairs is comfortable and easy to set up so the loft is not necessary
both beds are extremely comfortable
we managed very nicely with the murphy bed and it was very comfortable
the bed was super comfy too
the murphy bed is fantastic use it
the space is clean and efficient
clean quiet and nice place to stay
the house was very clean and comfortable
very clean and has everything you need
the tiny house itself was clean and well thought-out
charming small place fast response from host
let me just say thank you to the owners for letting us have a great vacation
very responsive hosts who were thoughtful in many ways
toby and sonja host a wonderful place to stay
the town was adorable we could walk to some local shops that were recommended by the host
very cute tiny house safe neighborhood nice location
amazing location in a beautiful neighborhood
convenient north berkeley location in quiet safe neighborhood
great location and fun space
quiet location in great area in berkeley
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3. Minimalist studio with a walk-in shower (from USD 189)

Located in a backyard space, this modern tiny house is something to look out for because of its unique look. The exterior is all black, giving it an edgy appearance. Meanwhile, the interior is bright and minimal which gives the space a cozy feel. The home is also lovingly accentuated with leafy potted plants for a refreshing mood.

The whole space has simple yet exquisite features such as a queen-size floating bed in the bedroom and a walk-in shower and a Japanese toilet in the bathroom. For a great outdoor experience, guests can have a relaxing evening in the backyard fire pit.

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Berkeley, California, United States
1.98 km (1.3 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
300 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heated toilet seats was more than a pleasant surprise
great location very clean and great communication from the hosts
great place krutal’s spot is super clean and modern
super clean cute the neighborhood was adorable and so friendly
wonderful location if you work in emeryville
it’s within walking distance of some awesome restaurants
the place is in a great walking neighborhood in berkeley
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4. The Lily Pad (from USD 135)

Planning for your solo travel? This minimalist tiny studio is waiting for you. It is tucked in a tropical garden in Emeryville just a few minutes from Berkeley. The property also boasts a clean and fresh design that is both sustainable and functional.

Experience the most of its unique setting. The garden has a koi fish lily pond and flowering plants. There is also a sitting area and a hammock – a perfect spot to read a book or just enjoy the serene atmosphere you’re in.

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Emeryville, California, United States
4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
88 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is very fast great for working out of the unit
gorgeous views comfortable bed great wifi easy to walk to places hosts are very quick with communication etc
second stay was great just like the first comfortable place beautiful backyard
my second stay at the lilypad was just as comfortable safe and memorable as the first
i appreciate the cleanliness and green products
the place is super clean and is very well stocked
the studio includes almost anything one would need while still maintaining clean design aesthetic
even prettier than the photos comfy bed clean and great location
albena was a great host - accommodating and friendly
the host was very nice and sweet
albena and her parents are very kind hosts
albena is so responsive and made my mom feel at home
the hosts were lovely responsive and communicative without being intrusive
beautiful and also a wonderful location
wonderful stay in a place that honestly feels really removed from the chaos of the bay
love the location in emeryville lots of really nice walks starting just down the street
this place is the best airbnb i’ve ever stayed at
great location tranquil setting and amazing communication throughout my stay
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5. Charming tiny house with a bar window (from USD 101)

About 15 minutes from Berkeley, you can find this charming tiny house in the residential area of Richmond. This house has everything you’ll need as well as some unique features for an awesome stay. Take advantage of the fully stocked kitchen with a bar window that opens up to a deck where you can enjoy your coffee and meal with an outdoor view. The sleeping area has a queen bed, and above it is an elevator-style platform for storage.

Outside, you can lounge on the patio table or have a little cookout using the private grill.

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Richmond, California, United States
14.25 km (8.9 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
236 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easily our best air bnb experience we felt so comfortable and welcome
clean comfortable and perfect for two people
wonderful tiny house very clean and homey
very clean place would definitely stay here again
such a cute tiny house the hosts were very kind and the place was clean and cozy
oscar and nicole are amazing hosts and made us feel so at home
there were recommendations that were extremely helpful and thoughtful
oscar was a great host provided everything i needed and willing to accommodate a late checkout
great tiny house experience with everything you need wonderful host and easy to find
we also got to chat for a little super kind and sweet couple
the off street parking was a major plus and it made me feel safe
one of the best aspects was how relatively close it was to both berkeley and sf
this is a very cute clean and comfortable place
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6. Rustic, modern house with a bathtub (from USD 106)

This rustic yet modern house in Oakland features a 100-year-old vaulted ceiling as well as stained concrete floors, creating an artistic and industrial vibe. Boasting updated furniture and appliances, you can expect a great stay here. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator and a dishwasher. The bathroom also has a bathtub.

This tiny house has also a small private yard with a fire pit and seating area, an ideal spot for chilling out under the cool night breeze with your partner.

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Oakland, California, United States
11.05 km (6.9 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space heater worked great kept it nice and toasty once i figured out the thermostat
the heater works great and the sheets are soft
the heater did an okay job but overall wasn’t warm enough for us
at night it was quiet and comfortable
tobey is such a kind and generous host
i highly recommend tobey as a host
also when we needed anything at all tobey was super responsive and friendly
tobey’s place looks exactly like what is posted
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7. The Tiny Heauxtel (from USD 95)

Book a stay in this quaint, aesthetically pleasing property in Oakland. Intricately designed, this tiny house has unique and artsy features. It has large glass windows that let in natural light while also providing privacy with top-to-bottom bamboo blinds. The living area has a long leather couch, a flat-screen TV, books, and a transparent speaker. With several great amenities, you won’t feel confined despite the size of the house.

The whole space sets a tropical vibe with numerous leafy plants dotted in all parts of the house. What’s more, the bathroom has a handmade, wall-mounted propagation station. Now, isn’t that unique?

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Oakland, California, United States
11.57 km (7.2 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a very comfortable and cozy place to stay in for any length of time
comfortable cozy spotless creative well-stocked even
this host takes such great care and thought from wall to wall floor to ceiling
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8. Vibrant gallery home with a loft (from USD 94)

Have a memorable and colorful stay in this vibrant tiny house in Oakland. Structured with wooden furnishings splashed with funky art pieces, this property truly emits a refreshing and fun atmosphere. You’ll feel as if you’re walking in a hip-hop gallery when you book a stay here.

The living room highlights a bright red leather couch that you can comfortably sit on while watching a movie. Upstairs is the attic-style bedroom ideal for two, with another television and a record player.

Stayed at this property?
Oakland, California, United States
11.76 km (7.4 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
312 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it can get hot but the air conditioner was a huge help as well
ansel's place was great the interior is comfortable and stylish and we loved all the amenities
sleeping here was so comfortable the loft really cute
creatively stimulating and really comfortable
tiny house is comfortable with good quality amenities to ensure the guests are feeling at home
very clean and cozy
communication was great and the house was spotless
ansel’s place was wonderful very clean and comfy
the house was clean cute and cozy
the tiny house is very clean and accommodating
the host is great and helpful
ansel was a great host
ansel the host was a great host
ansel is a great host
ansel was a great host
it’s a cute house and i enjoyed my quiet time there
it was in a good location for everything we had planned
this is the perfect location to stay for exploring the bay area
a beautiful place to stay and get away for a vacation
we walked around the neighborhood with zero issues and had a great time staying there
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9. Tiny house with scenic views (from USD 170)

Stay in a small space yet live in the grand setting in this tiny house in Mill Valley. Located around 30 minutes from Berkeley, this house is set above Muir Woods. Designed with a three-level layout, this house provides functional and homey features. If you love curling up while watching movies, then your definite favorite spot will be the living area. It has a comfortable two-seater couch and a full-sized projector screen for a theater-like viewing experience.

Open the windows and be greeted with ocean and mountain views. From your doorstep, you can access different hiking and biking trails to see more gorgeous views of the city.

Stayed at this property?
Mill Valley, California, United States
29.23 km (18.2 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
200 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this tiny home has all the amenities you need and is extremely comfortable
despite the small space the tiny house was extremely comfortable
it's a perfect spot to escape into nature and have a comfortable home base
very clean well designed such that it didn't seem tiny
tiny home was clean and cozy
the tiny house was wonderful very comfortable and clean
john was a very nice host
private setting very kind hosts
john and kathryn are great hosts - very communicative and thoughtful
hosts are super nice and full of useful tips about the area
the tiny home provided comfort to the highest degree and the host john was incredibly communicative
great location as well - close to the town center and just a couple steps from the trail
great location for hiking with the dipsea trail accessible right across the street
i definitely recommend this location to any couples looking for a getaway
all in all a memorable experience and an ideal location for exploring muir woods
loved staying here it was a super location with comfortable beds and beautiful surroundings
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10. Lovely cottage in a mystical garden

Open the doors to this magical tiny cottage in a garden. Located in the bustling city of San Francisco, this tiny house offers tranquility. Here, you’ll have a fairy-like experience with its beautiful garden dotted with stone steps, flowering plants, vines, and lanterns.

The house is described as tiny yet has lavish amenities and furnishings. It has French main doors that open to its living area with a sofa bed and a working desk. The bathroom has a large shower area with a skylight feature.

Stayed at this property?
San Francisco, California, United States
21.14 km (13.2 mi) from Temescal Regional Recreation Area
374 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's tight when the sleeper couch is unfolded but it was surprisingly comfortable for me and my wife
it was so nice the sleeper couch was insanely comfortable and the location was just perfect
the sofa bed was very high end and more comfortable than our bed at home
sparkling clean and great decor
it was so clean comfortable and beautiful
tristan’s place is gorgeous and sparkling clean with many lovely touches
it was a relaxing retreat after a long day and everything was extremely clean and stylish
beautiful little cottage extremely clean and well furnished i would stay here again in a heartbeat
tristan himself was an amazing host
tristan was an absolutely wonderful host
he was incredibly hospitable and ready to answer any questions we had
he was a fantastic host who made us feel very welcomed
tristan is the best airbnb host i’ve ever had
beautiful place in a great location
just a quick walk to the park restaurants and easy parking
price is perfect for the location walking distance to some great restaurants or order in
great location beautiful outdoor space
tristans place was beautiful and conveniently located in the city
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Live tiny, experience grand

Living in a tiny house may not sound appealing to others. However, if you want a one-of-a-kind stay for your vacation or for any other reason, living in a tiny house gives you the idea of extreme discovery right outside your door! Choose what’s ideal for you, whether tucked in a private garden or atop a hill, by checking out our list of the best tiny houses in the city.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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